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Prayer: Prayer Instead of Care (#906)

Prayer: Prayer Instead of Care (#906)
Today we are going to continue our series on prayer that we started last time.  And the title of today’s teaching is Prayer Instead of Care.  We all have a tendency to to have too much care, or in in a sense,  be worried or anxious about things.  And, we’ll probably mention this in every session on prayer, because it is just a big part of it.  But today we’ll go into a little more detail about that care or anxiety and what it is we can do to alleviate it.  So let’s start here in Matthew chapter 13 and in verse 1…
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Verse Listing and Notes
Mat. 13:1-9; 18-23    The care (merimna – anxiety, worry, care) of this world can choke God’s Word
Mat. 6:25-34              Take no thought [merimnao – to be apprehensive, have anxiety, be anxious, be (unduly) concerned ] for tomorrow
Luke 10:38-42           Thou art careful (merimnao) and troubled (agitated). One thing is needful
Phil. 4:4-9                   Be anxious for nothing (moderation – gentleness, patience)
Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God, which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus – JB Phillips
Philippians 4:6-7   6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – NLT
I Peter 5:6-9               Casting all your mental distraction (merimna) on him, for is is aware (melo) of your needs
Psalm 1                      Meditate on God’s Word
Prov 3:5-6                  He shall direct your paths
Phil. 3:13-16              Reaching forth unto those things which are before
906 Prayer: Prayer Instead of Care

Prayer: Keep Asking (#905)

Prayer: Keep Asking (#905)
Today we’re going to start a new series on Prayer.   This will be the first session and the theme of today is simply: keep asking.  Yes, Keep asking.  We find this a lot in life and it reminds me of a guy I knew years ago who was a satellite salesman down South who said my job is to bug them until they buy.  You can sell a lot of satellites that way.  And if you didn’t keep asking, somebody else would ask them and they might buy their satellite.  Although we’re not selling satellites or anything else, we are asking God, and God wants us to ask.  There are things God just can give you; like air and water coming down from the sky and things like that, but there are other things that God says you should ask for.  And a lot of it is because He give us freedom of will; He is not going to come in and invade your life and make things happen.  But if you ask Him for help, He’ll be there to help.  So that will be the theme today, and we’ll cover many other aspects of prayer in the weeks ahead.  And some of what we’ll read today, we’ll review in later sessions.  So let’s start in Luke 18:1….
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Verse Listing and Notes:
Luke 18: 1-8.                    Pray, don’t faint or lose heart.
James 5:17-18.                 Elias/Ejijah: prayed and walked by revelation.
I Kings 17:1-24.                God’s will, Ahab, and no rain.
Phillipians 4:6.                  Go to God with prayer and b anxious for nothing.
Lamentations 3:22-26.    Quietly wait.
Prayer: Keep Asking (#905)