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    • 1. PRAYERCredit is given to;What is Prayer andWhats It For?Dr. Stanley D. ToussaintDallas Theological Seminary
    • 2. Entrance - Prayer of Death CD Cover
    • 3. SpiritualFormationPrayer
    • 4. Anglican Prayer Beads• Anglican Prayer Beadsare a relatively newform of prayer, blendingthe Orthodox JesusPrayer Rope and theRoman Catholic Rosary.The thirty-three beaddesign was created bythe Rev. Lynn Bauman inthe mid-1980s, throughthe prayerfulexploration anddiscovery of acontemplative prayergroup.
    • 5. http://store.rosaryworkshop.com• “…PRAYER CUBES / DICETHREE CHOICES: BedtimePrayers, Meal Prayers and Rosaryprayers and then some…”
    • 6. Prayer Wheels
    • 7. www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org
    • 8. Who Will Answer?
    • 9. Muslim Prayer Room Sign
    • 10. 3 Nines for Prayer• Daniel 9• Ezra 9• Nehemiah 9
    • 11. A.C.T.S.• A. Adoration• C. Confession• T. Thanksgiving• S. Supplication
    • 12. But Short Prayers Are Great• Mt 14:30 But when he saw the wind, he wasafraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord,save me!"• Mt 15:25 The woman came and knelt beforehim. "Lord, help me!" she said.• Ps 116:4 Then I called on the name of theLord:• "O Lord, save me!"
    • 13. What is Prayer and Whats It For?• #1, Define prayer• #2, Purpose of prayer• Definition of prayer=• Asking God for something
    • 14. The “Lords Prayer”• “This certainly has all the potential in the worldto be a touchy subject. This prayer has beenadopted by countless churches as the prayergiven by the Lord for the Church…, but it is simplysoaked with Jewish meaning, and dripping withdesire for the kingdom before the Church wasever in view!... And this prayer (which is really acombination of two popular Jewish templeprayers) is a prayer of preparation andanticipation for the kingdom that is promised inthe Old Testament.” Brad Maston, Holly Hills Bible Church
    • 15. Mt 6:9-13, The Lord’s Prayer• KJV, Mt 6:9-13 After this manner therefore prayye:• Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thyname.• 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth,as it is in heaven.• 11 Give us this day our daily bread.• 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive ourdebtors.• 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver usfrom evil: For thine is the kingdom, and thepower, and the glory, for ever. Amen
    • 16. Mt 6:7, The Lord’s Prayer• KJV, Mt 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vainrepetitions, as the heathen do: for they thinkthat they shall be heard for their muchspeaking.• So what do many Christians & churches do?
    • 17. Mt 6:9, Pray Like This• ESV Matthew 6:9 Pray then like this...• NAS Matthew 6:9 "Pray, then, in this way…• NET Matthew 6:9 So pray this way…• It’s not “pray this.”
    • 18. God’s Name• Dad asked his little boy what he learned inSunday School. He said he learned god’sname.• “Oh, what is it?• Howard!• Yeah, Jesus said, “Howard Be Thy name”.
    • 19. Sin Separates Relationships• Sin inhibits access to God.
    • 20. Isa.59:2• Isa 59:2-3 But youriniquities haveseparated you fromyour God; your sinshave hidden his facefrom you, so that hewill not hear. 3 Foryour hands are stainedwith blood, yourfingers with guilt. Yourlips have spoken lies,and your tonguemutters wicked things.
    • 21. What Access To God?• By what right, means, or authority can wretchedsinners like us approach, or call upon the infinitely HolyGod?• Let alone make requests of Him after we have sinnedagainst Him!• John 14:13 "Whatever you ask in My name, that will Ido, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14"If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.• John 15:16…whatever you ask of the Father in Myname He may give to you.• John 16:23…ask the Father for anything in My name,He will give…
    • 22. What Access To God?• So, after Judas left the Last Supper, Jesusexplained to the Eleven, in John 14:3 that Hewould die then, “…go and prepare a place foryou, I will come again and receive you toMyself, that where I am, there you may bealso (the rapture).• Seven X’s after that, in the Gospel of John,(14:13, 14, 26, 15:16, 16:23, 24, and 26), Jesuscommands the church to “ask in My name”
    • 23. What Access To God?• Every time it is "Whatever you ask in My name”the “you” is singular. You individually, as a “childof God”, cleansed by the blood, can ask anything“in My name”• But this same Jesus taught the Old TestamentJews in Matthew 6:9 "Pray, then, in this way: OurFather who is in heaven, Hallowed be Yourname…” The “Our Father” is plural.• A different dispensation happens after, Matt 10:5in Matt 11:11. No longer national Israel.
