Hello God: Pray Like Child

Pastor Silverio Sanchez continues the series "Hello God: simple prayers in a complicated world."  We've learned that we often have to earn the things that we want in this life.  So we work hard to achieve our goals and expectations and earn the right to enjoy our achievements and success.  However, the same doesn't apply to our relationship with God.  We don't have to earn or achieve anything in order to pray.   We don't have to be a "certain amount of holy" for the right to pray. We pray as children of a God who loves abundantly and unconditionally.

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Luke 11:5-13

"God receives us just as we are and accepts our prayers just as they are.  In the same way that a small child cannot draw a bad picture so a child of God cannot offer a bad prayer.” - Richard Foster, Prayer

Hello God: Pray From Wherever You Are

Pray From Wherever You Are 

Pastor Silverio Sanchez begins a new series of sermons focused on being able to pray, even when life becomes complicated.  He reminds us that the gift of the Holy Spirit who lives inside of every follower of Jesus is all we need to be able to pray.  We don't need to be experts at prayer, we just need to know that God will always hear our prayers and understand exactly what we are trying to say.

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Acts 8:4-24

“Our problem is that we assume prayer is something to master the way we master algebra or auto mechanics.  That puts us in the “on-top” position, where we are competent and in control.  But when praying, we come “underneath,” where we calmly and deliberately surrender control and become incompetent.  'To pray,' writes Emilie Griffin, 'means to be willing to be naive.'" - Richard Foster, Prayer