Sunday Evening Talk Notes On Prayer
Can I Remind you
of our purposes:
Our aim for the
children & young people of Meadow Way Chapel is to:
I also shared
secrets of successful youth work in April.
all the church
The list is in no
order, but top of this list is "Prayer" and near the bottom
is that this "involves all the church".
Early this year at
the Friday Inc Lock in, at midnight, the young people prayed about a
young child who had 24 hours to live unless another child would die
and donate an organ. That very night that is what happened and the
child lives today.
While it's great
to pray out loud and you will be given chance later, to finish with
an open time of prayer.
It's your own
private prayer time I want to encourage tonight.
This talk is based
on the book
On line with God
by David Lawrence
all young people to buy, read and use.
Read Matthew 6:6
Read the back of
book, could that be you.
Many people have
split prayer up in many ways - this book does it this way
1. Telling God
what he means to you
2. Telling God
3. Telling God
4. Asking God for
what you need
5. Asking God for
what others need
6. Listening to God
God what He
means to you
Read Psalm 145: 1-3
This whole Psalm
is a good place to start - go home tonight and read it to yourself.
Look at verse two
- every day I will praise you. Praise isn't just about singing songs
together its also about our life style and times alone with God
telling him what He means to us.
Read prayer from
young person on page 14 of On line with God.
God you're sorry
Read the Lord's
prayer Luke 11: 2-4
Forgive us this
day. While it is true we are totally forgiven by God when we commit
our lives to him, we still need to come daily to ask for forgiveness.
God you're grateful
Thessalonians 5: 17+18
It says "pray
continually, give thanks in all circumstances".
God for what you need
Back to Luke 11: 3
Give us our daily
bread. I have to be honest I am amazed by people like Dave Glover our
speaker at Sizewell, who for years has totally depended on God
without any wage.
God for what others need
Tons of references
for this one
Read Matt 5: 43 + 44
We are encourage
of all things to prayer for our enemies.
Listening to God
hardest of the lot but just as important.
Look at the story
of Samuel, three times the Lord called to Samuel
On the fourth
Samuel was told to declare "Lord your servant is listening".
Read 1 Samuel 3: 10
Can I encourage
you this week to spent a FEW MINUTES in prayer. I have targeted to
have some prayer cards out after Christmas.
youth/children's side pray for
god for those who have committed their life to Christ during the
summer at the various camps.
We will spend the
next 10 minutes in the 6 ways of prayer. Feel free to pray quietly,
don't be scared of silence.
Would it not be
good if we spent 10 minutes a day in prayer.