God Hears When We Pray

When We Pray

Corporate Prayer

Corporate Prayer – When We Pray

Last Week We Defined Prayer as:  Communicating with God

& Three aspects of prayer we discussed:

  • Our prayers move God to do things
  • We are changed and influenced by God
  • We are using our heavenly authority

 

Question: WHY WOULD GOD WAIT UNTIL WE PRAY & ASK HIM TO DO SOMETHING…  EVEN WHEN HE PLANNED ON DOING THAT THING IN THE FIRST PLACE?

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 ”Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”                         Acts 6:3-4

The primary task of Jesus’ disciples was to:

  • Pray
  • Teach the Word

Some examples of what happens when you pray from the Bible:

  • Split seas so people could walk through
  • Stopped rivers from flowing so people could get through
  • Made metal axe head float on water
  • Rocks gushed water when struck
  • Lions muzzled from their hunger
  • Poisonous snake bites not having effect
  • Sun stopping in its place for a additional day
  • Saved billions of souls
  • Destroyed armies of sin and pride

The tale of Cain’s family is work and production

The tale of Seth’s family is Calling out on the name of the Lord

Let’s look at some times of group prayers mentioned in the early church

  • Acts 1-2 120 people gathered together in the upper room
  • Acts 1:24 praying together for wisdom to find Judas’ replacement
  • Acts 4 – People prayed after threats from the Sanhedrin (The place was shaken)
  • Acts 6 – Prayed over the 7 men to take care of Greek widows
  • Acts 12 – Prayed when Peter was in prison (Miraculous escape)
  • Acts 13 – Church praying together when Paul and Barnabas were called to go on 1st missionary journey
  • Acts 16 – Paul and Silas praying in prison when earthquake came and freed them
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