Luke 11:1 – 13                        Praying Properly

  1. Priority of Prayer
    1. Luke 11:1 – 2a
    2. Jesus knew to pray – it was HIS PRIORITY
    3. Jesus wanted to talk to His Daddy
    4. Jesus NEEDED to talk to His Daddy
    5. SO DO YOU _ EVEN MORE
  2. Pattern of Prayer
    1. Luke 11:2a – 4
      1. Recognize Gods presence and Position
      2. Worship
  • Seek His Will above yours
  1. Seek His provision
    1. Our wants
    2. Our desires
    3. Yielded to His Holy Will
  2. Seek His forgiveness
    1. Acknowledge your need for His forgiveness
    2. Acknowledge that you need to forgive others as you have received forgiveness
  3. Seek to walk God’s Path
    1. Direction
    2. Protection
    3. FaithFULL obedience
  4. Persistence in Prayer
    1. Luke 11:5 – 9
    2. Never give up
    3. Keep knocking
    4. Keep seeking
    5. Keep asking
      1. SHOUT
      2. Go ahead – NAG GOD!
        1. He can handle it
      3. As long as there is FAITH there is HOPE
        1. I have prayed for many things
          1. Some answered quickly
          2. Some I am still looking to God for answers
            1. I never quit praying for these situations
          3. Hebrews 11:1-2 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” ESV
            1. Just because you have not seen the answer does not mean:
              1. The answer has not been provided
              2. The answer is not coming
              3. You will like the answer
            2. We are told that we DON’T HAVE because WE DON’T Ask or WE Ask with the wrong motives!
              1. Do all things to the glory of God
            3. BE PERSISTENT!
            4. BE BOLD!
  5. Provision of Prayer
    1. Luke 11:10 – 13
    2. Proper Provision
      1. What we need
      2. What is good for us
    1. Plentiful Provision
      1. “How much more will the Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.”
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