Hello Friends and Family! We are so thrilled to have you with us today. Each week we do our best to present the Bible in a way that is engaging, informative and transforming. We also pray that everyone has a significant encounter with God during our time together.
We’re kicking off a new series on prayer today. I’ve listened to quite a few people talk about their prayer experiences, and when they get really honest, they oftentimes reveal competing views of their prayer life. On one hand, they agree that prayer is essential for someone who desires to follow Jesus Christ. On the other hand, they admit that they just don’t approach prayer with a sense of urgency as if their prayers really matter.
How about you? Do you really believe God answers prayer with the kind of conviction that causes you to pray with intensity and faith? Do you believe that God is more likely to answer the prayers of a pastor or missionary than He is likely to answer yours? Do you believe prayer changes things or do you think it’s just another religious ritual we observe because it’s expected?
It’s our desire in this series that you see prayer as the lifeline that the Bible says it is. If you do, then your attitude toward prayer will show it. You can’t mildly believe that prayer changes things and really pray with earnestness. You need to believe that when the Bible calls us to prayer that God means “pray.”
Today we will focus on how prayer can change our circumstances.
I’m praying that prayer takes on a new meaning for all of us.