How to Pray for Lost Loved Ones – Part 2
Powerful Prayer – Part 8
Life Church – September 19, 2010
Pastor Dan Walker
James 5:16b (NIV) The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Luke 4:18 (NIV) "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,”
1. Pray against spiritual _________________
Memory Verse. 2 Corinthians 10:4 (NIV) The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
A. Demolish _______________
2 Corinthians 10:5a (NIV) We demolish arguments …
B. Demolish ____________________
2 Corinthians 10:5b (NIV) We demolish … every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,
C. Take ______________ captive
2 Corinthians 10:5c (NIV) … we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2. Receive God’s ______________
Psalm 126:5-6 (NIV) Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
A. Pray with _______________
Nehemiah 1:4 (NIV) When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
B. Pursue the lost _________________
2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV) We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
3. ____________ spiritual children with God
John 1:12 (NIV) Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
A. Release the ____________ power through prayer
Titus 3:5 (NIV) he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
B. ___________ God’s Word
Ezekiel 37:4-5 (NIV) Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.