What Prayer Is (and isn’t) [Part 2]

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What Prayer Is (and isn’t) [Part 2]

October 10, 2021 | Mark Simmons


What Prayer Is (and isn’t) [Part 2]


Our Culture is COMPLETELY OPPOSITE of Jesus’ hearers


Jesus taught us that God is resistant and requires a lot of nagging to deserve the answer we want. Right?


Luke 11:5-8 (NLT)


I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[e] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. [e]NLT translation notes: Or in order to avoid shame, or so his reputation won’t be damaged. NIV translation notes: yet to preserve his good name


Mi casa es su casa.


Ed Young

Voices of the Heart


God answers our prayers for HIS honor.


If a selfish, sleeping, inconvenienced neighbor can care, how much more can your Father!


Luke 11:9-10 (NLT)


A.S.K. prayers don’t nag an uncaring god.

A.S.K. prayers shape US as we persist with a loving Father.


When we keep on praying, God changes us and our prayers.


Jesus taught that God is a generous, gift-giving Father

Luke 11:11-13 (NLT)


James 1:17 (GW)


Jesus taught that the very best gift is the gift of the Holy Spirit.


Father—God above us

Son—God with us

Spirit—God in us


Romans 8:15 (CSB)


While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. –Matthew 26:26-27 (NIV)

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