Intro: Prayer is a wonderful privilege.God has opened the door to His throne room and invited His children to enter His presence with their petitions, Heb. Conc: Keep praying dear saint of god! He can choose to change His own mind—and He has changed His mind—after fervent prayers on many occasions. James 5:16-17. a. Praying not only for ourselves, but for our brethren in need? 66:18; and be sure that you are asking according to His will. And when He does, we know that it is according to His will, and we can really bear down. The beatitudes, as seen here in Luke 6, are a list of blessings on unlikely groups. Although the Lord wants to hear about our physical and material concerns, we should also bring our spiritual needs to Him, as the apostle does in Colossians 1:9-14. Acts 12:1-24. Praying persistently is not a reminder to God but a reminder to you that God will do it according to his word and your request. As the parable of the unmerciful judge teaches (Luke 18:1–8), Abraham’s action teaches us that we may properly press God hard with fervent persistence when we bring our desires before Him. by Lloyd Stilley on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM . I am preaching on seven keys to effective praying or seven keys to an effective prayer life. We have no power to make God change His direction, but we should feel free to ask according to His will. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. So I say, "I love Jesus. 55:8-9), and we often think that He has to work in the way that makes sense to us. Oh, and how I love Him." Let me share a personal testimony with you here church. c. Asking according to God's Will? Search out the word of God concerning that need and remind him about his word. If the Spirit is moving us to pray, then he would move us according to his will and Word. The widow in Luke 18:1-8; Ill. Luke 11:5-13. Also, it is difficult to pray according to God’s will because His ways are not our ways (Isa. Anyone can do that. Sunday Morning Services Molalla Campus: 9:00 & 10:30 am Beavercreek Campus: 10:30 am Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Messiah is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him (1Jo 5:1). b. Praying for brethren overtaken by sin, but who have demonstrated that their sin is not one leading to death? Pray about Everything. John says we can be confident that God will grant our requests when they are according to his will. God still calls us to the upside-down living Jesus preached in His Sermon on the Mount. Be specific. If so, then keep praying – Ill. SOMETHING HAPPENS WHEN GOD'S PEOPLE PRAY. According to the Bible, we should be able to ask for anything, in Jesus name, and then receive it. If the word or smile of an earthly: parent can strengthen the soul of his child, much more God. Dr. Stanley preached a sermon on Colossians 1:9-12. One of the very basic things about the Christian life is praying. Re-read 5:14,15. We should do much thinking before we ask anything of God and be clear that we ask according to His will. Introductory Remarks. He is the Messiah. How God Helps Us Pray according to His Will May 07, 2020 by: Donald S. Whitney. Yes, I'm born again. He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. ... We must learn to pray according to the will of the Father. Following Jesus Fully. If I had been a disciple of John the Baptist, I would have been praying that he be released from prison and have many more years of effective ministry. Paul’s prayer for the church at Colossae is an example of what God desires to do in every believer’s life. Did you know that even Jesus didn’t have every prayer He prayed answered by the Father! Charles Stanley (October-05-2020) Daily Devotion: A Pattern for Praying God’s Will. And He will always answer according to His sovereign will. PRAYING GOD’S WILL. 1. So what would that look like in 2020? Spiritual power, then, is not indigenous to the soul; it is from God, who alone knows its capacities and needs. … Martin Luther - Praying According to God’s Will (illustration) See how easy that is? 1 John 5:14-15 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. When prayer seems unanswered be sure that your heart is right with God, Psa. When our friend connected praying according to God’s will with asking God to stop a divorce, she was viewing the “according to his will” in 1 John 5 as equivalent to category #2 above—the moral will of God. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. Are we praying with compassion? A Memory Help for A.S.K. I went out and cheered for him, but I never felt any freedom to pray that the Lord would help Dan’s team to win because there may have been a Christian on the other team who was praying the same thing. If you don’t understand the meaning of a verse, go on to the next verse. Pastor Jeremiah concludes his 'Praying' Series discussing the importance or praying according to the will of God. Dr. Moody Stuart, a great praying man of a past generation, once drew up a set of rules to guide him in his prayers. You know, we said that reading the Bible is like eating. THE DIVINE PRINCIPLE MANIFESTED — "according to the power of His glory" (Ephesians 3:16). In this sermon, he personalized this prayer and encouraged the listeners to pray this prayer on behalf of any prodigals in their lives. If you desire anything from God and you want to pray according to his will, you should: 1. praying according to His will. Prayer is a time of refreshment. