Achieving Godly Goals – Part 5
Life Church – February 6, 2011
Pastor Dan Walker
James 5:16b-17 (NIV) The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
1. Pray ___________
Luke 18:1 (NIV) Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
A. You need God's ________
Luke 18:2-3 (NIV) He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'"
B. You need God's ___________________
Luke 18:3 (NIV) And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
2. Pray _____________
Luke 18:4-5 (NIV) "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!'"
A. Pray for ___________ for yourself
James 4:3 (NIV) When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
B. Pray for justice for _______________
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
3. Pray __________________
Luke 18:6-7 (NIV) And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
A. Pray _____________ giving up
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.
B. Pray with _____________
Luke 18:8 (NIV) I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"