Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Thanksgiving

June 13, 2021   /   IMPACT Church

Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Thanksgiving

1 Samuel 2:1-11
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Pastor Chris Laughlin


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. Praise God with

I will sing your praises, for there is none like you. I am strong and have confidence because of your faithfulness.

a. My heart in the Lord

“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!’ Luke 1:46, 47

b. The Lord has made me

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1

c. I can stand against my enemies, because you have me!

I recall this to my mind, Therefore I wait. The Lord’s acts of mercy indeed do not end, For His compassions do not fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 (NASB)



2. Praise God for His

a. God is my , my protection, my salvation

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior.” 2 Samuel 22:2

b. God’s holiness means He is set

Who can be compared with the Lord our God, who is enthroned on high? Psalm 113:5

c. There is nothing that to our God

“Who is like you among the gods, O Lord — glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?“ Exodus 15:11



3. Praise God for His

a. Forsake and

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom we must answer. Hebrews 4:13 (NASB)

b. God knows the of man

“…People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7

4. Praise God for His

a. God the strong and exalts the weak

And He gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

b. God has the power to our circumstances if we fail to remain humble

He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble. Luke 1:52



5. Praise God for His

But the LORD reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne. He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness Psalm 9:7-8

a. He gives power to His King, the

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names. Philippians 2:9

6. Right song,   side – David Wilkerson

When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the LORD had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the LORD and in his servant Moses. Exodus 14:31

a. When facing adversity on this side!

b. with trust and obedience, proven by your actions

c. Worship God in with praise and thanksgiving

Closing: Three parts to remember when praising God in adversity

  1. What God has
  2. What God is through the circumstances
  3. What God based on His promise



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