2022 Wk 7: Lesson 4

Small Thinking in a Large World  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Psalm 34:5 NLT
Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
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1. "Think through me till Your ideas are my ideas."
~Amy Carmichael
Romans 12:2 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
2. “How helpless I am in bringing forth fruit, Your kind of fruit in the world...” ~Oswald Chambers
Romans 8:6 NLT
So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
3. What we read and watch shapes our view of God.
—It will strengthen or weaken the Hope we have in Christ.


“Wisdom is looking at life from God’s point of view.” ~Adrian Rogers, pastor, author, podcast host Love Worth Finding

4. Remove the foot traffic of the enemy on your soul.
1 Peter 2:11 NLT
Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.
When we do this we don’t retreat and hid—No!
We must ”wage war” with the action of Faith remembering that God rewards Faith.
Hebrews 11:6 NLT
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
5. Seeking the Lord each day is our only real recourse.
Psalm 105:4 (NKJV)
Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
6. "Footsteps over time have a massive pounding effect to the trees' root systems." ~Steve Sillet, Botany professor
Song of Solomon 2:15 (NKJV)
Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.
Bringing Prayer HOME:
Being Small Minded in a BIG WORLD…
CHANGES when we embrace Father’s heart through Divine Conversation—PRAYER!
JESUS Prayed:
Luke 5:16 NLT
But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.
Jesus condoned group prayer
Matthew 18:20 NLT
For where two or three gather together as my followers,* I am there among them.”
BIBLE Teaches us to be Devoted to prayer
Acts 6:4 ESV
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
P - Pray with focused faith.
R - Relational minded, not calling a grocery list to be picked up.
A - Acceptance God’s attitude
Y - Yearn for more
10 Types of Prayer
Concise summary of prayer by Pamela Palmer — she is a writer, chaplain, and the founder of upheldlife.com, the platform on which she produces weekly devotionals and faith resource articles to inspire keeping faith at the center of it all.


1. Prayer of Adoration

This type of prayer is focused on worshiping the Lord out of deep love, respect, and admiration.
Psalm 148:13 NLT
Let them all praise the name of the Lord. For his name is very great; his glory towers over the earth and heaven!

2. Prayer of Thanksgiving

For some, beginning each day with a prayer of thanksgiving is a habit they practice. Prayers of gratitude
1 Chronicles 16:34–35 NLT
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, O God of our salvation! Gather and rescue us from among the nations, so we can thank your holy name and rejoice and praise you.”

3. Prayer of Confession

Confessing our sins is a significant way to pray as followers of Jesus. Often, Jesus called those he interacted with to confess their sins and sin no more.
Psalm 32:5 NLT
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Interlude
4. Prayer of Vows Praying a promise to the Lord is a prayer that we may pray when we are making a life-changing commitment that we need God’s strength, guidance, and help to fulfill. it’s a pledge to God, just as we see in Hannah’s vow, should be followed through, and made with great consideration and certainty.
1 Samuel 1:10–11 NLT
Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the Lord. And she made this vow: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut.*”

5. Prayer of Quiet Reflection

Prayers of silence draw us away from prayers filled with words, and into a place where we quiet ourselves down and reflect.
Psalm 63:6 NLT
I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.

6. Prayer for Healing

A prayer for healing is usually spoken when we seek restoration for our physical bodies, spiritual wholeness, or emotional wounds. A key component of Jesus’ earthly ministry was healing those who were physically ill. The Bible affirms that we can come to God asking for all types of healing.
Jeremiah 17:14 NLT
O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone!

7. Prayer for Deliverance and Help When we are facing challenges, hardships, or oppression, we find ourselves praying for deliverance and breakthrough. We say these prayers for help because God is the one who can aid us in ways no one else ever could.

Psalm 107:6 NLT
“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress.

8. Prayer of Intercession

Praying for others is a crucial part of being part of the body of Christ. The Bible instructs us to pray for one another and to intercede on someone else’s behalf.
Colossians 1:9–12 NLT
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,* always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
9. Prayer for Transformation As followers of Jesus, we aim to live like him, live according to his ways, and enter into a lifelong process of sanctification. Praying for this type of transformation in our hearts, minds, and lives is purposeful and we can find these types of prayers in God’s word.
Psalm 139:23–24 NLT
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

10. Prayer of Blessing

Prayers of blessing are often said for visiting missionaries, or families relocating to another church, those starting a new job, or new graduates. We pray blessings over newlyweds, newborns, or even over a new house or car. Prayers of blessings are found throughout Scripture and are powerful ways to ask for God’s best to be poured out.
Philippians 1:9–11 NLT
I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
Being Small Minded in a BIG WORLD…
Doesn’t have to be our destination!
We can grow out of our small mindedness I when we embrace Father’s heart through Divine Conversation—PRAYER!
Let’s pray—TOGETHER!
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