Sermon On The Mount
Don't Stop Praying

 
Matthew 7:7-11


1. Assurance In Prayer Is Based On Faith In God.



“In this manner, therefore, pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.’”
Matthew 6:9 (NKJ)

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJ)

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him?”
Matthew 7:11 (NKJ)

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)



2. God Answers Every Prayer.



“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
John 14:13-14 (NKJ)

“He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, ‘O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.’”
Matthew 26:39 (NKJ)



3. We Must Avoid Certain Mistakes In Our Prayers.



“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
Matthew 7:7-8 (NKJ)

“Jesus said to him, ‘Away from Me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”
Matthew 4:10 (NIV)

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
John 4:24 (NKJ)