"pray" Tagged Sermons

"pray" Tagged Sermons

Colossians study

What We Pray Matters

Paul in Colossians 1:9-12 encourages the Colossians to “Live a life worthy of the Lord.” We are to conduct ourselves in balance with all that Jesus is by bearing fruit in every good work and growing in a personal, experiential knowledge of God. We can be strengthened by His glorious might, filled with thankfulness and in tune with God’s will.

Being Sensitive to the Holy Spirit

Do we ask God to guide us before we forge ahead with our own plans? The Holy Spirit who lives in us may be telling us, “No, there is a better plan for you.” If God says “Yes” let us move ahead without hesitation.

Meditating on the Bible

In Psalm 119:36-37, the psalmist prays, “Turn my heart toward your statues… Turn my eyes away from worthless things…” The psalmist was asking God to give him a desire to ponder deeply the truths of God’s word. Meditating on God’s word should be a daily practice that fits between reading God’s word and talking to God in prayer about what we have read. Meditation prepares us to pray and fuels our love for God and His truth.

What to Pray

Earnest prayer is critical to the success of the Gospel. Pray that the Gospel will spread rapidly and be honored. Ask for God-arranged encounters and clarity of speech. Pray to overcome spiritual paralysis caused by fear. The apostle Paul prayed for each of these things in his letters the churches, and the evidence that God answered Paul’s prayers is found in the book of Acts.

Read! Meditate! Pray!

Psalm 119:97 Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. (ESV) Luke 10:38-42 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem they came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed them into her home. Her sister Mary sat on the floor, listening to Jesus as he talked. But Martha was the jittery type and was worrying over the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Sir,…