Powerful Prayer – Part 2
Life Church – August 8, 2010
Pastor Dan Walker
Matthew 21:22 (NIV) If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Matthew 6:10 (NIV) Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
1. Make prayer a _______________
A. Pray _________ by yourself
Mark 1:35 (NIV) Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
B. Pray ___________ with others
Matthew 18:19-20 (NIV) "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."
2. Rely on the _________________
A. Let the Holy Spirit’s _________ you
Jude 1:20 (NIV) But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
B. Let the Holy Spirit pray ____________ you
Romans 8:26 (NIV) In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
3. Combine prayer with _______________
Matthew 6:16-18 (NIV) "When you fast … your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
A. Fast to draw __________ to God
Daniel 9:2-3 (NIV) I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures … that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
B. Fast to ____________ others for God
2 Chronicles 20:2-4 (NIV) Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, "A vast army is coming against you” … Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD.