Sunday Service:Conditions to Answered Prayer Pt1

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CONDITIONS TO ANSWERED PRAYER – Pt1
HOW TO RECEIVE ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS series - Pt3
Mike Prah – October 17, 2021

PRAYER POINTS

PRAYER POINTS 

Come before the Lord worshiping and thanking God for who He is  all He’s done for you.

 Today’s prayer is based on Psalm 145.

"The Lord always keeps His promises; He is gracious in all He does. The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. The eyes of all look to You in hope; You give them their food as they need it. 18 The Lord is close to all who call on Him" (Psalm 145:13-14,18 NLT)

Come in agreement with God concerning His promises and pray these prayer points over your life.

 1. PRAY FOR FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES & PURPOSES

 “The Lord always keeps His promises” (Psalm 145.13a)

  2. PRAY FOR GOD’S FAVOR

 “The Lord is gracious in all He does” (Psalm 145:13b)

 3. PRAY FOR RESTORATION, RECOVERY & VICTORY

 “The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads” (Psalm 145:14)

  4. PRAY FOR EMOTIONAL STRENGTH

 “The eyes of all look to You in hope” (Psalm 145:15a)

  5. PRAY FOR HEALING & PROVISION

 “You give them their food as they need it” (Psalm 145:15b)

  6. PRAY FOR GOD’S PRESENCE

“The Lord is close to all who call on Him” (Psalm 145:18) 

SERMON NOTES

CONDITIONS TO ANSWERED PRAYER – Pt1
HOW TO RECEIVE ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS series - Pt3
Mike Prah – October 17, 2021

Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His help” - Dr. E. M. Bounds

 “Prayer is the way you defeat the devil, reach the lost, restore a backslider, strengthen the saints, send missionaries out, cure the sick, accomplish the impossible, and know the will of God.” – Dr. David Jeremiah

 None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.” - Martin Luther

 The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” – Dr. F. B. Meyer

 “The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love Me. I will protect those who trust in My name. WHEN THEY CALL ON ME; I WILL ANSWER, I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them My salvation” Psalm 91:14-16 (NLT)

 1. YOU MUST HAVE AN HONEST RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

 "If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you can ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you."  John 15:7 (NIV) 

  • Have I refused to admit things that I have done wrong in the past?

 “If I had not confessed the sin in my heart,  the Lord would not have listened” Psalm 66:18 (NLT)

 “It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, He has turned away and will not listen anymore.” Isaiah 59:2 (NLT)

 “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 (NKJV)

 “If we say, “We aren’t sinful” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, He forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong” 1 John 1:8-9 (GW) 

  • Am I currently ignoring any of God's principles?

 “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask because we keep His commands and do what pleases Him” 1 John 3:21-22 (NIV) 

  • Do I really want God's will for my life?

 "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14 (NIV)

  2. YOU MUST HAVE A FORGIVING ATTITUDE TOWARD OTHER PEOPLE

 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:24-25(NIV)

 "Watch out that no bitterness take root among you for as it springs up among you it causes deep trouble, hurting many in their spiritual lives." Hebrews 12:15 (LB)

 "Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives and treat them with respect ... so that nothing will hinder your prayers."  1 Peter 3:7 (NIV)

 “The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. WHEN THEY CALL ON ME; I WILL ANSWER, I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation” Psalm 91:14-16 (NLT)

 TO BE CONTINUED . . .

 

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COMMUNION - First Sunday

COMMUNION

 “For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” I Corinthians 11:23-25 NLT

WORSHIP SONG LIST

Worship List for Sunday 10/17/2021

This is Amazing Grace by Jeremy Ridddle & Phil Wickham

O Come to the Altar by Chris Brown, Mack Brock & Wade Joyce

This I Believe (The creed) by Ben Fielding & Matt Crocker

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IN-PERSON SERVICE GUIDELINES (Updated: 5/30/2021)

While the spread of COVID-19 is slowing down, the threat of infection and illness is still prevalent in our nation; therefore, we ask that everyone joining our in-person service follow these guidelines accordingly, and complete and submit the Health Screening Questionnaire below without exception. The health and safety of everyone continue to be our top priority.

  • If you feel sick, please stay at home and worship with us online.
  • Face covering or mask direction for fully vaccinated people: According to CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated, face mask or covering is NOT required to attend a full-capacity worship service or sing in church. Feel free to continue to wear a mask if you feel comfortable.
  • Face covering or mask direction for unvaccinated people: According to CDC guidelines, if you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, facemask is  required to attend  a full-capacity worship service or sing in an indoor chorus. You must always also stay 6 feet apart.
  • Everyone entering our Church premises must undergo temperature check located in our lobby, answering health-related questions (see below) and hand sanitization, before proceeding to our sanctuary. 
  • Anyone with a 100.4°F / 32°C temperature or higher in the past 24 hours, or showing symptoms of sickness, or answering YES to any of the Health Screening Questions, will be asked to worship with us online, for the safety of our members, and guests.
  • We recommend practicing physical distance seating for unvaccinated people. Fully Vaccinated people are welcome to sit next to each other at your own choice.
  • While you may not know who may or may not be vaccinated, we ask everyone to please continue to practice no-touch-greeting such as waving or elbow-bumping fellow members and guests. Avoid handshaking, hugging and sharing objects. 
  • No outside food or drinks will be allowed within our Church premise.
  • We ask that everyone must follow these guidelines regardless of your vaccination status.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping all of us stay safe and healthy.

See link to above CDC Poster for better visual

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the seating arrangements?

You will NOT need to reserve your seat. If we ran into capacity issues in our sanctuary, you would be asked to worship in our Kids room and other spaces in our Church facility equipped with TV and speakers, where you can watch and participate in our service. Physically distanced seating is required for unvaccinated people. Fully vaccinated people are welcome to use their best judgement, although physical distancing is recommended for all people. 

