Why Pray?

Scripture(s): 2 Chronicles 7:13-14; Luke 11:9-10; James 4:1-3; Luke 18:1-8; 1 Peter 5:5-7

If what we do in the service of God is about what we get out of Him, it becomes cheap and shallow.  We have not come to God because of us but because of Him. (His goodness, glory, honor, worth) When prayer becomes about God, why it is important becomes clear.

The Power of Prayer

Scripture(s): James 5:14-16; Psalms 145:18-19; Ephesians 1:18-19; Luke 10:2; Philippians 1:9-11; James 1:5; 2 Kings 6:15-17; Matthew 6:25-29

God hasn’t just invited us to talk with Him as a friend.  He hasn’t just told us that He cares enough to listen to our problems.  He has told us that He will work in those problems.

Becoming a Person of Prayer

Scripture(s): Genesis 22:1-12; 1 John 5:14-15; John 14:12-15; Deuteronomy 18:19-20; Mark 9:35-41; James 4:3

The Practice of Prayer

Scripture(s): Daniel 6:6-10; Matthew 14:13; Mark 1:35; Luke 22:39; Ephesians 6:18-19; Colossians 1:3-12 (9-12); 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Matthew 6:5-8

Practice is what moves a hit and miss prayer life into a pattern of life.  Yet, how do we practice prayer so that it becomes our pattern?

Sharing Through Prayer

Prayer is universal.  We receive it.  We accept it.  When we pray for another, they let us share in their lives.  As they do, let us share with them the One who can save them.



Prayer, an Act of Love

Scripture(s): 2 Corinthians 5:14-20

This passage begins by marveling in why Jesus came to die. Yet, the question then comes to us, “What am I willing to do because I have been so loved? Does it move me to love in return?”