10 Things We Must Constantly Pray For (Part 1)
Today I want to share 5 of the 10 things I believe WE MUST CONSTANTLY PRAY FOR! All of these come out of Acts 3. Read it…IT’S GOOD!!!
Here we go…We MUST PRAY:
- v. 1 – That we’ll always pursue PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS with Jesus…not RELIGIOUS RITUAL! Peter and John were going to the temple to pray, pursue, and obey the living God…not to check off another religious ritual that was empty of God’s presence!
- v. 2, 3 – That we’ll recognize our need for Jesus! Apart from Christ we are worse than lame…we are DEAD! The lame man thought his greatest problem was physical…not realizing it was spiritual! No physical satisfaction will EVER satisfy our spiritual hunger! (John 6:35)
- v. 4 – That we’ll recognize the need for Jesus in others! Peter looked straight at him but he didn’t just see a crippled beggar…He saw a soul that was empty! We MUST PRAY that we recognize the need for Jesus at the core of EVERY person!
- v. 5 – That we’ll have boldness and confidence in the message of JESUS! Peter knew that the gospel has the power to raise the dead! Remember Jonah…the guy that got swallowed and regurgitated (Yummy!) by a big fish? He RELUCTANTLY preached an 8 word message and 120,000 Ninevites repented and turned to God! The gospel is powerful…pray for boldness and confidence to proclaim it!
- v. 5 – That god will put people with attentive ears in front of us and THAT WE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY! The lame man gave his attention to Peter and John even though he was confused about what he would receive. If we ask, God WILL place people in front of us to share the gospel with. The question we must answer is will we take advantage of the opportunity and not hide behind the lie that “living a good life” is enough! We must always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks [us] to give the reason for the hope that [we] have. (1 Peter 3:15)
I will post the last 5 next week. Until then print these out and pray them like CRAZY and without ceasing AND watch God open the doors!
One thing I do want to make sure you see in these 10 Things We Must Constantly Pray For…They are all focused on increasing God’s Kingdom…not increasing our comfort! Let’s get after the devil’s butt and expand the Kingdom of God! Not even the gates of Hell will prevail against HIS CHURCH!