RHYTHMS OF TRANSFORMATION #2

April 23, 2023   /   Big Valley Grace Community Church

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THE RHYTHM OF PRAYER

Matthew 6:1, 5-15

  1. What is prayer?
    1. Prayer is  with God. 
    2. It is the closest, most   relationship with the Creator one can have.
      (1 John 1:3, 7; Jeremiah 33:3; Matthew 11:28-29)

  2. Watch out!
    1. Seek the pleasure of , not !  (Matthew 6:1, 5)
    2. Avoid words and .  (Matthew 6:7-8)

  3. How ought we to pray?
    1. Knowing we are  to!  (Matthew 6:9)
    2. what God !  (Matthew 6:10)
    3.  every  upon Him! (Matthew 6:11)
    4. Having a clean with and .  (Matthew 6:12, 14-15; 5:21-26)
    5. that we can’t do  without Him!  (Matthew 6:13; Ephesians 6:10-12)

  4. Recommendations
    1. Establish an  to meet with the Lord.  (Mark 1:35)
    2. Be prepared: ; Notebook, Pen/Pencil, Hymnal/YouTube
    3. Cell Phone & TV !
    4.  spot.  (Matthew 14:23)

  5. Questions…
    1. Where do you go to  with God?
    2. If you would have with God, what would you  about?
  6. 30 Day Challenge
    1. Morning Prayer —  Your Heart (Matthew 6:9-13)
    2. Midday Prayer — Having God’s (Luke 15:4-7)
    3. Evening Prayer — Reflections of  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)


DIGGING DEEPER

  1. Read Matthew 6:1, 5-15 and Luke 11:1-13.
  2. What is the Lord looking for when we pray?
  3. What ought to lead us to pray? When is the best time to pray?
  4. How does our horizontal relationship with others affect our vertical relationship with God?
  5. Why does the Lord at times delay in responding to our prayers?
  6. What would it look like in your life should the Lord’s will be done as it is done in heaven? What conditions must exist for God’s will to be done on earth as it is done in heaven?
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