Here is notes and audio from week 6 of our prayer course. The focal text for this study is Mark 9:14-29.
- The power of our prayers is that they can outlive us.
- Prayer is not what we do when we can’t work; prayer is what we do because we want to work.
- Some people’s ministry are more fruitful praying in their rocking chairs than many of our ministries will be scampering out of ours.
- Prayer reminds us that the power is not in our efforts but in our God.
- Our unsuccessful attempts reflect our lack of faith more than our lack of ability.
- We will never submit a request before the Lord with which he is incapable of handling.
- Some of the most powerful displays of prayers’ power are often not even realized in the moment.
- Most of our prayer problems stem from theological problems.
- When you pray, you should rest in the fact that God is not unaware, unable, uncaring, unwilling, or unlikely to answer.
- God’s activity is not determined by our lifetime.
- Do you think God is already working on answering your future prayers?
- Moses’ example reminds us that God answers prayers of our lives after our lives are over (Deut. 3:23-27; 34:3-7; Matt. 17:1-3).
- God can and does answer our prayers even after we are dead and gone.