Powerful Prayer – Part 1
Life Church – August 1, 2010
Pastor Dan Walker
James 5:16b (NIV) The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Psalms 4:3 (NIV) Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.
Deuteronomy 4:7 (NIV) What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
1. _______ on God
Genesis 4:26 (NIV) Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD.
A. Call on God in times of _______________
Psalms 86:7 (NIV) In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.
B. Call on God in _______________
Jeremiah 33:2-3 (NIV) "This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it--the LORD is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
2. ____________ in God's character
A. Trust in God's __________
Psalms 86:5 (NIV) You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.
B. Trust in God's __________
Psalms 89:8 (NIV) O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
3. ______________ to God's answer
A. Respond with ______________
Psalms 28:6 (NIV) Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
B. Respond with _________________
Psalms 35:17-18 (NIV) O Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my precious life from these lions. I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you.