Pray always with all prayer
Different ways/ kinds/ manners/ understandings/ expectations for different circumstances
Holy Spirit teaches you the best way to pray
Prayer of faith = Pray it on purpose – and – Don’t pray it quickly.
Mark 11:24 = things you desire when you pray
Electricity conducts through some material and not other materials.
I cannot pray the prayer of faith for you unless you want me to.
He’s been a pastor since 1977 – and – merged churches with Pastor Jeff in 1992
In a coma, the last sense to go is hearing, so talk about God and how good He is/ able to raise you up.
Read them scriptures/ keep visiting and keep reading.
Prayer of faith for healing.
You can pray for God to help you, but you need to get out of the car and change our flat tire.
Janna is the iron-maiden from Southern Greece.
Never pray quickly.
You are not larger than life/ be gentle at the hospital.
Prayer of agreement/ Book of James = elders asked to come.
Prayer of intercession = on behalf of someone else.
Prayer of consecration = your will.
Prayer of Commitment = cast your cares.
Prayer for the lost – 2 Cor. = God doesn’t hold men’s sin against them; Jesus removed the barrier.
Don’t talk to your relatives about Christ.
Praying in the Spirit – Mt 6:5 – don’t pray to be seen but to the Father in secret = the right attitude, so you can’t get credit from people, but God – Not vain repetition… many words.
PRAYER IS COOPERATING WITH GOD.
Gen. 1:26 = free will/ men have dominion
Prayer is NOT complicated.
Don’t be concerned with the number of people praying for you but the ‘team’ = few who know you.
Build your team, building relationships take time = care about you. Include your pastors on your team.
Then when you pray, it’s done. He shared about how when he asks his wife, Janna to pray, he knows it’s a done deal.
Pray in this way/ this manner/ this pattern
God IS – and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him
Give Him thanks and praise/ prayer of praise:
sing songs and prisoners heard them (huh, is this why I find myself humming songs at work?)
There is no sickness in heaven.
Everything we need to exist as humans = the bread,
so eat that bread with faith.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean reconciliation…
Reconciliation = –noun
||an act of reconciling or the state of being reconciled.
||the process of making consistent or compatible.
Live peaceably with all men as it is within you.
Jn 15:4 = abide/ bear fruit – prepare your prayers…
When you are asking God for something = prepare…
Slow down and prepare or you will be frustrated.
Abide in Jesus on PURPOSE.
The wax = the power and energy from heaven;
The wick = is to pull (without effort).
We are the wick.
Without wax we will burn up.
Activate with Holy Spirit = quickening to our humanity = every day the power of the resurrection affecting our human bodies.
Smoke = There is to much wick = too much humanity in our lives = bothersome to ourselves and others.
There is MORE THAN ENOUGH wax.
You will encounter circumstances way greater than you, but not greater than God.
Book of I John = all of this in the world is not of the Father.
Book of Isaiah = no weapon formed against you will prosper.
Electricity was strange to people at the turn of the century, but not now.
James 1:4 = prayer of faith = no doubting/ receive from God – stand your ground because God sends it and when you waver and you are not there because you moved.
Prayer in spirit = you are having fellowship with God.
God wants you to move out of lack into the land of plenty. Confidence in heart = pray a million dollar prayer. James 4:2 = lust and do not have – don’t have because you don’t ask = so pray thy will be done. James, the brother of Jesus became the pastor of Jerusalem. Eph 3:20 – God wants to give you more than you can ask/ think.
Pastor John loves planes/ wants a Beech Craft King Air… the power… but the timing is not right… maintnc alone cost $16 per year… One day he may NEED a plane… and he has a God who could give Him one. He drives by airports/ sit in the seat of airplanes
Pray prayers where God is smiling, not grimacing.
Can go by what God doesn’t say as much as by what He does say.
James 5:13 = by age 12, you should walk, others should not be carrying you. You NEED to be praying for your life. You pick up the slack, don’t get others to do it.
- Put Jesus first.
- Have no ill will towards any human being – don’t take advantage or manipulate.
- Bear your wounds faithfully. Process properly. Suffering is unescapable. Your deal that happen when you were young.
Take responsibility for yourself.
Pray for each other…. that you may be healed.
Elijah scriptures/ magnitude of prayer
Next week: Prayer of a righteous man availeth much.