(Message 7) "I'm too busy to pray... God will never listen to someone like me... God doesn't answer prayer... prayer is awkward..." We have a lot of reasons not to pray, but are they legit? Join us as we listen to Jesus' perspective on prayer, ditch our excuses, and become a renegade prayer. #GCRenegade
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
Start thinking and sharing. Ask a question to get your group thinking and to create openness.
Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
Start praying. Be bold and pray with power.
Start digging. For further study.
Reasons we don’t pray:
Persistent prayer changes us.