07/24/11 “Simplicity of Prayer, I Called Him Daddy,” Part Four of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

 “Simplicity of Prayer, I Called Him Daddy,”  Part Four of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Acts 2:42  And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Prayer is a communication with God. (Oration)

1.      Talk normal

Romans 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

James 1:7-8  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. [8] A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 4:3  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

 2.      Talk authoritatively

Matthew 28:18-20  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 John 14:12-14  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. [13] And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [14] If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

 3.      Talk intimately

Mark 14:36  And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

Romans 8:15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Galatians 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

 4.      Talk targetively

Matthew 7:11   If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Luke 11:9   And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

 5.      Talk expectantly

Hebrews 11:6   But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 6.      Talk worshipfully

Rev. 14:7  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

 7.      Talk thankfully

Philip. 4:6  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Col. 2:7  Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Col. 4:2   Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

 8.      Talk repentantly

2 Tim. 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

 9.      Talk collectively

1 Peter 3:7  Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Matthew 18:19     Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

 10.  Talk unselfishly

Romans 15:30  Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

Romans 1:9     For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

 

Pastoral Song : What a Friend We Have in Jesus

 

Announcement : Rev. Lynn Singleton, director of Mt Hope Prison Ministries will be our special guest next week Sunday July 31st.  Come praying as Lynn shares the wonderful news of how God is changing the lives of inmates through this important ministry.

 

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