Jesus: Our Model for a Powerful Prayer Life
Text: Mark 1:35
- The Priority of Jesus' Prayer Life
"Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight."
A. Jesus valued His Father's presence (Jn. 10:15, Jn. 10:17)
B. Jesus valued His Father's plan (Jn. 5:19, Jn. 5:30, Jn. 8:29, Jn. 8:38, Lk. 22:41-44)
C. Jesus valued His Father's power (Jn. 10:32, Jn. 10:38, Jn. 14:10)
- The Privacy of Jesus' Prayer Life
"He went out departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed."
A. It was a place of isolation (Lk. 6:12, Mk 6:46, Mt. 6:5-6)
B. It was a place of instruction (Jn. 5:20, Jn. 8:28)
C. It was a place of intercession (Lk. 22:31-32)
D. It was a place of invigoration (Lk. 22:41-44, Ps. 138:3)
- The Productivity of Jesus' Prayer Life
A. Authority in His preaching.
B. Authority over the demonic realm.
C. Authority over disease.
D. Authority over death (Jn. 15:15, Jn. 20:17, 21).
Today's message was very convicting in many ways. Oh, how I long to be a woman characterized by prayer. Why is prayer something I tuck in if I can or feel like it? Why isn't it something that I plan my day around? Why do I think that I am too busy to pray when I really am too busy NOT to pray? Oh, how I need to spend more time in prayer with my God.
Pastor challenged us to make prayer a priority for at least the next seven days and just see how God works in our hearts. I am making that commitment. Why don't you make it as well?
Note: These notes are taken directly from my Pastor, Brad Wilkinson, who acknowledged that he borrowed many of the truths from a message by Evangelist Tom Farrell.