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We can pray confidently because of who God is: alive, just and my father; and because of who we are: His children, living righteously and in faith.

We can pray confidently because of who God is: alive, just and my father; and because of who we are: His children, living righteously and in faith.

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  • 1. Confident Prayer Luke 18.1; CB NT p. 143
  • 2. Then Jehovah said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians Exodus 3.7-8, CB OT p. 86-87
  • 3. And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Exodus 3.9, CB OT p. 87
  • 4. “I will sing to Jehovah, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. Jehovah is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:1-2, CB OT p. 106
  • 5. And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. Leviticus 26:12, CB OT p. 196
  • 6. Great Sea (Mediterranean) Jebusites Kir-moab Heshbon Rabbath-ammon Ashtaroth Hazor Megiddo Bethshan Jericho Jebus Beer-sheba Amalekites Kenites Moabites Hittites Hivites Edomites Perizzites Canaanites Bashan (Kingdom of Og) Sihon (Amorites) Ammonites Sidonians (Phoenicians) Sea of Chinnereth Salt Sea JordanRiver Nations of Canaan (Before Conquest) N S EW c 1999 MANNA Scale of Miles 0 50
  • 7. Know that Jehovah, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3, CB OT p. 942
  • 8. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Jehovah, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Psalm 95:6-7, CB OT p. 939
  • 9. Know that Jehovah, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3, CB OT p. 942
  • 10. THOUGHTS ABOUT HITTITE GODS
  • 11. The lord in his anger of heart looked at me The god in the rage of his heart confronted me; When the goddess was angry with me she made me become ill. THOUGHTS ABOUT HITTITE GODS
  • 12. The lord in his anger of heart looked at me The god in the rage of his heart confronted me; When the goddess was angry with me she made me become ill. The god whom I know or do not know has oppressed me. The goddess whom I know or do not know has placed suffering upon me. THOUGHTS ABOUT HITTITE GODS
  • 13. The lord in his anger of heart looked at me The god in the rage of his heart confronted me; When the goddess was angry with me she made me become ill. The god whom I know or do not know has oppressed me. The goddess whom I know or do not know has placed suffering upon me. Although I am looking constantly for help, no one takes me by the hand. When I weep they do not come to my side. I utter laments, but no one hears me. THOUGHTS ABOUT HITTITE GODS
  • 14. “O Baal, answer us!” 1 Kings 18:26, CB OT p. 556
  • 15. And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice. No one answered; no one paid attention. 1 Kings 18:29, CB OT p. 556
  • 16. “O Jehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. Answer me, O Jehovah, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Jehovah, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” 1 Kings 18:36-37, CB OT p. 557
  • 17. Praying Confidently
  • 18. She was deeply distressed and prayed to Jehovah and wept bitterly. 1 Samuel 1:10, CB OT p. 418
  • 19. “O Jehovah of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to Jehovah all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.” 1 Samuel 1:10-11, CB OT p. 418-419
  • 20. “My heart exults in Jehovah; my horn is exalted in Jehovah. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.” 1 Samuel 2:1, CB OT p. 420
  • 21. “I called out to Jehovah, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.” Jonah 2:2, CB OT p. 1479
  • 22. “When my life was fainting away, I remembered Jehovah, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.” Jonah 2:7, CB OT p. 1479
  • 23. Praying Confidently
  • 24. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 2 Corinthians 12:8, CB NT p. 323
  • 25. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. 1 John 3:1, CB NT p. 421
  • 26. and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:18, CB NT p. 421
  • 27. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14, CB NT p. 425
  • 28. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? Luke 18:7, CB NT p. 143 My God is just.
  • 29. how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11, CB NT p. 12 My God is my Father.
  • 30. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16, CB NT p. 405
  • 31. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:6, CB NT p. 400
  • 32. Praying Confidently
  • 33. Praying Confidently My God — Is alive — Is just — Is my father
  • 34. Praying Confidently My God — Is alive — Is just — Is my father His People — His child — Living righteously — Living in faith
  • 35. Praying Confidently
  • 36. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  • 37. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com, crestock.com, bigstock.com, dreamtime.com, thinkstock.com, and shutterstock.com are copyright protected.They are used by permission. Please do not reuse without permission.) Adam and Eve: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_02_11_RG.jpg Adam and Eve hiding: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_03_06_RG.jpg Leaving Garden: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/01/01_Ge_03_11_RG.jpg Girl Praying: Pixabay girl-20878_1280 Sheep:Pixabay sheep-57706_1280 Kneeling woman: iStock_000006055584 Hebrew Oppression: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1867_Edward_Poynter_-_Israel_in_Egypt.jpg Rejoicing Hebrews: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/02/02_Ex_15_01_RG.jpg Moses with Law: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/02/02_Ex_20_01_RG.jpg Hittite deity: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/HittiteSeatedDeityAnatolia13thCenturyBCE.jpg Girl Praying Sad: http://cdn.morguefile.com/imageData/public/files/a/anitapatterson/preview/fldr_2004_09_17/ file00074226366.jpg Woman rejoicing: morguefile: lookingtowardheaven Fish: http://www.flickr.com/photos/saspotato/8162690571/sizes/h/ Pew praying: http://www.flickr.com/photos/c0t0s0d0/2334183401/sizes/l/ Man Praying: iStock_000005455319 Judge: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/American_judge.jpg/1280px-American_judge.jpg Knocking: iStock_000000407385 Prayer and Bible: http://www.flickr.com/photos/impactmatt/502363271/sizes/l/ Man holding baby: iStock_000005533394 Doubting man: iStock_000000262059
  • 38. Concerning Prayer #02 Praying Confidently Luke 18.1 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 15 September 2013 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Synopsis: We can pray confidently because of who God is: alive, just and my father; and because of who we are: His children, living righteously and in faith. “Let all that you do be done with love.” "Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
  • 39. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?