People in Prayer. Esther Chapter 3 v10 – 5 v2.
Sermon Notes: People in Prayer. Esther Chapter 3 v10 – 5 v2.
Isn’t GOD so amazing and isn’t prayer so powerful?
GOD can do anything, change any situation no matter how difficult or hopeless. So let’s pray passionately.
1: All around us locally and globally, God’s people are in great pain and distress. Don’t hide your head in the sand. Get informed and get into GOD’S Presence and intercede for them. Chapter 4 v1-8.
‘The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Saviour God wants us to live. He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned:’ 1 Timothy 2:1-4 The Message.
Question: Do You need to break outside your comfort zone and get informed about situations where God’s people are in great pain and distress so that you can pray in a more informed and intelligent way today?
2: When the situation is humanly speaking so HOPELESS, then we need to go to the One Person who can do the impossible. We need to get into the Presence of the King of kings and ask HIM to do the impossible.
‘Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.’
Question; Will you pick up this GIFT of prayer and get into GOD’S Presence on behalf of this city – this nation and the world, so that our wonderful GOD will be honoured, loved, enjoyed and obeyed once again in our land and in the world?
3: Do You see HOW Esther wonderfully points us to JESUS, the ONE who goes into the Father’s Presence in Heaven and is Interceding for us every minute of the day? Ch 5:v1-2
‘but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.’ Hebrews 7:24-25.
‘And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning that cannot be expressed in words.’
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one – for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one – for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and He is sitting in the place of honour at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Romans 8:v26 & 31-34.
Question: Will you pray with renewed determination?
Question: Will you ask GOD to awaken us as a church to pray on behalf of the people we love and also the people we don’t even know and NOT even meet this side of eternity?