Desperate Prayers (58 of 68) by Larry Osborne

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Desperate Prayers (58 of 68)
Series: 30 A.D. The Jesus Story
Dr. Larry Osborne
Luke 22:39-46

What's Wrong With This Picture?
Luke 22:39-46/ Matthew 26:38-39/ Mark 14:32-36

How To Pray In The Face Of A Major Crisis
Luke 22:39-46

(1) What I do before the crisis determines how much strength I will have in the crisis
Luke 22:39-40 and 46/ Colossians 3:2/ Matthew 6:13/ Matthew 7:24-27/ 1 Peter 5:6-10

(2) If I'm going to pray like Jesus - my prayers will be:

Luke 22:42/ Matthew 6:7-13

Brutally Honest
Luke 22:42/ Habakkuk 1:2-4/ Job 10:2-3, 18-22/ Matthew 27:45-46 and Psalm 22:1

Shamelessly Persistent
Luke 22:42-44/ 2 Corinthians 12:7-10/ Luke 11:5-10 and 18:1-8

Humbly Offered
Luke 22:42 and Galatians 2:21/ 2 Samuel 12:13-25/ 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Hebrews 12:2-3

(3) The Key to Courage:

Giving thanks for the good in the midst of the bad
Philippians 4:6-7


1. Larry said that the key to courage is giving thanks for the good in the midst of the bad. Even though we just celebrated Thanksgiving, take a few moments to think through the good in your life that you are thankful for. Now take some time to talk to God about your list.

2. In 1 Peter 5:7 we're given instructions on how to handle the worry that often accompanies crisis-"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." Are there any cares you have that you need to cast on him?

Growth Group Homework

Looking back at your notes from Desperate Prayers, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

1. Do you notice any difference in your prayers when you are facing a major crisis as opposed to when things are going pretty smoothly?

In what circumstances is it easiest for you to pray? When is ...

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