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Praying for an Open Door

08.02.2022

32M

Grant wraps up our last Summer in the City of the season, reminding us of the power of prayer and praying with a sense of urgency and a heart of gratitude. Reading through Colossians 4, we’re challenged to send out the same gospel message we have been blessed to receive.

Key Takeaway

The power of prayer should never be lost on us. We can pray as our first priority, being watchful and filling our hearts with gratitude while not neglecting those around us who have not come face to face with Jesus yet.

  1. Prayer has to become our first priority and not our last result. Paul takes us back to the basics because that is the most powerful thing we have—access to God.
  2. Be watchful and awake in our prayer. If we believed that there was spiritual urgency and that Jesus could come back at any moment, we would pray more.
  3. There should be a spirit of gratitude in prayer. When we realize that we don't deserve anything, we can encapsulate a heart of gratitude instead.
  4. In the hard times, we pray for the Word to go forth in power rather than for us to get out of the situation. Through our suffering, our prayer can be unchanging, focusing on the people our hearts are burdened for.
  5. Pray for clarity in order for others to understand the power of the gospel. We can pray for our communicators to effectively communicate the gospel to nonbelievers.
  6. Live purposefully. Every believer has a responsibility to declare the mysteries of Christ everywhere we go. Your personality type does not get to define your purpose, and your purpose is to know Christ and make Him known.

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"People will never want what we have until we stop looking like what we actually want is what they have."

Grant Partrick

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Scripture References

  • Romans 12:2
  • Colossians 4:2-6
  • 2 Timothy 2:9
  • 2 Corinthians 5
  • John 4
Grant Partrick Grant Partrick is a part of the team at Passion City Church and serves as the Cumberland Location Pastor. He is passionate about inspiring people to live their lives for what matters most. Grant and his wife, Maggie, live in Marietta, Georgia with their daughters, Mercy, Ember, and Charleigh. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned a masters of theology degree.