Today the sermon in the Galveston Bible Church was about prayers. It was a great session. Some quotes from Pastor Clay:
-Who do you think in the Bible prayed most? Jesus? But who do you think would have needed least prayers? Jesus?
--Prayer is conversation with God. Jesus, Paul, etc. needed constant communion with God so much. Just like in a relationship, how long can you stay away form your spouse without talking? God longs for us so much, that He gave his only Son to suffer & die to have a continuing relationship with each one of us.
--Intercessory prayer is an important component of prayer. Pray for unreached places, mission fields, those in drastic need & suffering (places in Haiti, Zimbabwe)
--Thanksgiving is also an important component of prayer
--What do you constantly pray for: for God to show up, which way to go: directions, etc.
-He knows what you need and when you need
-How sweet is Your Word, sweeter than honey
-IT IS SO EASY TO GO TO CHURCH, LISTEN TO A SERMON ON PRAYERS, AND COME BACK HOME AND NOT DO IT!
We have to keep up with your prayer life consistently. Jesus warned in Luke 22:46: "Why are you sleeping?"- he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation."