Joy: Peace and Joy
Topic: Biblical Passage: Philippians 4:5–4:7
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
PRESENCE! Philippians 4:5-7
Jesus has given us ACCESS!
Romans 4:25, Romans 5:1-2
Define: Prayer is a life lived in awareness of where you are, who is with you, punctuated by speech.
"Prayer at its best is the expression of the total life... It opens before us the possibility of making every act of our lives contribute to the glory of God...lest we should be too timid to include everything, Paul mentions specifically eating and drinking." A.W. Tozer
“Prayer gives you context. The context of your life is not a situation or a location. The context of your life is a person. The context of your life is God. He is above, around, below, and in you. He created everything that makes up your existence. He controls every situation and relationship you are in. It is his power that keeps you and your world together. He has written the story of your life from beginning to endless end. His plan, purpose, and will are meant to be the reason for everything you do. He alone offers the help that reaches to the deepest areas of your personal and relational need. He is the rightful owner of you, your life, and your relationships. He is the conceiver and creator of your all that makes up your world, and because he is, he is best able to diagnose what is broken and to cure what needs to be fixed.” Paul Tripp
POWER "and supplication..." Hebrides Revival
1 Samuel 1:15
- Not casual...URGENCY