Consider Prayer

October 16, 2022

Consider Prayer
Pastor Terry Wilcox

Matthew 6:5-13


  1. Definitions:
    1. It is the  to knowing Jesus.
      Romans 10:13
    2. It is taking hold of God’s .
      Luke 11:1
    3. It is reaching out to  Jesus.
      Luke 8:43-48
    4. It is complying with God’s .

      “In prayer you align yourself to the purpose and power of God and He is able to do things through you that He could not do otherwise…for this is an open universe, where some things are left open, contingent upon our doing them. If we do not do them they will never be done. So God has left certain things open to prayer – things which will never be done except as we pray.”
      -Dr. E Stanley Jones, Missionary & Author

    5. It is between two friends who love each other.
      John 15:15
    6. It has been described as the of spiritual life.
    7. It is opening the  to Jesus.
      Romans 3:20

      “To pray is nothing more involved than to let Jesus into our needs. To pray is to give Jesus permission to employ His power in the alleviation of our distress. To pray is to let Jesus glorify His name in the midst of our needs. To pray is nothing more involved than to open the door, giving Jesus access to our needs and permitting Him to exercise His own power in dealing with them.”
      an excerpt from Prayer, by Ole Hallesby.

Why Pray?

  1. It is necessary for .
  2. Communication is necessary for .
  3. It is necessary to our .
    Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 9:37-38; Acts 1; Acts 2
  4. We can’t have without prayer.
    John 17:22-23

Pray & Go is coming to Restoration Fellowship Church


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