What a Friend We Have in Jesus

How Sweet The Sound

Message Notes

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Written in 1855 by Joseph Scriven as a poem to his mother.

Put to music by Charles Crozat Converse.



Key Passage: Philippians 4:6-7

Misconceptions about prayer:

·     Prayer is complicated.

·     Prayer is boring.

·     Prayer doesn’t work.


Prayer is about relationship.

                     With God.

I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants … But I call you my most intimate friends John 15:15 TPT

With One Another.

pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 

How do we pray?

  • Sometimes you talk to God.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 NLT


  • Sometimes you vent to God.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


  • Sometimes you listen to God.

"My sheep know my voice, and I know them..." John 10:27 CEV


  • At all times, you give thanks to God.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand … Philippians 4:6-7 NLT

True peace isn’t the absence of problems. True peace is found in the presence of God.

What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

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