Is This How I am Supposed to Pray? – The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost [10/20/19]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 18:1-8

Opening Song and Opening Prayer [through song]: Tauren Wells – When We Pray (Official Music Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YZZzgJB33E

Message [used with permission from A Sermon for Every Sunday]: Is This How I am Supposed to Pray? – The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost by Judy Kincaid, Pastor of Little Elk Creek Lutheran Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Rev. Dr. Judy Kincaid, once asked her children what they wanted to be when they grow up. Her ten year old son said that he wanted to be eight feet tall and her three year old daughter said that she wanted to be a big brown snake. Kincaid reminds us that maybe it is a good thing that God does not answer all of our prayers. She continues, “There are times in my life when I’ve prayed faithfully and persistently for things I did not get. I bet it’s the same for you. Why is that?” Listen as Kincaid preaches on the parable of the persistent widow from Luke 18:1-8, reminding us to pray and not give up, even when we do not get the things we want.

Closing Song and Closing Prayer [through song]: Sanctus Real – Pray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_J4I4gsvYA

Epilogue: Third Day – Cry Out To Jesus (Official Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmVxRl5bc4Y

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