Becoming a House of Prayer

ALWC Guiding Principle #4, Prayer is the highest privilege / weapon in the life of the believer. In our new series, Becoming a House of Prayer, we have been exploring the Word of God to receive His revelation of the role of prayer in our lives. Most people will agree that prayer is a critical ingredient to every person’s spiritual life, but rarely do we encounter people that feel that they really have a strong grasp of what it really means to pray.

Throughout the Bible, prayer is revealed as the key to God’s intervention into the lives of people, and the gateway to supernatural change.

Prayer is not…..

Prayer is not getting God’s attention or trying to get God to do something. Why would we need to get the attention of a God who reveals Himself to us as Jehovah Shamma (the Lord who is there: Ezekiel 48:35)? In Hebrews 4:12-16, we are told that the Word of God (Jesus), is alive and active and that all things are visible to Him. It tells us that He is a high priest to us that can sympathize with our weakness and that we can come boldly before the throne of grace to find help in our time of need. This passage expresses God’s availability to us and willingness to meet our needs as we remain in conversation with Him (prayer).

Prayer is…..

We define prayer as: “talking to, listening to, and moving with God”. Prayer is an ongoing conversation with God as modeled by Jesus. When asked about some of His parables and sayings, Jesus would respond with, “I only speak that which I hear the Father say“. In this Jesus was giving us a glimpse of the invisible conversation between He and the Father as way of living/praying.

We invite you to join us in this teaching on prayer and invite you to post your comments and revelations that God is giving you part of this teaching series on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/abundantlifeworship.net or share your testimony on our website.

To listen to the messages on this series check out our media center http://abundantlifeworship.net/media/sermons/

God Bless You.

Pastor Derry


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