The Praying Christian(Pt. 1)(Series)
Sermons from the Heart of God Vol 3 Page 125
Main Verse: Luke 18:1-8 Category: Prayer INTRO A Prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian. Recognizing the indispensability of prayer, now we must learn to pray with strategy and effectiveness. I. THE NEED FOR PRAYER 1. It is a sin not to pray 1 Sam. 12:23 2. Not occasionally. Not an option
1 Thes. 5:17 II. PRIORITIZING YOUR PRAYER LIFE 1. Make it a priority Mat. 14:22-25 2. Find a time & place Lk. 22:39-40 3. Occasionally you must go to the wilderness Mk. 1:35 1. This is where God speaks more powerfully (no humans around) Lk. 3:2 2. God will occasionally allure you to the wilderness Hos. 2:14 III. THE CONDITION OF THE HEART CONTINGENT UPON ANSWER 1. Unforgiveness Mt. 6:14-15; Mk. 11:25 2. Sin Isa. 59:1-2 3. Repetitious, religious, & mechanical prayers Mt. 6:7 4. Prayers must come from a fervent heart Jas. 5:16-18 CONC. Prayer must be done strategically and Biblically. Prayers should not be founded on Tradition, Emotions, Experiences, etc. but on the Word. Too much time is wasted praying vain prayers because of lack of strategy. However to baby Christians any prayers are good enough till they come to a full knowledge of prayer techniques.