The Priority of Prayer-sermon-Jeff Arthur

The Priority of Prayer

by Jeff Arthur

29 min.

~Hebrews 13:15~

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is,

the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.~ NASB

Prayer is a KEY to:

1. Praise

Psalm 69: 30-31

I will praise the name of God with song

And magnify Him with thanksgiving.

And it will please the Lord better than an ox

Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

Daniel 6: 10 Records that Daniel prayed 3 times a day.

and remember as believers, we are priest of God, and we are to offer praise to God.

2. Fellowship with God

1 John 1: 5-9

prayer is a means of confessing sins so we can have fellowship with Him.

if we lose our fellowship with Him we  lose our joy.

Psalm 51: 12

Pro 28: 13

3. Peace

John 16: 33

In Him you may have peace

Prayer is how we cast our cares upon Him

Phil 4: 6 make your requests known

Psalm 55: 22 we have free access to Him in prayer and He sustains us

4. Fruitfulness

John 15: 1-6 Abide in Him-keep contact with Him through prayer

Hebrews 4:16 Draw near with confidence (boldly) to the throne of grace, have help

5. Witnessing

Colossians 4:3 Pray for a door of utterance (to speak forth the mystery of Christ)

James 4:2 You do not have because you do not ask

Act 16 Paul prayed for opportunities

God opens the hearts/eyes, pray for that.

Luke 24:31 Jesus open the eyes to understand

6. Strength

Phil 4:13 He strengthens me

Matt 26: 41 Keep watching and praying….the flesh is weak

Hebrews 4: 16 Come with confidence, boldly to the throne of grace,…

receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

7. Understanding

Prayer is the key to understanding of the Scriptures

Read the Bible everyday

Pray everyday

Proverbs 2: 3-6

3 For if you cry for discernment,

Lift your voice for understanding;

4 If you seek her as silver

and search for her as for hidden treasures;

5 Then you will discern the fear of the Lord

And discover the knowledge of God.

6 For the Lord gives wisdom;

From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.


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2 Responses to The Priority of Prayer-sermon-Jeff Arthur

  1. dgree says:

    Thank you so much for posting this Laura. It came at a perfect time to help me give a response to one of the silly “message from God” things on facebook!

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