The Tension In Prayer One story of prayer, failure, and faith.
Prayer <ul><li>Communion with God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an act or instance of sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intimate ...
Prayer <ul><li>R ejoice always;   pray without ceasing;   in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Chr...
Prayer <ul><li>“ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything   because he is his friend, yet because ...
Prayer <ul><li>And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said;   now, will not God bring about justice for His e...
Prayer <ul><li>“ Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.   If you ask...
Prayer <ul><li>Tension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the act or action of stretching or the condition or degree of being stretched...
The Tension of Faith <ul><li>The Story of Pharaoh’s Hard Heart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7:3 – “But I will harden Pharaoh’s he...
Tension In Prayer <ul><li>God’s Control </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Plan </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Perspective </li></ul><ul><li...
Tension In Prayer <ul><li>Pray according to God’s will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask God to help us obey </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Tension of Prayer <ul><li>While prayer has paradoxes, it should not drive the believer to uncertainty. It is because God i...
Tension of Prayer <ul><li>… Furthermore, with the invitation comes the assistance of God’s Spirit, who knows the secret co...
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  1. 1. The Tension In Prayer One story of prayer, failure, and faith.
  2. 2. Prayer <ul><li>Communion with God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an act or instance of sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intimate fellowship or rapport </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freedom that comes in Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Commanded to be fervent and persistent </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prayer <ul><li>R ejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prayer <ul><li>“ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs. So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 11:8-9 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prayer <ul><li>And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 18:6-8 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prayer <ul><li>“ Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” </li></ul><ul><li>John 14:13-14 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prayer <ul><li>Tension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the act or action of stretching or the condition or degree of being stretched to stiffness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>either of two balancing forces causing or tending to cause extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a balance maintained in an artistic work between opposing forces or elements </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Tension of Faith <ul><li>The Story of Pharaoh’s Hard Heart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7:3 – “But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7:13 – “Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7:14 – “Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7:22 – “Pharaoh’s heart became hard” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8:14 – “But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8:19 – “But Pharaoh’s heart was hard” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8:32 – “But this time also, Pharaoh hardened his heart” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Tension In Prayer <ul><li>God’s Control </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Plan </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Our Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Our Obedience </li></ul><ul><li>Our Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Our Faithfulness </li></ul>
  10. 10. Tension In Prayer <ul><li>Pray according to God’s will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask God to help us obey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask god to help us serve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask God for wisdom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask God for resources to do His will </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pray under Jesus’ authority </li></ul><ul><li>Pray about necessities </li></ul><ul><li>Pray about Trials </li></ul><ul><li>Sid Litke, “Prayers that God Answers,” Kindred Spirit </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tension of Prayer <ul><li>While prayer has paradoxes, it should not drive the believer to uncertainty. It is because God is absolutely sovereign that the believer for his own sake must heed God’s invitation to bring his petitions and praises to Him. Not only does God invite the child of God to His presence in prayer; He also has provided a Mediator who constantly carries the believer’s weak, stuttering petitions to His throne of grace (Heb 7:25)… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tension of Prayer <ul><li>… Furthermore, with the invitation comes the assistance of God’s Spirit, who knows the secret counsels of the Father and who aids the saint in prayer (Rom 8:26–27). While the relationship of prayer to the sovereignty of God cannot be fully comprehended by the finite mind, prayer can assuredly be enjoyed by the saint as the avenue of sweet, intimate, and intense fellowship of the soul with the infinite Creator. </li></ul><ul><li>John Hannah, “Prayer and the Sovereignty of God”, </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliotheca Sacra 136 </li></ul>

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