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Are You Struggling with Prayer?

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You’ll find encouragement in this lesson if you are struggling in prayer. Some misconceptions about prayer are addressed and three simple reminders are given: prayer’s focus is God, prayer seeks the …

You’ll find encouragement in this lesson if you are struggling in prayer. Some misconceptions about prayer are addressed and three simple reminders are given: prayer’s focus is God, prayer seeks the will of God, and we must live righteously.

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  • 1. Are You Struggling with Prayer? Luke 11.1, CB NT p. 127
  • 2. “Lord, teach us to pray” Luke 11.1, CB NT p. 127
  • 3. “Prayer is ultimately a battle of the will.” — James Houston
  • 4. Struggling to Pray
  • 5. Struggling to Pray Low priority?
  • 6. Struggling to Pray Too busy?
  • 7. Struggling to Pray
  • 8. Perception What is your of prayer?
  • 9. MisconceptionsPrayer
  • 10. something we do MisconceptionsPrayer
  • 11. custom MisconceptionsPrayer
  • 12. Misconceptions “magic” Prayer
  • 13. Perception What is your of God?
  • 14. Focus on God.
  • 15. Seek the will of God.
  • 16. Don’t just pray.
  • 17. Don’t just pray. “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16, CB NT p. 405
  • 18. Don’t just pray. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4; CB NT p. 5
  • 19. Don’t just pray. “And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” Acts 14:23; CB NT p. 235
  • 20. Don’t just pray. “pray for one another” James 5:16; CB NT p. 405
  • 21. Are You Struggling with Prayer? Luke 11.1, CB NT p. 127
  • 22. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  • 23. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com, crestock.com, bigstock.com, dreamtime.com, thinkstock.com, and shutterstock.com are copyright protected.They are used by permission. Please do not reuse without permission.) Prayer: http://plymouthcongregationalchurch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/prayer_4981cn.jpg Girl praying: http://de.wallpapersus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Child-Beten.jpg Texting: http://growingleaders.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/students-texting-sm.jpg Radar: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/Erdfunkstelle_Raisting_2.jpg/1136px- Erdfunkstelle_Raisting_2.jpg Man with glasses: iStock_000000053566 Girl not praying: http://hannahphilip.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/struggle-prayer.jpg Daniel praying: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/27/27_Da_06_04_RG.jpg Man in chair: iStock_000002341546 Pharisee and Tax Collector: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/42/42_Lk_18_03_RG.jpg Tax Collector: http://distantshoresmedia.org/images/rg/42/42_Lk_18_05_RG.jpg Man in chair silhouette: iStock_000004741362 Man praying: iStock_000005460890 Prayer and Bible: http://www.flickr.com/photos/impactmatt/502363271/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Man praying sitting: iStock_000012531340
  • 24. Concerning Prayer #01 Are You Struggling with Prayer? Luke 11.1 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 28 July, 2013 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Synopsis: You’ll find encouragement in this lesson if you are struggling in prayer. Some misconceptions about prayer are addressed and three simple reminders are given: prayer’s focus is God, prayer seeks the will of God, and we must live righteously. “Let all that you do be done with love.” “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
  • 25. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?