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Paul's Prayer Request (18 of 20)
Series: The Riches of Romans
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. ESTIMATE OF PRAYER
II. REASONING FOR PRAYER
If you have your Bible tonight turn please to the fifteenth chapter of the book of Romans. Romans the fifteenth chapter beginning with verse thirty.
I'd like to speak tonight for just a few brief moments on Paul's prayer request. You know we have a calendar of concern that you have out there and it tells about the requests that we have for prayer and some of these requests are requests for illness, for healing.
Some of these requests are requests for God's strength and power to manifest in things that we are doing as a church. We have all kinds of requests tonight.
And one of the greatest privileges that Christians have is the sharing of prayer requests and the sharing of prayer one for another. And so as Paul is writing to the Roman church, he has a prayer request. He is coming now to the end of his letter that he has been writing.
The sixteenth chapter is mostly personal greetings to those in the church of whom Paul has heard and those that he knows. This fifteenth chapter has concluded a series of practical applications of the great doctrines of the Christian faith to the lives of these believers in the church at Rome.
And as he concludes, he concludes with a request for prayer. Paul's prayer request, beginning in verse 30 he says, "I BESEECH YOU, BRETHREN, FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST'S SAKE, AND FOR THE LOVE OF THE SPIRIT, THAT YOU STRIVE TOGETHER WITH ME IN YOUR PRAYERS TO GOD FOR ME;
THAT I MAY BE DELIVERED FROM THEM THAT DO NOT BELIEVE IN JUDAEA; AND THAT MY SERVICE WHICH I HAVE FOR JERUSALEM MAY BE ACCEPTED OF THE SAINTS;
THAT I MAY COME UNTO YOU WITH JOY BY THE WILL OF GOD, AND MAY WITH YOU BE REFRESHED. NOW THE GOD OF PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL. AMEN."
As you think about Paul requesting prayer, I think first of all there is a very sense in which you are awe stricken with the fact that a man ...
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