Study Guide Series

Teaching in the Service on 11/25/2018

Scripture and experience teach us that prayer can make a very real difference in the course of human events. If you doubt this, consider Abraham's intercessions on behalf of Sodom in Genesis 18:16-33, Hezekiah's prayer for the extension of his life in Isaiah 38, or the church's pleas for Peter's release from prison in Acts 12:1-19. If you think about it, I'm sure you can probably come up with some examples from your own life. In this study, we want to see the positive and negative responses to prayer; it can become a Dangerous Land Mine if we only see prayer as one dimensional. Having a request for God without considering God’s request for us could lead to a faltering faith. There are many examples of God answering prayers in the scriptures. These three passages could share a little insight into the working of prayer in the life of the believers. Remember, this one overlooked the key to prayer that many Christians miss. God’s plan for our lives come before our plans for our lives, and if you get it twisted, you will miss it.