How to Pray in Five Dimensions

March 4, 2018 ()


  1. I look BACKWARDS to the cross - GRATITUTDE

“God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life . . . He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.”

 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NLT)

  1. I look UPWARD into my Father’s loving face - SECURITY

“You should not act like cowering, fearful slaves, since God’s Spirit has adopted you as children into God’s Family! Instead, by his Spirit we simply cry out Abba! Father! and God’s Spirit affirms that we really are his children! And since we are now God’s children, we’re also heirs with Christ, and will share in both his suffering and his glory!”  Romans 8:15-17

God wants my prayers to be personal

God wants my prayers to be passionate

God wants my prayers to be a partnership

  1. I look INWARD to Jesus living inside me - INTIMACY

Examine yourself to see if your faith is real and growing. Test yourself. Remember that Jesus is living in you – unless you’ve failed your test.” 2 Corinthians 13:5

  1. I look AROUND and I ask the Holy Spirit to use me - COMPASSION

 “ . . . Give yourself completely to God – every part of you – since you’ve been given a new life, and you want to be used as a tool in the hands of God, used for his good purposes.” Romans 6:13 (LB) 

  1. I look FORWARD to my future in faith - HOPE

“I am confident of this, that God who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until it is finished on the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6