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Prayer

Overview

The people involved, principle of, practice of, order of, and answers to prayer.

 

  • People involved in prayer (Ephesians 5:20; 6:18).
    • The Believer who prays.
    • Pray to God the Father.
    • Pray in the name of Jesus Christ the Son.
    • Pray while walking by the Holy Spirit.
    • Pray for others and self.
  • The principle of Prayer.
    • Shows dependence on God (Ephesians 6:18-19).
    • Requires fellowship with God and guidance by Bible doctrine (John 15:7).
    • Spiritual combat (Ephesians 6:18).
    • A way of life (Romans 12:12).
    • Power of God (Ephesians 3:20).
    • Prayer is encouraged (Hebrews 4:16).
    • Mixed with thanksgiving (Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18).
  • The practice of Prayer.
    • Frequent (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
    • Privacy or quiet place is helpful (Mark 1:35).
    • Pray instead of worry (Philippians 4:6-7).
    • Personal results (Philemon 2:2).
    • In time of pressure (2 Corinthians 12:7-10).
  • Answers to Prayer.
    • Request and desire answered (Judges 16:28) Samson avenged the Philistines.
    • Request answered but not the desire (Psalm 106:15) Leanness into souls.
    • Request denied but desire answered (Genesis 17:18) Abraham for Ishmael
    • Request denied and desire denied (James 4:2-3) Due to carnality.
  • The general order of Prayer.
    • Confession, if needed.
    • Thanksgiving.
    • Prayer for others.