Prayer Paths

Lesson 08 — Brooks Along the Way

Brooks Along the Way

Pools of Refreshing Along Life’s Journey of Intercession

1. Prayer Path
Revelations (A Journey to the Word)

The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.” The Lord will extend your powerful kingdom from Jerusalem; you will rule over your enemies… But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way. He will be victorious. — Psalm 110:1-2, 7 (NLT)

God turned rivers into wasteland, springs of water into sunbaked mud; Luscious orchards became alkali flats because of the evil of the people who lived there. Then he changed the wasteland into fresh pools of water, arid earth into springs of water, Brought in the hungry and settled them there; they moved in—what a great place to live! They sowed the fields, they planted vineyards, they reaped a bountiful harvest. He blessed them and they prospered greatly… — Psalm 107:33-38 (MSG)

Keep and live out the entire commandment I’m commanding you today so that you’ll live and prosper and enter and own the land God promised to your ancestors… So it’s paramount that you keep the commandments of God, your God, walk down the roads he shows you and reverently respect him. God is about to bring you into a good land, a land with brooks and rivers, springs and lakes, streams out of the hills and through the valleys. — Deuteronomy 8:1, 6-7 (MSG)

2. Prayer Path
Reflections (A Journey to the Past)

Brooks Along the Way

Pools of Refreshing Along Life’s Journey of Intercession

Bless our God, O peoples! Give him a thunderous welcome! Didn’t he set us on the road to life? Didn’t he keep us out of the ditch? He trained us first, passed us like silver through refining fires… Road-tested us inside and out, took us to hell and back; Finally, he brought us to this well-watered place. All believers, come here and listen, let me tell you what God did for me. — Psalm 66:8-10, 12, 16 (MSG)

A Stardust South Asia God-Encounter

The South Pacific “Piano Man” Miracle

Divine Answers to Un-Prayed Prayers

Words of Refreshing for a Weary Warrior

3. Prayer Path
Realities (A Journey to Understanding)

What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies! I’ve always longed to live in a place like this, Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God-alive! And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel; They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain! God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and at the last turn—Zion! God in full view! — Psalm 84:1-2, 5-7 (MSG)

The Principle of Pools and Pauses That Refresh Weary Warriors Along the Way
Life for the maturing Christ-follower is a continuing journey of joy and ___________; ______________ and failing; rejoicing and ____________; rushing and waiting; doubting and _____________; travailing and ___________; laughing and sighing; but ultimately ______________! God in His loving mercy positions “__________ of refreshing along life’s journey” (i.e., divine indicators of His presence and blessings) to _____________ and _____________ His weary children. (Psalm 84:1-2, 5-7, MSG)