The Second Sermon of Gospel Essentials based on 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Nobody actually despises prayer. Even unbelievers will say to believers, “Will you please pray for me?” We all believe in prayer. We just don’t believe in everybody’s prayers. People back in the Middle Ages are a great example of this kind of thinking. They believed deeply in prayer. Just not in their own. So they’d ask others to pray for them. People who God might listen to. People who they thought had God’s ear. Like Mary. Or some other saint. They weren’t totally wrong. There are those who whose prayers make the globe spin and those who can't even make a leaf rustle. Which camp do you think you fall in? How holy do you think you are? It's holiness that gets a hearing. Listen in to understand this crucial aspect of the gospel.