Living on a Prayer

October 9, 2022 Pastor: Mark McClintick Series: The Church: Teaching Matters

Passage: Acts 2:41–47


   -"Prayer is surrender--surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God."  E. Stanley Jones

  - "Don't worry about having the right words; worry more about having the right heart. It's not eloquence He seeks, just honesty."   Max Lucado

  - "Prayer is the way you defeat the devil, reach the lost, restore a backslider, strengthen the saints, send missionaries out, cure the sick, accomplish the impossible, and know the will of God."  Dr. David Jeremiah

  - "Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"  Corrie Ten Boom


  • Does God hear the prayers of sinners?

Isaiah 59:1-2

John 9:31

  • It is important to learn how to pray.

Luke 11:1

  • Prayer is to be from your heart not a polished, practiced mantra or chant.

Matthew 6:5-8

Matthew 6:9-15


A    Adoration
C    Confession
T    Thanksgiving
S    Supplication


  • Your prayer life should be vibrant, ongoing, and continual.  Your day should interrupt your prayer; not your prayer interrupting your day.

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Nehemiah 1:4-11


-  "Lord dismiss us with your peace, except for those who don't know you, keep them miserable until they come to know the Prince of Peace."   Dr. Donald Barnhouse





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