3Talking to God Do you talk to God? When do You talk to God? How Often do you talk to God?What Do you talk to God About?
4I. Jesus Talked to his Father ALL the time. A. Jesus saw such a need to Talk to his Father All the Time while here on Earth.“who in the days of flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and he was heard because of his Godly fear.” Hebrews 5:7
5Jesus Talked to his Father ALL the time while here on the Earth “So He himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.” Luke 5:16“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35
6II. Disciples Wanted To Be Taught His disciples saw this example in the Life of ChristDo we allow others to see us pray?Are we embarrassed to pray in the sight of others?Have we taught to pray lately?John the Baptist, had taught his Disciples to pray.
7Talking to GodJesus’ disciples wanted to learn how to Pray because of the importance they could see that it held in the lives of others“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” LUKE 11:1
8It happened, that when he finished praying in a THE MODEL PRAYERIt happened, that when he finished praying in acertain place, one of his disciples said to him,"Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taughthis disciples." He said to them, "When you pray,say, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on Earth, as it is in heaven.Give us day by day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.And Do not us not into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one.” Luke 11:1-4 (Matthew 6:5-13)
9III. Prayer Can Be Such a Blessing? Certainly if the early disciples saw the need to pray we too can see the need and want to do as they did. WHY?Prayer can be such a blessing to us in our daily living when we remember Who we Praying To;“OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN”MATTHEW 6:9 – Luke 11: 2
10Prayer can be such a blessing to us in our daily living when we PRAY FOR STRENGHT & BOLDNESS in living our Christian life .Living the TRUE life of a Christian can be a CHALLENGEN when faced by those who do not want us to follow the Way of God.This is true, especially when the name of Jesus is forbidden to spoken (recent events involving Veterans in Texas)ACTS 4:23 – note – Verses 24 & 31
11Prayer can be such a blessing to us in our daily living when we PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS for others and of our own SINS - DAILYOur own forgiveness depends on this Matthew 6:12 & Luke 11:4One Might ask – “How many Times do I Forgive?” Matthew 18 : 21 & 2270 x 7 ( 490) Is that where it ends?Pray for the Forgiveness of othersI JOHN 1:7-9
12Prayer can be such a blessing to us in our daily living when we Cast all of our Anxieties on the Lord I PETER 5:6-7When we learn to PRAY about EVERYTHING instead of Worrying the blessing we receive is the PEACE OF GOD;“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:6-7
13Prayer can be such a blessing to us in our daily living when we DARE TO PRAY FOR GREAT THINGS. Elijah was a man just like us and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and it did not rain on the land for 3.5 years. He prayed again and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced it’s crops JAMES 5:17-18There is nothing that God can not do if what we ask is according to His Will.
14Prayer can be such a blessing to us in our daily living when we realize how POWERFUL it is; “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effectual, event Prayer of a righteous man avails much.” JAMES 5:16PRAYER AVAILS MUCH - Did You Hear That?
15Therefore our Prayer life should be without end and continually giving thanks in all circumstances and events.“Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus” I Thessalonians 5:17 – 18If we are still looking for the Blessings of God maybe we need to be Talking to God More?Prayer – IS - The Blessing of TALKING to God !!!!
17What Must You Do TO Be Saved? Hear The Word Of God Romans 10:17Believe His Word Mark 16:16, John 8:24Repent of your sins Luke 13:3, Acts 2:38Confess your belief Romans 10:10, Acts 8:37Be Baptized Mark 16:16, Acts 2: For the Remission of Your Sins Acts 22: Galatians 3:26, 27Live Faithfully Titus 2:11-14