Sermon Notes “How to pray about your problems.” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge 08/19/12 Jacob’s Church, near Gettysburg, Frederick Maryland and Hagerstown Maryland

Mark 10:15
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

“How to pray about your problems.” Sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Prayer should be as natural to a Christian as breathing air.”

Neh. 1:6   Let thine ear now be attentive, and  thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned.

Neh. 1:10-11  Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand. [11] O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.

Psalm 73:28  But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.

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.

 Five Thoughts on Prayer

1.We have more faith when we please God   1 John 3:21-22

2.We must approach God with the right motives. Matthew 6:5-15
3.Expectation based on his word.  John 16:23.

4. Approach the Father in the name of his son Jesus .  John 14:14

5. Pray the Bible. John 15:7

6. Come as a little child. Mark 10:15

Matthew 21:22  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Mark 11:22-24  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. [23] For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. [24] Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Praise  Worship is expressing to God our love maintaining relationship.

Request     Be specific like the old spiritual, “Tell him what you want”.

Authorization    Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant. There is power in this name.

Yield   Allow the Holy Spirit to bring to your remembrance unfinished business.

John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

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