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  • Praying for the Persecuted Church

    American Christians are largely sheltered from the kinds of persecution believers face around the world. We don’t get arrested for giving someone a Bible, find for sharing the gospel, or beaten for pastoring a church. But many do.

  • Pray for Us

    In last Sunday's message, we saw in Mark 9:29 that prayer is necessary for spiritual work.  In fact, no lasting work ever occurs without prayer.  The Apostle Paul believed that, and frequently communicated that to his followers: "Pray for us!" So when Josh Blount, one of the pastors in our sister church in Franklin, WV,  asked how their church can pray for KingsWay this Sunday, I was so grateful.

  • Fifth Petition: God's Deliverance

    “Deliver us from overpowering temptations and the evil one” In Jesus’ prayer, He reminds us that we are in a war with the world, our flesh, and the devil as our enemies.  It is a battle for our souls and we are often out-matched.  We need help! The first part is a prayer is for deliverance from overwhelming temptation that includes riches, power, and honor which incline our hearts to believe that we do not need God.  It reminds us that we are weak and prone to sin and in need of G...

  • Fourth Petition: God's Forgiveness

    “Forgive our sins as we forgive others” The glory of the Gospel is that Jesus died to set us free from the guilt and penalty of sin.  So God has graciously forgiven those who confess their sins through the finished work of Christ upon the Cross. But an unforgiving heart cannot accept the forgiveness graciously given by God. Because we have been forgiven, a forgiven man or woman must be a forgiver.

  • Third Petition: God's Provision

    “Give us each day our daily bread” God created us to depend on Him daily!  Since we are in constant need and each day requires fresh provision, Jesus instructs us to bring our everyday needs to our Father.  We glorify our Father when we come with so-called "little things.” Jesus’ prayer is the only place in Greek literature where the word "daily" appears.  It is best translated, ”Our bread of tomorrow, give us today.”  Tomorrow reminds us of our eternal future with God. ...