Wake Up, Lord | Wake Up Sleeper Week 4 | Pastor Andrew Cromwell

August 20, 2023   /   Koinonia Church

Wake Up, Lord

Series: Wake Up Sleeper

Pastor Andrew Cromwell


Series Theme Verse:

Ephesians 5:14 ESV

Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Wake Up Sleeper

Week 1 | Wake Up, Dead Man

Week 2 | Wake Up, Believer

Week 3 | Wake Up, Church

Week 4 | Wake Up, Lord

Psalms 35:23 ESV

Awake and rouse yourself for my vindication, for my cause, my God and my Lord!

Isaiah 51:9 ESV

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago.

6 Cries that Wake the Lord


  1. The cry of the .

Proverbs 21:13 ESV
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Job 34:28 ESV
so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and he heard the cry of the afflicted.

Psalms 102:17 ESV
he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.

2. The cry of the and .

Exodus 22:22-27 ESV
You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

James 1:27 ESV
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

3. The cry of the .

Psalms 10:18 ESV
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

4. The cry of the .


Psalms 34:18 ESV
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

5. The cry of the .

Psalms 55:22-23 ESV
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

1 Peter 3:12 ESV
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

6. The cry of his .

Psalm 145:18 ESV
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 6:9 ESV
The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord accepts my prayer.

Romans 10:13 ESV
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.


Lifting Your Cry to the Lord


  1. The Lord wants to your voice.

    Psalm 50:15 ESV
    Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

    Jeremiah 29:12 ESV
    Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

    John 16:24 ESV
    Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

  2. The Lord about your situation.

    1 Peter 5:7 ESV
    Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

    Isaiah 41:10 ESV
    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Luke 12:6-7 ESV Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.


3. The Lord is your prayer.


Psalm 34:17 ESV
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Matthew 7:7-8 ESV
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

1 John 5:14-15 ESV
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Psalm 91:15 ESV
When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

Isaiah 65:24 ESV
Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

Psalm 145:18-19 ESV
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.



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