Malcolm Tyree

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Praying or Wishing: finding strength in vulnerability

To kick off 2017, I’m leading a series of teachings on a basic spiritual discipline, what it means to pray.

In the first message, I focused on how many of our prayers turn out to be wishes or they are announcements of what we intend to achieve by our own ability.

In reviewing Paul’s prayer offered for the church, recorded in Ephesians 3:14-21, we find that when we pray it is about acknowledging our limitations, vulnerabilities, and inabilities. As we pray, we should seek strength from God because we are in need. It is really hard to pray if we do not acknowledge our need.

Take a moment to pray an emptying prayer and find that God fills you with his strength.

Watch the video and let me know what you think.

The video is about 36 minutes long.

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