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438 - How to Have the Confidence to Pray God’s Word
Episode 43827th November 2019 • Leaving Laodicea • Steve McCranie
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The Power of Praying Scripture

For the last couple of weeks, we have been talking about praying through Scripture to help focus our prayers and have specifically been using the book of Ephesians. If you remember, before we began, we looked at three great truths regarding using God’s Word to focus our prayers. They are:

One, there is a direct connection between the degree that Scripture shapes our minds and the degree to which our prayers are answered.

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” – John 15:7.

Two, God only answers the prayers and petitions that His Son had some part in asking.

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him – 1 John 5:14-15.

And three, the early church prayed Scripture. And so should we.

But today, we want to focus on some doctrines we found in just the first chapter of Ephesians. It is on these doctrines we have been focusing our prayers.

Praying Through Doctrines

Some truths we have been praying through are:

1. God’s Calling

2. Faithfulness

3. Grace and Peace

4. Blessed is our God

5. Complete in Him

6. Being “in Christ” and all that means

7. Election

8. Sanctification

9. Identification

10. Predestination

11. Adoption

12. Sovereignty of God

13. Grace

14. Our Acceptance

15. Redemption

16. Substitutionary Atonement of Christ

17. Forgiveness of Sins

18. Grace in Abundance / Riches of His Grace

19. Wisdom and Prudence of God

20. Reconciliation

21. The Church

22. Eternal Security / Sealed

23. Holy Spirit

24. How to Pray / What to Pray For

25. Revelation

26. The Knowledge of God

27. Effectual Calling

28. Eternal Life / Our Final State

29. Resurrection

30. Ascension

31. Power

32. Dominion

I hope you can see the importance of using Scripture to focus your prayers, especially as we see dark times approaching. To find out more about how this is done and how to become a faith prepper, keep listening.

To download the slides to this message, click – HERE

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