Wednesday's Word

We had a great experience last week. God is doing a work in our church in the area of prayer. I was renewed in my commitment to pray for and with my friends at Truitt Memorial. Tonigt we will continue to explore God's power released in prayer. Our focal text will be Isaiah 64. In this prayer the writer presents three factors related to experiencing God's power for life and ministry.

Factor One - The Oh Factor
In verses 1-5 the supplicant prays for God's power to be released into his present circumstances. He prays, "Oh, that thou wouuldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down..."

Factor Two - The But We Factor
In verses 6-7 the supplicant sees the depth of sin and its limiting force in the life of the people. He says, "And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee..."

Factor Three - The But Now Factor
In 8-12 the supplicant grounds his prayer for God's power in the soil of relationship. He says that God is father and we are his children, God is potter and we are clay, and that God is a lord and we are his people. Bold prayer rooted in a personal relationship with God is usually filled with faith and free of presumption.

We will flesh these factors out tonight and put them into practice as we pray together.

See Ya'll Tonight!

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