Desperate Prayers (6 of 7) by Larry Osborne

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Desperate Prayers (6 of 7)
Series: Life Change
Dr. Larry Osborne
Colossians 4:2-4

We're All Pretty Good At

- We all know how to pray in a crisis.

We Could All Use A Little Help With
Ephesians 6:10-18/ Colossians 4:2-4

- Few of us know how to pray as a spiritual warrior.

Four Things To Work On . . .

1. Praying when we don't feel like it.
Colossians 4:2 and 4:12-13/ Exodus 17:8-16/ Hebrews 10:24-25/ Luke 11:1-10 and 18:1-8

- Prayer is hard work.

- Most of us need a plan and a partner.

- It pays to be persistent.

2. Praying before the crisis hits.
Colossians 4:2/ Ephesians 6:18

- We often wait too long to ask for prayer.

- We often wait too long to start to pray.

3. Remaining thankful.
Colossians 4:2/ Exodus 14:29-31 and 16:1-3/ 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

- It's easy to be thankful in the short run.

- God doesn't need it, we do!

4. Praying for God's agenda as well as our agenda.
Colossians 4:3-4/ Romans 8:18 and Psalm 55:22/ Matthew 6:9-10

- God wants us to pray for the little stuff.

- He also wants us to pray for the eternal stuff.

Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)

To study prayer and not spend time putting what we've learned into practice seems a bit silly. So below you'll find a prayer guide based on the agenda items that Jesus gave us in the Lord's Prayer (see Matth ...

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