Living in the Power of Prayer

It has been a while since my last blog. We are still in our sermon series “Walking the Walk” If you are interested, you can listen to our sermons on this site. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught Kingdom principles that we need to live by. The Sunday we will study Matthew 7:7-11 and we will talk about prayer. What does your prayer life look like? How active is your prayer life? The truth is that our prayer life can always improve. Our prayer life is essential to the vitality of our spiritual life. As James indicates our prayer life can be powerful and effective! We truly need to understand that our prayer life is the key to our spiritual walk. As we look at prayer we can say that prayer has two components. The first is God’s part and the second is our part. What is it about prayer that can be sometimes   challenging? Sometimes we know we should be praying but either the words don’t come or we are hesitant to pray. The real question is do you pray? Why and or why not? How consistent is you prayer life? Prayer can be a misunderstood thing, even by Christians. We should not treat God as a prayer vending machine, nor should we think of prayer as somehow bending God to our will. When we pray, our attitudes and motives need to be in check,  as well as our prayer should be directed to the will of God. Truly, if we desire a deeper prayer life we should follow the example of Jesus. Please look up the scriptures for further study. The Example of Jesus:

  • Prayerful consistency – Mark 1:35 (ESV)
  • Prayerful dependence – Mark 9:26–29 (ESV)
  • Prayerful Surrender – Luke 22:41–42 (ESV)
  • Prayerful intercession – John 17:11–21 (ESV)

We are in this together! Pastor Mike


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