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PRAY ON!  Luke 18:1-8
<ul><li>1  One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.  2  “There was...
<ul><li>6  Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.  7  Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So...
TAKE HOME <ul><li>Prayer may include a commitment to help God bring about the answer I seek. </li></ul><ul><li>God is not ...
Opening Prayer
Announcements
Worship
Prayer Can Be Confusing <ul><li>Jesus said: “Give us daily bread”. </li></ul><ul><li>But he also said, “Your father knows ...
If Jesus Responded To Requests For Assistance, Does It Stand To Reason That God Does As Well? <ul><li>Paul encouraged peti...
A Matter Of Contrast, Not Comparison <ul><li>The judge is heartless…irritated at requests for help.  God is not. </li></ul...
What Are We Called To Pray For? <ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our enemies  Matthew 5:43-46 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior.  Confession
Worship
Offering
Worship
TAKE HOME <ul><li>Prayer may include a commitment to help God bring about the answer I seek. </li></ul><ul><li>God is not ...
Prayer
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  1. 1. PRAY ON! Luke 18:1-8
  2. 2. <ul><li>1 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’” 6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. </li></ul>Luke 18:1-8 (New Living Translation)
  3. 3. <ul><li>6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?” </li></ul>Luke 18:1-8 (New Living Translation)
  4. 4. TAKE HOME <ul><li>Prayer may include a commitment to help God bring about the answer I seek. </li></ul><ul><li>God is not bugged by our persistence and constant beating on his door. </li></ul><ul><li>God can be moved. Can I? </li></ul><ul><li>It is not good for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher </li></ul>
  5. 5. Opening Prayer
  6. 6. Announcements
  7. 7. Worship
  8. 8. Prayer Can Be Confusing <ul><li>Jesus said: “Give us daily bread”. </li></ul><ul><li>But he also said, “Your father knows what you need”. </li></ul><ul><li>Does God have everything laid out…or can he be moved to grant a favor? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I only make my request once…or is persistent begging okay? </li></ul>
  9. 9. If Jesus Responded To Requests For Assistance, Does It Stand To Reason That God Does As Well? <ul><li>Paul encouraged petitions and requests to be made to God. Philippians 4:6-7 </li></ul><ul><li>God tells us to burden him with what burdens us. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus said ‘that they should always pray and not give up’. Luke 18:1 </li></ul><ul><li>Have a testimony of a long season of prayer resulting in God’s blessing? </li></ul>
  10. 10. A Matter Of Contrast, Not Comparison <ul><li>The judge is heartless…irritated at requests for help. God is not. </li></ul><ul><li>She is a burden, a nuisance. We are not. </li></ul><ul><li>If such a wretch can be moved to action…how much more, God </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Are We Called To Pray For? <ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our enemies Matthew 5:43-46 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Salvation of others . Romans 10:1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>We usually pray to God not that His will be done, but that he approves ours. Helga Gross </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer involves commitment . Look at the Lord’s Prayer! Matthew 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For others . Ephesians 1:15-19, Philippians 1:9-11, Colossians 1:9-13 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
  13. 13. Worship
  14. 14. Offering
  15. 15. Worship
  16. 16. TAKE HOME <ul><li>Prayer may include a commitment to help God bring about the answer I seek. </li></ul><ul><li>God is not bugged by our persistence and constant beating on his door. </li></ul><ul><li>God can be moved. Can I? </li></ul><ul><li>It is not good for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. Henry Ward Beecher </li></ul>
  17. 17. Prayer
  18. 18. GO TO PRAY ON! Luke 18:1-9
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