Life-Changing Prayer

An exposition of Mark 9:14-29. This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday Morning, June 1, 2008.

Public prayer can be daunting. So very often we perform rather than pray. In today’s message we look at the story of a man whose desperate appeal to Jesus wasn’t much, but it got the job done. Herein lies a message of encouragement and hope. When we aren’t as strong as we ought to be, we are in a great position to be heard of God. The strength of our prayer is not in ourselves but in the one who responds to prayer.

  1. In verses 14-22 we see that life-changing prayer is born out of disparate need.
  2. In verse 24 we see that a life-changing prayer tenaciously clings to the person and power of Christ, when all else around says there is no hope.
  3. Life-changing prayer produces overwhelming results. For the full impact of this truth look at Luke’s account of this miracle in Luke 9:42-43.

What is the end result? “And all were astonished at the majesty of God.”

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