Why Pray (When You Can Worry)?

Prayer connects us with God in ways that transform our outlook and ourselves as we work through our worries.

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Why Pray (When You Can Worry)?

Speaker: Steve Hall
Date: April 26, 2020

”Prayer connects us with God in ways that transform our outlook and ourselves as we work through our worries”

1 | Worry vs. Wisdom

Text: 1 Kings 3; James 1:5
• Pray like Solomon. Ask God for “kingdom wisdom” that will allow you to see people and circumstances from God’s perspective before acting.

2 | When the Problem is “God-Sized”

Text: Numbers 20:3-11; Acts 16:20-25
• Bring the “God-sized” stuff to God, and praise Him in advance for being big enough for it.

3 | A “Worry Sandwich”

Text: Genesis 32:9-12
• Bring your fears and worries to God, but surround them with reminders of His past faithfulness and His promises.

4 | Transforming Your Worries

Text: Philippians 4:6-7
• Be honest with God about areas where self-interest is driving anxiety and worry. Pray that the Holy Spirit – which Jesus promises – will transform your worries into peace.

5 | Transforming Your Worries

• Pray like Jesus: Here’s my desire, but I also acknowledge, God, that You know best.

It is part of God’s goodness and appointment that He allows the world to be susceptible to our prayers. How He does this – how He maintains control of history and yet still makes human prayer and action responsible within history – is one of the most practical mysteries in the Bible. – Timothy Keller

 

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