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How To Pray Powerful Prayers Sermon Notes

Sermon 3 of our series on "Unshakable Hope" by Max Lucado.

James 5:16-17 - (16) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (17) Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

____________ __________ __________, like our Bible heroes, pray powerful prayers.

James' righteousness: to ____ ________ God, do ______ ________, and ____________ ______.

1 Corinthians 2:10 - (10) these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

People who pray powerful prayers ______ ________ to seek ________ ____________.

Psalms 24:1-10 - (1) The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; (2) for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.(3) Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? (4) The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. (5) They will receive blessing from the LORDand vindication from God their Savior. (6) Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. (7) Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.  (8) Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. (9) Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. (10) Who is he, this King of glory? The LORD Almighty— he is the King of glory.

Matthew 5:8 - (8) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

The ____________ and __________ person prays powerful prayers.