Review 1.Jesus came into the region of the Sea of Galilee preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom. 2.He called the first of His disciples to follow Him. 3.In the Capernaum synagogue Mark records Jesus teaching as well as His first recorded deliverance of a demon. 4.His authority was recognized in His teaching and in His power over demons. 5.Jesus finished the day in Peter’s and Andrew’s house and ministering to the entire village in the evening in healings and deliverances.
Mark 1:35–39 (ESV) And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.
Jesus Prayingvs. 35 Mark 1:35 (ESV) And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.
Jesus Praying - ModelMatt. 6:9-13 Matthew 6:9–13 (ESV) Pray then like this: 1) Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 2) Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 3) Give us this day our daily bread, 4) and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 5) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Jesus Praying - ModelMatt. 6:9-13.Adoration of God(Focus…God) 1.Adoration of God(Focus…God) 2.Advance God’s kingdom on earth(Focus…God’s work and will, personally & globally) 3.Supply needs(Focus…God’s provision for needs) Physical needs Physical needs Spiritual needs Spiritual needs 4.Spiritual inventory(Focus…our spiritual condition) Forgiveness asked Forgiveness asked Forgiveness granted Forgiveness granted 5.Spiritual protection(Focus…our spiritual battle) Regarding sin, lies, and ungodliness Regarding sin, lies, and ungodliness Regarding Satan’s schemes and assaults Regarding Satan’s schemes and assaults
Jesus Praying - ModelMatt. 6:9-13 Noteworthy Observations Jesus’ exposure to God His Father Jesus’ exposure to God His Father Jesus’ dependence on God His Father Jesus’ dependence on God His Father
Jesus Praying Interruptedvs. 36-37 Mark 1:36–37 (ESV) And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” Earthly Perspectives
Jesus Praying Interruptedvs. 38-39 Mark 1:38–39 (ESV) And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons. Kingdom Perspective
Power of Prayer “History records no significant movement of the Spirit of God that has not been preceded by a very strong prayer emphasis... Our Savior Himself, to whom all authority in heaven and earth was given, spent much time praying while here on earth. Now seated at the right hand of God the Father, He intercedes on our behalf.... A vast reservoir of power, wisdom and grace becomes available to us through prayer.” Bill Bright
Power of Prayer Matthew 21:22 (ESV) And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” John 15:7 (ESV) If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. James 5:16 (NLT)... The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.
Praying with Confidence“4 Keys” 1) Abide Abiding is the key to successful praying. John 15:7 “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will and it shall be done for you.” 2) Ask Matthew 7:7, 8 “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.” 3) Believe Matthew 21:22 “Everything you ask in prayer, believing you shall receive.” 4) Receive If you are abiding in Christ, and if you have asked…believing, get ready to receive the answer. John 16:24 “Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.”
Can you and I pray this simple prayer…”Lord, set me on fire!” What makes this experience of God possible is God’s passion to make Himself known to us. God is even more eager to make Himself known than we are to know Him.