We talk about the importance of prayer all the time. But, why pray if God already knows what I need? What is supposed to happen when I pray? There are hundreds of examples of praying in the Bible. Does God really care about the stuff I pray about? Actually, prayer is one of the greatest gifts God gives me because through prayer I experience all of God’s blessings. Jesus provided an outline for us to use as a guide to prayer in His Sermon on the Mount. We will unpack His teaching to discover why and how God wants us to pray.
APRIL 18th | Prayer is Submission | Matthew 6:5-15
Prayer starts with the reality that God is in control. His love motivates His will and I can trust His ways are the best thing for me. But sometimes that’s hard to do. Prayer starts with submission. I accept the authority of God first and then seek what He wants for my life. We open the series with an overall look at the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. To prepare, read Matthew 6:5-14.
APRIL 25th | Prayer is Supplication | Matthew 6:11 & 6:19-34
When I need something in my life, is it ok to come to God ask Him to supply it? Maybe its sickness or maybe its money. How do I humbly ask God for His help? How do I know what is right for me to ask for? I’ve always been told God wants to bless the ones He loves. This means I can come to God whenever I have a need. To prepare, read Matthew 6:11 and 6:19-34.