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Prayer Gathering

Prayer Gathering

When:

June 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Where:

Fusion Bible Church
1097 Gerlach Drive
Durant, Oklahoma 74701

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Why do we pray?
Since day one at Fusion we have desired to show our dependence upon God by being committed to meaningful corporate prayer. A lack of prayer is evidence of our lack of dependence upon him. Prayer is much more than an activity we practice as we open or close our worship services. Prayer includes God’s people actively worshipping and bringing our needs to him. Jesus prescribed prayer to his disciples when they asked him to teach them to pray in Matthew 6. In our culture we call this model ‘The Lord’s Prayer.’ At it’s very basic level this prayer can be reduced to two primary ideas: 1) He is worthy, and 2) We are needy.

He is Worthy
The model prayer is essentially divided into two parts. The first segment is entirely Godward in focus. When we pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” we are exalting God. We are declaring His worth. As John MacArthur notes, “This is a prayer that in every phase and every petition, beginning and closing and all in between focuses on God. His person, His attributes, and His wonderful works are the thrust of this prayer.”

We Are Needy
The second segment is a declaration of God as our source. We recognize and declare that we are needy. In prayer we resolve that we trust Him for our physical, relational, and moral needs. “Give us this day our daily bread (physical), and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors (relational), and do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one (moral).”
More resources on prayer can be found at www.strategicrenewal.com.