June 2, 2019

Teach Us to Pray

Anthony Gammage ~ The Psalms

Sermon Quotes

Genesis 4:25–26
And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.” To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD.

Revelation 22:20
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

“Prayer in the Bible is intimately linked with the gospel—God’s promised and provided solution to the problem of human rebellion against him and its consequences. ~Gary Milar – Calling on the Name of the Lord

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 

Psalm 13:1–2, 5-6
How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me?  How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

…  But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.  I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 51:1–2, 12-13
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

… Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.  Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.

  • New leadership (1:12–26).
  • Rhythm (2:42–47)
  • Boldness (4:23–31)
  • Bless leaders, devoted (6:1–6)
  • Gospel Advance (8:14–15)
  • Deliverance (12:1–5)
  • Gospel Advance (13:1–3)
  • Deliverance (12:1–5)
  • Gospel Advance (13:1–3)
  • New Leadership (14:23)
  • Rhythm (16:16, 25)
  • Bless and empower leaders (20:36)
  • Farewell (Acts 21:5)
  • Afraid (27:29)

Everyone in the community is called to experience the joys of God’s goodness in the lives of others while simultaneously inhaling the secondhand smoke of each other’s hard times [in prayer].  ~John Onwuchekwa, Prayer

Success isn’t defined by how well we prevent tragedies. In our prayers, we praise the One who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. Our prayers remind those in need that we have access to this amazing God. They free us from the misguided burden of being God as we take these requests to God himself.   -John Onwuchekwa, Prayer


  • Prayer – John Onwuchekwa
  • Tyndale OT Commentary on Psalms – Derek Kidner
  • ESV Study Bible notes on Psalms
  • Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God – Tim Keller
  • The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms – Tim Keller