Sunday, May 31, 2020

As you worship with PSBC today, please see the song links below that Jill McAleer has provided for us. These are songs you can sing along with as you prepare your hearts for worship.

Today’s Message with Pastor Marty Price

Persistence in Prayer

 

 
 

 

Listening and Application Guide (to download and print, click here)

This section will help you follow along and take notes on the sermon.

 

 

Persistence in Prayer

Luke 18:1-8

 
 
 
1. Remember ________________________________! 

Psalm 37:28

1 Peter 3:12 

 

2. Remember ________________________________.

Romans 8:29

Romans 12:2

Ephesians 4:23

 
3. Persevere __________________________________.

Psalm 34:17-18 

 

When we think He is not listening…

David in Psalm 31:22

I had said in my alarm,

    “I am cut off from your sight.”

But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy

    when I cried to you for help.

 
 

Home Group/Study Questions

These questions are provided for your further study and application of today’s sermon. Thoughtfully writing out the answers to these questions will help to drive home the truths we are learning.

Have you ever thought of God as uncaring? Sometimes we tend to think that God doesn’t love us when it seems He isn’t answering our prayers.  That is why it is important to remember who God is, that He does care.  As believers there are some things that can help us to “always pray and not lose heart.”

 

  1. Read Psalm 61:1-3.  Verse 2 has a request that we can neglect, when it seems God is not answering our prayers. It is “lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”  Why is it important to turn to God, rather than away from Him, when we begin to lose heart?
  2. Psalm 61:3 turns our attention to the things God has done in the past. What is the benefit of remembering how God has dealt with us in the past, particularly when facing today’s frustrations?
  3. Pastor Marty said that one of the ways God changes us is by our prayer life. Why is it so vital, as we become more mature in our faith, that we begin to view prayer as less of a wish list and more of a relationship?
  4. Read Matthew 6:5-15.  In this passage Jesus is teaching about prayer. How would you, based on this teaching, describe the kind of praying that pleases God?