May 29, 2022 AM
(#2 in series)
Jesus On Prayer: Persistent Prayer
Key Truth: God uses persistent prayer to __ His work around us and __ His work in us.
Some parables teach by __, others by __.
How does persistent prayer deepen His work in us?
When we persist in prayer, God deepens our __ of prayer. (vv. 5-8)
Persistence causes us to process everything through a grid of
__. Here are several parts to that grid:
– Am I a __ of Jesus? (Luke 11:1)
– Am I living in obedience to God? (1 John 3:22)
– Are my __ right? (James 4:3)
– Am I praying in submission to God’s will? (1 John 5:14)
When we persist in prayer, God deepens our __ with Him. (vv. 9-10)
When we continually ask God (for a __), and seek God (to know Him deeply), and knock before God (to __ with Him)—it leads to greater levels of intimacy with God.
When we persist in prayer, God deepens our __ of God’s character. (vv. 11-13)
When we persist in prayer, God deepens our understanding of “__.” (v. 13)
Good is good because God __ it to be so. Sometimes we struggle with God's answers because we're defining “good” from our perspective.