Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lord, Teach Me to Pray- Intro

  • Proverbs 15:8 says, "the prayer of the upright if His delight."
  • when we go to God in prayer. And not just access, but unlimited divine resources- more than enough for our needs- freely available from a loving heavenly Father.
  • He longs to have us with Him, telling Him all the issues of our hearts, casting all our cares on Him because He cares for us.
  • Psalm 61:1-2 says, "Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed."
  • A call to the duty of prayer will not overcome spiritual indifference, because prayer is an internal compulsion born out of a love for and dependence on our heavenly Father. Lack of prayer doesn't mean merely that we are disobedient; it is also an indicator that our love for God has grown cold.
  • "Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me." (Ps.50:15)
  • Let the truth of Scripture shape your thinking and feed your appetites and then you will know how to pray according to the will of God
  • Prayer must come from an obedient heart.

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