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Prioritizing the same things as God (Luke 6:20–26). in the Sermon on the Mount. How do we deal with unanswered prayer? But according to Scripture, He can and will change His mind! In his sermon on Ephesians 2:18 (Part 2), Martin Lloyd-Jones seeks to impress on the believer the absolute necessity of prayer and of the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer. B. Let us pray Lord thank you this far, it can only be you Lord. Sermon series: Transformational Church. He prayed that the Father might take the cup of His suffering, His shame and His sacrifice from Him. To pray the Bible, you simply go through a passage line by line, talking to God about whatever comes to mind as you read the text. In Genesis 18:16-33 we see the patriarch standing before the Lord, actually praying for Sodom and Gomorrah and pleading that the Lord would reconsider His plan to destroy the evil cities. Perhaps our fervent prayers will cause God to reconsider what He is about to do. Abraham knew this. God has sovereignly ordained the corporate praying of a church, such that His mighty workings increase exponentially. But when we have decided that we should pray for something, we should keep on praying until we get it. Sermon on 1 John 5: PRAYING ACCORDING TO GOD'S WILL. Transforming The City Completely. The goal is to advance in our prayer effectiveness. Howard Taylor says of his father, Hudson Taylor, “For forty years the sun never rose on China a single day that God didn’t find him on his knees.” (Howard Taylor, Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission). This message proposes four questions for processing that issue concerning our requests. 3. God always gives us His best when we leave the choices to Him! This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. The promises of God abound in the scriptures. At the end of the day, Abraham’s intercessory pleas on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah are an example to us of praying boldly. He is who He is. The difference between praying till you quit and praying till you pray is illustrated by the American evangelist John Wesley Lee. We should not rush heedlessly into God s presence and ask for the first thing that comes to mind without giving proper thought to the question of whether it is really what we ought to have. In Him 33:3.And, he has promised to answer our prayers when we pray according to His will, 1 John 5:14-15. God cannot and will not change His character. Let us pray for breakthrough on issues that concern us and those associated with us. Ephesians 1:1, for instance, explains that the Lord “works all things according to the counsel of his will.” Psalm 115:3 adds that “our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.” Such passages refer to what is commonly called the decretive will of God. Study the word, extract the promise and cry unto God with it. Praying According To God's Will Ken Birks, Pastor/Teacher I. We’re going to talk about how to pray right now. Share: This morning we will survey various Scriptures that establish something simple, profound, and stirring: Praying Churches are used of God to change the world. Praying according to God’s will “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.” James 4:3. He is bound to answer. Keeping His commandments and doing the things pleasing in His sight? 1. Sunday morning preaching - May 24, 2020 Twin Rivers Baptist Church New Bern, NC. Among these rules is this one: "Pray till you pray." Back to New Testament Sermon on 1 John. View PDF for this sermon (opens in a new window) OUTLINE Asking According to His Will (I) Intro A. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 4:16.He has promised to hear us when we call, Jer. So how do we know we’re praying “according to His will”? Our love for Him leads us to practical obedience, not nominal observance. Yesterday I heard Joe Gelacio give an excellent message on Matt 7:7-11. While listening, I thought of several things to help me remember the point of the passage. Years ago, when our son Dan played in the local park and recreation soccer league. 1. John is echoing what he heard Jesus promise in Jn.16:23 (read). How should we pray then? Specific sermons from both of them flash across my memory even now, but it was one by Dr. Charles Stanley which changed my life forever. The key condition: according to God’s will. What should we ask for? God decides whether and when He will change, after He hears us. August 11, 2020 by Bob Wilkin in Blog - ask; seek; and knock, Matthew 7:7-11, praying according to His will.