This week David Jackson completes his four week series called “Secrets of a Spirit-Led Church. Secret #4, which we will study this week is “Passionate Prayer,” and is based on James 5:13-18 and other texts. The worship theme is “Lord, Teach Me to Pray,” and the visual theme is people praying together.
Here is the link to the YouTube Playlist: 220731 Heart Prep
Call to Worship:
All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Luke 18.1 And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint
Acts 4.31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness.
Romans 12.12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Philippians 4.6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
James 5.16-17 Confess your faults to one another, and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avials much. Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly…..
1 Thessalonians 5.17 Pray without ceasing
Take me Into the Holy of Holies
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah (no video available)
Ephesians 6.18 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perserverance and supplication for all saints
Preparation for Prayer:
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Lord, Teach Me to Pray – David Jackson
Scripture for Meditation:
James 5.13-18 Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. And if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain; and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. And he prayed again and the heaven gave rain and the earth brought forth her fruit.