Cedar Hills Community Church

Trusting Prayers

April 05, 2023 Pastor Kent Landhuis
Cedar Hills Community Church
Trusting Prayers
Show Notes

Thoughts and Prayers: Trusting Prayers
Pastor Kent Landhuis

THEME - Jesus demonstrates postures that lead to trusting God.
TEXT - Luke 23:46


1. We pray simple prayers of trust in our Father. We L.E.A.P. and he catches us. 

L - Look to your Father.
E - Expect the Best.
A - Act like a Kid.
P - Put your trust in God.  

2. We have the confidence to ask anything because Jesus is our advocate. He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

3. We pray God-glorifying prayers that help us connect with God even if it disrupts our lives. God is the potter, we are the clay. John 12:20-36

4. We pray passionate prayers as Jesus prayed in the Garden and we trust that God will help us remain vigilant. Matthew 26:36-46

5. We need forgiveness, God wants to forgive and Jesus offers forgiveness so we are the kind of people who forgive others. Luke 23:33

LUKE 23:46
Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

Three postures that lead to trusting God.

1.Hosanna Hope.

  • Psalm 118:25-29
  • God promises to save. (Isaiah 12:2)
  • Wave your hands in praise.

2. Humble Abandonment.

  • Psalm 31:1-5
  • God is our refuge. (Isaiah 57:13)
  • Open palms of acceptance.

3. Prayerful Surrender.

  • Psalm 31:6-8
  • God’s way is not our way. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
  • Bow down in surrender to God’s way.


  • Praise God for his saving work in Jesus.
  • Pray for wisdom and courage to abandon idols. 
  • Bow down and surrender to God’s plan.
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