bits & pieces: part of my sermon this morning


7 reasons why we need to engage in steady prayer with God

1. so our awareness of our need of God does not diminish
Luke 18.1 (“necessity … to pray always”)

2so we can face whatever we face in life well
Romans 12.12 (“be patient in suffering”)

3so our perspective of God can grow
Ephesians 3.20-21 (“more than all we can ask or imagine”)

4. so our world will enlarge, not shrink
Ephesians 6.18 (“praying for all the Lord’s people”)

5so as to nurture a thankful spirit within ourselves
Colossians 4.2; 1 Thessalonians 5.17-18 (“thanksgiving … give thanks”)

6so we’ll ever recall this life is not all about us
James 4.2-3 (“wrong motives … to squander what you get on your pleasures”)

7to become more trusting of our Father, God
1 John 5.14-15 (“bold confidence … before him”)