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Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Sorrow
June 20, 2021

Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Sorrow

June 20, 2021

    Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Sorrow

    1 Chronicles 4:9-10
    Sunday, June 20, 2021

    Pastor Mike Bailey

    Introduction

    Our struggles are real. Our pain does hurt. Our needs require real solutions. And like many people, we take our struggles to God in prayer. But is God listening? Does He hear our pleas and care about our needs? Are there conditions to whether or not He will hear our prayers and answer them? How do we know prayer works or that God listens? God has gifted us with a direct line of communication with Him through the Holy Spirit, but how do we know we are really connected to God and how do we know His response? This message series will answer real questions you have about prayer.

    May 16 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Service

    May 23 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Hopelessness

    May 30 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Wisdom

    June 6 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Deliverance

    June 13 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Thanksgiving

    June 20 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Sorrow

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    1. Jabez is a amongst other men.

    “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.” Hebrews 2:12

    a. His is one of many stories.

    Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me. Psalm 66:16

    b. His story becomes amongst many stories.

    Praise the LORD! How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. Psalm 112:1-2

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    2. Jabez was into sorrow and pain.

    When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. Romans 5:12

    a. His circumstances are outside of his .

    The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13

    b. His circumstances did not dictate his .

    Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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    3. Jabez recognized the .

    But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive! Psalm 54:4

    a. He asked for blessing in his .

    And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:8

    b. He asked for blessing in his .

    And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful! Psalm 90:17

    c. He asked for blessing in his .

    ‘May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26

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    4. Jabez’s prayer is HEARD by God.

    Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come. Jeremiah 33:3

    a. He can RESCUE us.

    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

    b. He can REDEEM us.

    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to the riches of His grace. (NASB) Ephesians 1:7

    5. God can give us the VICTORY we are seeking.

    “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
    1 Corinthians 15:55

    a. Victory is found in JESUS.

    But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

    b. By accepting Jesus we will find new BLESSINGS.

    Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” John 11:25

    If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

    Closing: Where are you finding your solution to sorrow today?

     

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