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A Call to Prayer

May 17, 2020   /   First Baptist Russell

Luke 18:9-14

Prayer is a with God.

Learning how to pray is a must to living spiritually.

Allow these truths to sink in:

  • Prayer occurs when you on God.
  • Prayerlessness occurs when you on .

Prayerlessness is a result of .

Prayer is not ; it is .

Why We Falter In Prayer!

Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

James 4:10 NASB

is the most deceitful sin because it:

  • us
  • us
  • over
  • has us on
  • never takes
  • fingers

An example of pride happened in the .

And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Matt. 26:40-41 NASB

Pride is the –life.

The Bible Warns:

A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Prov. 29:23 NASB

When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom.

Prov. 11:2 NASB

  • Matt. 13:53-58

And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.

Matt. 13:58 NASB

underestimates the of God.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Heb. 11:6 NASB

moves you away from God and prayer.

moves you toward God and prayer.

Why? Because it overestimates to God.

God is not interested in our near as much as our .

It is one of our most gifts and we need to it with God.

Not doing so shows we don’t know the with God.

Have you ever heard the term, “?”

You will spend with who you in your life.

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