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

(prayer)

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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