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Mustard - Week 9- PRAYER

Definition—Faith is the confidence that Jesus is who he says he is and he will keep every promise he has made to us.

 

Foundation—Faith is based on Jesus alone, who He is and what He has already done for us.

 

Directive—Faith always leads to action.

“If I removed faith from me, what would remain?” 

Faith is my connection to God.

Faith is my direction from God. 

Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

We want to reach spiritually hungry people and introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an active role in healthy, Christian community.

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

- St. Teresa of Avila

 

Prayer is talking to God through faith.

 

Prayer is first about position, then about petition.

Blessed--to be happy with favorable circumstances

 

Blessed --a life lived “With God” in intimate connection

 

Dikaiosune—righteousness

 

Romans 3:21–22

But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law . . . We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. . .

 

Come as you are and I won’t leave you as you are.

Prayer is first about position, then about petition.

 

Choosing to submit to the authority of God in your life, must take precedence over anything we ask of God. 

Matthew 6:9–15

“This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

 

Matthew 26:39

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Prayer is first about position, then about petition.

 

Inner prompting.

Affirmation of Scripture.

Affirmation of Healthy Christian community.