A BEAUTIFUL PRAYER
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- Prayer is a part of our spiritual armor. Eph. 6:18
- Men ought always to pray and not to faint. Luke 18:1
- Jesus was constantly praying during his ministry. At His baptism, choosing his disciples, before facing the cross
- Jesus’ prayer was a beautiful prayer.
I. His prayer was passionate.
A. Obvious from its description
- “My soul is exceeding sorrowful” Matt. 26:38
- He fell on His face praying. Matt. 26:39
- Great sweat drops of blood. Luke 22:44
B. Elijah prayed earnestly. James 5:17,18
C. “Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering” James 1:6
C. Avenge me of mine adversary. Luke 18:1-5
B. Lend me three loaves. Luke 11:5
A. Let this cup pass.
II. His prayer was specific.
- Lord bless me!
- Lord help me!
- Lord give me!
D. Vague prayers.
- To live with a difficult spouse. “Leave and cleave”
- To accept the truth about my spiritual condition
C. Prayer is often about receiving strength to do God’s will not change it.
B. His will is expressed in His word. I Cor. 2:9 –13
A. The will of God is superior to His power.
III. His prayer was subject to the father's will.
a. Wretched miserable poor blind naked. Rev. 3:17
b. Tell thee words whereby thou shall be saved. Acts 11:14
- Prayers can be asked amiss. James 4:3
- We must make our prayers beautiful.
- Let us use prayer as a means of gaining strength to run the Christian race, not have God change the rules.
Written by: Thaddeus Bruno