Speaker: Crispin Schroeder
I. Why Pray? – If God is in control of everything then why should we even bother to Pray?
A. The original call of humans – Humans were created in God’s image and given _____________________________, _____________________________ and __________________________________. (Genesis 1:27-28)
B. Humans used their free will to disobey God and thus handed over their authority to the enemy.
C. The great commission (Matthew 28:19)
D. God brings forth his kingdom with people who choose to respond to him and be a part of his work. The body of Christ (1 Cor 12:17)
E. “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matthew 6:10). We pray for God’s kingdom to come precisely because there are many things going on that are not God’s will.
II. Intercession – the action of intervening on behalf of another
• the action of saying a prayer on behalf of another person : prayers of intercession. 1Timothy 2:1-8
A. Pray for everyone especially rulers and authorities
B. Pray for folks to encounter Jesus
C. Pray instead of complaining and getting angry
D. A picture of intercession (Luke 5:17-26)