April 3, 2016
PRIORITY OF PRAYER
I. Examples of Prayer
1 Samuel 12:22
1 Samuel 12:23
Prayer is shown to be as vital as breath.
II. Observations about Prayer
A. Prayer is the most neglected spiritual discipline.
- Prayer is not natural to anyone.
- Prayer is not fashionable.
- Prayer is not a pursuit.
Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer.
B. Prayer is made easy by God.
- Made it possible
- Made a messenger
- Made a helper
- Made a promise
- Matthew 7:7-8
- Matthew 21:22
- John 14:13-14
C. Prayer is the secret to holiness.
Those who are not eminently holy, pray little.
Those who are eminently holy, pray much.
Prayer life is security that you are saved.
1 Peter 1:17
1 Corinthians 1:2
Prayer is to faith what breath is to life.
Prayer neglected is spiritual life that is stagnant.
Men and women fall in private before they fall in public.
Prayer is the means to happy contentedness.
- Pray with help of Holy Spirit
- Pray regularly
- Pray continually
1 Thessalonians 5:17