Sermon: The Church’s authority and Prayer

Myths about prayer

  1. Prayer is ‘too hard’ or ‘too easy’
  2. ‘Intercessors’ are a special category of pray-ers
  3. Prayer is an ‘airy-fairy’ super spiritual activity for odd people


Prayer is knowing God and being known by him Spiritual warfare is making Him known


  1. We need to know our authority in Jesus Christ to pray effectively (Eph 1:20-22)

  2. We need to use it! (Matt 16: 17-19)

  3. Prayer increases the Kingdom of God on the earth

‘The power of the Church to truly bless rests on intercession, asking and receiving heavenly gifts to carry to men’ -Andrew Murray