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Hymn: Give Thanks Unto the Lord
Memory Verse: Psalms 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High.
Lesson: Prayer and Thanksgiving
Scripture Reference: Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Pastor remarks and intro of first principle
First Principle: Don’t Worry About Anything
Question: What are some things people commonly worry about?
Follow Up Question: What are some ways worrying can negatively affect a person?
Conclusion: We can change nothing by worrying about it. Many times the verbalization of our worries sounds as if we are complaining while doing nothing to fix our problem. Worry can make us physically, mentally, and spiritually sick. Perhaps these are the reasons God continually encourages us to not worry about anything.
Pastor remarks and intro of second principle
Second Principle: Pray About Everything, Telling God What You Want
Question: When should we turn to prayer for help?
Follow Up Question: For what things can we ask God?
Conclusion: God encourages us to talk to Him about everything and tell Him what we want. He is our Father and we are His children. This is a picture of the relationship He wants to have with us. You can ask God for anything.
Pastor remarks and intro of third principle
Third Principle: Thank God for All He Has Done
Question: Why is it important to give God thanks?
Follow Up Question: What are some things for which you are thankful?
Conclusion: God watches over us as His dear children. Our heavenly Father always knows what is best. Even when we may not get everything we want, nonetheless, we should be thankful for God’s superintending providence. So, don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Pastor closing remarks
· Connect Cards, Offering and Prayer, Memory Verse
· Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.