Sermon Recap for October 8, 2017
Whatever our desire or need, prayer is God’s appointed way to communicate with Him.
Prayer as a Response to Anxiety
God engages with us through prayer, not only to listen but to respond and take our worries.
First Baptist Church Cedar Hill’s Pastor Scott taught out of Philippians 4:6-7, which says “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Stop worrying, but pray instead.
Prayer describes the ongoing personal conversation that we have with God. God is a part of all the conversations that are in our lives, internal and external. He gives us the expression of prayer so we can share with Him, and he will also engage with us, as well as give time and space for God to listen and respond to our prayers. This is the most basic expression of our friendship with God, that we can just pray to Him.
The word “supplication” is the prayer of the struggling believer. They know their neediness and the fault of their neediness lies within themselves. They trust Him to meet their need.
“Thanksgiving” is the grace we give back to God. It’s our celebration and recognition of His perfect peace. God will always fulfill His promises to us. We can have confidence in this because we are His children.
Our faith is a friendship.
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