Essentials for Powerful Prayer

Posted on 09/21/16 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, “Essentials for Powerful Prayer.” Join us as we study 1 John 3:21-24 and hear wisdom on how we can develop a powerful and confident prayer life. Our prayer is that this message builds your understanding of prayer that honors and pleases the Lord.

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Essentials for Powerful Prayer

1 John 5:13-15 ESV
13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 14And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1 John 3:21 ESV
21Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;

Hebrews 4:16 NIV
16Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Matthew 6:8 ESV
8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

1 John 3:21-24 ESV
21Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

1st Essential: Keep His commandments

Psalm 66:18 NIV
18If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

1 John 3:22 ESV
22and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Judges 10:13 ESV
13Yet you have forsaken me and served other gods; therefore I will save you no more.

2nd Essential: Believe in the name of Jesus Christ

John 14:12-14 ESV
12“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

John 16:23-24 ESV
23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

1 John 3:23 ESV
23And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

3rd Essential: Love one another

1 John 3:23 ESV
23And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

4th Essential: Love being in the presence of God

1 John 3:24 ESV
24Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

John 15:7 ESV
7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.