February 6, 2022 Lord’s Day Service
Stay Awake and Pray
Overseer Sung-Hyun Kim
is always listening carefully.
made the world and wants to communicate with it (Isa 62:6-7).
God is spirit and the world is material, which is fleshly.
There is only one way for God’s Spirit and the flesh to communicate (Mt 6:33).
It is prayer.
God chose prayer by His wisdom,
so knowing God is the beginning of wisdom (Pro 1:7).
If His people and children pray (2 Chron 6:18-21),
God always listens carefully and hears (2 Chron 6:24-27).
If your prayers are not being conveyed to God,
it is because you have fallen into temptation (Mt 26:41).
Therefore, you should stay awake and pray so that you do not fall into temptation.
Since temptation is given by the tempter, who is the Devil, (Lk 22:31)
you must not fall for the Devil’s deceptions.
God always hears and replies (1 Jn 5:14-15),
and the Holy Spirit prays and intercedes.
Angels also pray and strengthen those who pray (Rev 8:3-4).
People who pray by the Holy Spirit protect their spirits (Rom 8:26-27).
○ Because Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane
already fulfilled God’s will,
He overcame the ideas of the world and was victorious.
○ Jesus prayed fervently and His sweat was like drops of blood.
In that moment, angels strengthened the Lord’s prayers.
Only staying awake and praying can protect your faith.
○ Pray until you are answered even two or three times.
You must not be discouraged if you want it to be conveyed.
Even if your request is not fulfilled, it has been answered.
It is done according to God’s will.
※ Live a life by prayer. The church and every family
should pray so we do not fall into temptation.
Pray and pray!