Begin With Prayer

January 5, 2020
Matt Sonsee
Ephesians 6:18-20
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“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

 

“Prayer is not about overcoming God’s reluctance, it’s about taking hold of His willingness”
Martin Luther

Praying into God’s mission requires us to know the heart of God, recognise what He is doing and be available to join Him.

  • It’s OK to Pray about our needs, but we need to submit them to His will and trust Him
  • It’s OK to have “nothing to say” as the Holy Spirit knows what we should pray
  • It’s important to let the Holy Spirit change us to be more like Jesus
  • Mission is a spiritual battle – we need to trust in God’s authority and power
  • God is already doing stuff, even things we don’t expect. We simply need to be ready to join Him
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