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Purpose for 40+ Days of Prayer

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A Time for asking, seeking, and knocking

It’s not a program but it’s a disciplined time of prayer for 40+ days
It’s an exhortation from Jesus that He expects to be obeyed
It’s expected and to extend until it’s completion
It’s exhausting and being persistent in all avenues in getting an answer
Ask = receive
Seek = find
Knock = open
Jeremiah
Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
It’s persistent - keep on
Exhaust all scriptural efforts in prayer
Ask = receive
It’s making a personal choice to participate - “you”
Seek = find
Knock = open
It’s praying together - “everyone”
Each and everyone participate
It’s personal - “you”
It’s partnership - “everyone”
It’s expecting our Heavenly Father to answer
Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
He is good therefore He will only give us good things
He is sovereign therefore we trust Him with the answers
It’s personal yet it’s collective -’you’ & ‘everyone’

A Time for seeking

It’s persistent - keep on

A Time for knocking

It’s exhausting any scriptural means - try asking,
Don’t be left out - “to those who ask Him!”
Parallel passage Luke 11:9-13
Luke 11:13 NKJV
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Luke

40+ days explained

Set times to pray
Focused subjects of prayer
Special messages and speakers about prayer each Sunday
Special gatherings for prayer (Home groups)
Seeing some you need our prayers
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