Back to Basics – Prayer – #4 Be Specific!
October 25, 2020
Foundation – Why be Specific?
Prayer is your means of with God.
Philippians 4:6 NIV 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
God is concerned about your .
Psalm 35:27 NIV 27 “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
God hears us when our prayers are with His .
1 John 5:14 NKJV 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
God answers requests that align with His will.
1 John 5:15 NKJV 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
Specific prayer is more about our growth than anything else.
How to Pray Specific Prayer
Mark 10:46-52 NIV 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Establish the .
the root need.
Succinctly your request