Christians are not opposed to prayer, however, think about your prayer life. What does it look like?
What I just described is the prayer of the .
Elijah’s prayer was fervent. Fervent prayer is the prayer of the ____________________.
Desperate prayer is by passion, time, consistency, pleading and faith.
Desperate prayer is in a realization that things must change.
Desperate prayer sees as the only answer to the problem.
When the Northern Kingdom was faltering, Elijah, the prophet of God, _______________________.
For three and a half years it did not rain.
God showed that He was more powerful than Asherah and Baal.
You can read the whole story in 1Kings 17 and 18.
The prayer life of the desperate is than the prayer life of the comfortable, or worse the surrendered.
The Church has the to pray and see the results of Elijah in our lives and our day.
The victory has been won, but must be applied.
In Jesus’ time on earth the disciples were with Jesus when He did great things.
What they asked Him was, “Teach us how to pray.”
You won’t learn transforming prayer in a sermon, but you can get a framework and begin.
Tools to develop prayer:
Here is a great pattern to start:
Give thanks to God for who He is and what He has done.
This is submission of your will to His.
This is recognition of God’s provision in our lives
This is about how we see people and how we see ourselves.
This is about participating in the spiritual battle we are in.
When the Church regains its ability to tarry before God, the Church will regain its ability to walk in God's power.