    • 24. Mt 6:9, Hallowed Be Thy name• ESV Matthew 6:9… hallowed [verb imperativeaorist passive] be your name.• NAS Matthew 6:9…Hallowed be Thy name.• Jesus instructed them to ask God to make Hisname Hallowed (make holy, sanctify,consecrate, dedicate, purify)• What would the Jews remembered when theyheard this request?
    • 25. Eze 36:20-29, Hallowed Be Thy name?• Ezek 36:20-23 And wherever they went among thenations they profaned my holy name, for it was said ofthem, These are the Lords people, and yet they had toleave his land. 21 I had concern for my holy name,which the house of Israel profaned among the nationswhere they had gone.• 22 "Therefore say to the house of Israel, This is whatthe Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, O houseof Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for thesake of my holy name, which you have profanedamong the nations where you have gone. 23 I willshow the holiness of my great name, which has beenprofaned among the nations, the name you haveprofaned among them……
    • 26. Eze 36:20-29, Hallowed Be Thy name?• Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declaresthe Sovereign Lord, when I show myself holy throughyou before their eyes.• 24 "For I will take you out of the nations; I will gatheryou from all the countries and bring you back into yourown land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and youwill be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impuritiesand from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heartand put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you yourheart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And Iwill put my Spirit in you and move you to follow mydecrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 You will livein the land I gave your forefathers; you will be mypeople, and I will be your God.
    • 27. Hallowed Be Thy name• “Hallowed [imperative] Be Thy name” is a strongimperative, asking God to make His Nameholy, and to bring in the millennial kingdom!• Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come [imperative].Your will be done [imperative], On earth as it is inheaven.• Since they are told to pray for it to “come”, weknow that it is not here yet.
    • 28. Mt 6:10, Thy kingdom come• Mt 6:10 Thy kingdom come [verb imperative aoristactive]. Thy will be done in earth, as it is inheaven. KJV• The aorist active means at a point in time• Not, “make your kingdom come into ourhearts” (over the next few millennia)• Nowhere in Scripture do you “find theKingdom coming into some ones heart. It’s theopposite, we come into the Kingdom”
    • 29. Mt 6:10, Thy kingdom come?• Ezek 36:23 …It is not for your sake, O house ofIsrael, that I am going to do these things, but forthe sake of my holy name, which you haveprofaned among the nations where you havegone. 23 I will show the holiness of my greatname, which has been profaned among thenations, the name you have profaned amongthem. Then the nations will know that I am theLord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I showmyself holy through you before their eyes.• Jesus said to request the Kingdom, so…
    • 30. Mt 6:10, Thy Will Be Done• Mt 6:10 …Thy will be done in earth, as it is inheaven. KJV• How well is God’s will done in heaven?• Ps 89:2 I will declare that your love standsfirm forever, that you established yourfaithfulness in heaven itself.• Ps 103:19 The Lord has established his thronein heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
    • 31. Mt 6:10, Thy Will Be Done• Mt 6:10• your kingdom come,• your will be done• on earth as it is in heaven.• These 2 imperatives are for God to establishthe Millennial Kingdom• Bring heaven to earth! Now!
    • 32. Mt 6:10, Thy Will Be Done• How well is God’s will done in heaven?• Perfectly, completely, joyfully, immediately.• But, right now we have;• Hebrews 2:14 …him who had the power of death, thatis, the devil,• 2 Corinthians 4:4 …the god of this world has blindedthe minds of the unbelieving so that they might not seethe light of the gospel …• Ephesians 2:2 …according to the prince of the power ofthe air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons ofdisobedience.• 2 Corinthians 11:14 No wonder, for even Satandisguises himself as an angel of light.
