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Prayer and Intercession (31 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Philippians 4:6-7; Ephesians 6:18-19
This week, we are going to talk about the power of prayer and intercession. God loves it when we spend time with Him! He loves to hear the voices of His children.
''As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me'' (Micah 7:7).
Main Scriptures: Philippians 4:6-7; Ephesians 6:18-19
EQUIP: The fruit of a life of prayer and intercession is trust, peace, and joy. Our prayers should reflect Jesus' completed work and not the fears or anxieties that arise in this world.
Teaching Point 1: We can experience God's supernatural peace through relationship with Him (Isa. 26:3).
- Don't be anxious; be peace-full through prayer (Phil. 4:6).
When we trust God, we have peace. ''You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you'' (ISAIAH 26:3).
When we know who God is, we have peace. ''Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you'' (PSALM 9:10).
The minute we begin to feel anxiety, we can turn to the Lord. He wants to carry our worries for us. ''Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you'' (1 PETER 5:7).
We don't pray because ''it's the rules.'' We pray because of our relationship with Jesus. We know Him, and He wants to answer our prayers. ''I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one - as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me'' (JOHN 17:21).
Don't be anxious about anything. Instead, be peace-full by putting your attention on God instead of your worries. ''Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done'' (PHILIPPIANS 4:6).
We practice living in peace by teaching our minds how to think. ''Fix ...
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