In a sense, prayer comes naturally to us. We want so we ask. We hurt so we cry out. We are frustrated so we vent. We are blessed so we give thanks. So we sometimes define prayer as “speaking to God from the heart.” Seems so easy. What does not come naturally, however, is the focused prayer God wants for us.
Never give up! That’s easy to say when there is a goal in mind, when we can see progress. That’s not so easy when it comes to prayer. How do we know that God hears our cries for help? We have his promise. This Sunday we’ll look at God’s instructions for prayer. Never give up
The joy of the ministry is service. Our Lord gives us some instructions in the gospel lesson. In our message we’ll see how God carries that out through the prophet Elijah. The question is where do you fit in? Come and find out this Sunday.
The power of prayer is something that we can’t always see. Does God always answer our prayers? How can we know? Sometimes we don’t even know what to pray for or about! Even when things look the worst God can still answer our imperfect, confused prayers.
What does God want us to persist in? Prayer is the easy answer, but when we consider our patience in other small things, I think this is a tall order for the faithful Christian. Let’s find encouragement from our God this morning to persist in prayer!
Communication is vital these days. It can end conflicts even before they begin. Communiation is a skill that is becoming rarer these days. This is ironic since in 2016 there are so many ways to communicate. Communicating with our God is no less vital. In prayer we talk to God. To hear his response to go into his word.