Can I bring my kids or grand-kids to Church?

Yes, you can bring your kids or grand-kids if they are not sick into the main sanctuary to sit with you. We encourage you to bring a smartphone or tablet with headphones (earbuds) so your children can watch our Elementary, Middle, or Preschool worship and teaching experiences during the service. Your kids can sit next to you in our sanctuary.  All children must wear a face-mask with the exception of children under 2 years old. Should you forget to bring a mask or a earbuds for your kid(s), we will have a complimentary youth mask or new earphones (earbuds) for your son or daughter. Our kids will resume Children's Church in their rooms sometime later when the threat of COVID-19 is under control in our State.

What sanitization and disinfecting measures will be in place? 

Each week, we disinfect and sanitize our entire interior Church building with special machinery and EPA / CDC prescribed Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) before each service. Automatic disinfectant hand-soap dispenser, and touch-free paper towels are available in our bathroom. Touch-free hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout our Church building and sanctuary. See below for our Weekly Sanctuary Cleaning & Disinfecting Plan.

What about mask or face coverings?

Here is the latest CDC guidelines (as of May 28, 2021).

Face covering or mask direction for fully vaccinated people: According to CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated, facemask is NOT required to attend a full-capacity worship service or sing in church. Feel free to continue to wear a mask if you feel comfortable.

Face covering or mask direction for unvaccinated people: According to CDC guidelines, if you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, facemask is  required to attend  a full-capacity worship service or sing in an indoor chorus. You must always also stay 6 feet apart.

If you forget to bring a mask, we will provide you with a free disposal face mask for the safety of everyone, located at the lobby of our Church.

CDC recommends that Masks should NOT be worn by children under 2 years.

What other protocols are in place?

  • Water fountains, coffee stations, and refreshments will not be available at this time. Bottles of water will be available in the lobby free of charge. All under-seat Bibles, and materials have been removed from our sanctuary.
  • Sermon notes will only be available on our website and you can access them from your smartphone or tablet just as we have been operating in our online service mode.
  • No offering buckets will be passed during offering times. We recommend you give online using any of the four (4) methods below. Also, three (3) secure, hands-free offering boxes are located at our lobby, and Sanctuary for you to drop your offerings.
  • We will continuously update our protocols with additional controls as we learn more for your safety.
  • In the event that someone with COVID-19 has been inside our facility during one of our services, it is essential that they go through Contact Tracing with Maryland Department of Health.

Health Screening Questionnaire

Everyone will be required to respond to the Health Screening Questionnaire below before admittance to our Sanctuary. You are welcome to complete this form Online on Sunday morning before coming to Church to speed up our screening process (see Online Health Questionnaire below). If you do, please mention to our greeter that you have completed our Health Screening Questionnaire online. The Health Screening Questionnaire will be used for contact tracing purposes, when needed.

What is FavorLife's position regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?

FavorLife Church recommends that you consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Pastor Mike has been vaccinated as do several of our members. Consult your physician if you have any concerns.

Who are  fully vaccinated people?

According CDC guidelines, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

How can I support my Church?

  • By volunteering to help clean and disinfect our Church On Saturdays before and Sundays after our services.
  • By volunteering as an greeter to perform temperature checks, and asking health-related questions for worshipers.
  • By volunteering as a usher to direct people to designated seats to ensure physical distancing.

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 “Everything we have has come from You, and we give You only what You first gave us!” (I Chronicles 29:14, NLT)

God is on our side and this season will pass in due time to allow us to return to normal.  Until then, we ask for your consistent attention and appreciate your compliance concerning these guidelines. 

Much love, more grace and peace to you,

Mike Prah, Pastor

Health Screening Questionnaire

The health and safety of our members and guests is our top priority. We ask everyone who attends our Services or visits our Church to provide information regarding any symptoms of, or exposure to COVID-19, with this simple screening questionnaire. Please complete all required sections for each household member attending our service. Thank you. Health Screening PDF Form

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Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or are you waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?

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Are you living with, or have come into close personal contact, or caring for someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

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If you are experiencing symptoms or answer YES to any of the questions above, please DO NOT ATTEND our in-person Church Service. Contact your doctor for direction and watch our service online.

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FavorLife Church recommends that you consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine whenever you have the opportunity. Consult your physician if you have any concerns.

  • If you feel sick, please stay at home and worship with us online.
  • Face covering or mask direction for fully vaccinated people: According to CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated facemask is NOT required to attend a full-capacity worship service or sing in church. Feel free to continue to wear a mask if you feel comfortable.
  • Face covering or mask direction for unvaccinated people: According to CDC guidelines, if you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated facemask is  required to attend  a full-capacity worship service or sing in an indoor chorus. You must always also stay 6 feet apart.
  • Everyone entering our Church premises must undergo temperature check located in our lobby, answering the above health-related questions and hand sanitization, before proceeding to our sanctuary. 
  • Anyone with a 100.4°F / 32°C temperature or higher in the past 24 hours, or showing symptoms of sickness, or answering YES to any of the Health Screening Questions, will be asked to worship with us online, for the safety of our members, and guests.
  • We recommend practicing physical distancing seating for unvaccinated people. Fully Vaccinated people are welcome to sit next to each other at your own choice.
  • For everyone, please practice no-touch-greeting such as waving or elbow-bumping fellow members and guests. Avoid handshaking, hugging and sharing objects. 
  • No outside food or drinks will be allowed within our Church premise.
  • We ask that everyone must follow these guidelines based on their vaccination status.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping all of us stay safe and healthy. God bless you

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