January 20, 2021
What a great Promise we have knowing that the Creator of the Heavens and Earth Hears us when we go to Him.
· Charles Spurgeon: “Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.”
1 Peter 3:12 (ESV) For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer
Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
Isaiah 65:24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
· God Promises to Hear our Prayers and Answer us
1 John 5:13-15 (NLT) I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.
· We must have a pure and clean heart.
Psalm 66:18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened
· We must pray in Gods will.
Philippians 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
· We must have faith that God answers
Hebrews 11:1 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
1 Timothy 2:1-6 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is GOOD and PLEASES God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.”All Bible references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted. NLT = New Living Translation.