    • 33. What Should We Be Praying For?• Rom 8:23 Not only so, but we ourselves, whohave the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly aswe wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, theredemption of our bodies.• Titus 2:12-13 It teaches us to say "No" toungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this presentage, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope — theglorious appearing of our great God and Savior,Jesus Christ,
    • 34. What Else Should We Be Praying ForWhile We Wait?• Mt 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.• NIV KJV NAU CSB ESV NAS NET NKJ Luke 11:3…our dailybread.• Used nowhere else in Greek Literature.
    • 35. Mat 6:11, Our Daily Bread• Matthew 6:11 `Give us this day our dailybread.‘• Brad Maston says, “This statement shows thatthe people who were anticipating thekingdom were to be praying for their dailyprovision. As Toussaint writes: “It could hardlyrefer to the kingdom age, since there will beno shortage of food at that time (Zechariah8:12; Amos 9:13; Isaiah 65:21-22).” Toussaint, BeholdThe King. Pg. 110
    • 36. Matthew 6:12, Forgive• Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as wealso have forgiven our debtors.• Matthew 18:23 "For this reason the kingdom ofheaven may be compared to a king who wishedto settle accounts with his slaves. 24 "When hehad begun to settle them, one who owed him tenthousand talents was brought to him.• Matthew 18:33 Should you not also have hadmercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that Ihad mercy on you?
    • 37. Mt 6:14, If You Forgive Men• Mt 6:14-15 For if you forgive men when theysin against you, your heavenly Father will alsoforgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive mentheir sins, your Father will not forgive yoursins.• Jesus is speaking to the Jews.• Under the law.• How many of your sins are unforgiven?• Unforgiveness will hinder or communion.
    • 38. Eye For An Eye• “This is proof that this is not speaking to theChurch for we know that Church Age believersare urged to forgive not on the threat of notbeing forgiven but rather are urged to forgive onthe basis that we have already been forgiven inChrist Jesus (Ephesians 4:32).” Brad Maston, Holly Hills Bible Church• Eph 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to oneanother, forgiving each other, just as in Christ Godforgave [aorist] you.
    • 39. Mt 6:13, Lead Us Not Into Temptation• Mt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.• For Jews, under the Law, because…• James 1:13 Let no one say when he istempted, "I am being tempted by God"; forGod cannot be tempted by evil, and HeHimself does not tempt anyone. 14 But eachone is tempted when he is carried away andenticed by his own lust.
    • 40. Mt 6:13, Lead Us Not Into Temptation• NIV Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, butdeliver us from the evil one. ‘• NAU KJV ESV NAS ...deliver us from evil...• CSB NET NET NIV NKJ ....deliver us from the evil one...• NAS NAU NKJ KJV Matthew 6:13 And lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is thekingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.Amen.• CSB Matthew 6:13 And do not bring us into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one. [For Yours is thekingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]• NIV Note says; “Or from evil; some late manuscriptsone, for yours is the kingdom and the power and theglory forever. Amen.”
    • 41. Mt 6:13, Lead Us Not Into Temptation• David praised the Lord in 1 Ch 29:11;• KJV, 1 Ch 29:11 Thine, O Lord, is thegreatness, and the power, and the glory, andthe victory, and the majesty: for all that is inthe heaven and in the earth is thine; thine isthe kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted ashead above all.
    • 42. Pt. # 1; What is Prayer?• Prayer is simply asking God for something.• Mt 6:9-13 is simply asking, asking, asking• Ask to make His name hallowed• Ask to make His kingdom come,• Ask to make His will be done• Ask to Him give us our bread• Ask to Him forgive our debts,• Ask to Him lead us not into temptation,• Ask to Him deliver us from the evil one.
    • 43. Pt. # 1; What is Prayer?• Prayer is simply asking God for something.• 1st line of evidence is Mt 6:9-13, The Lord’sPrayer• 2nd. line of evidence is the NT vocabulary forprayer
    • 44. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer;• 4336 προςεύχομαι proseuchomai {pros-yoo-khom-ahee}• Meaning: 1) to offer prayers, to pray…• James 5:17-18 Elijah was a man just like us. Heprayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it didnot rain on the land for three and a half years. 18Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, andthe earth produced its crops.• Elijah simply asked God.• Only used of prayers to God
    • 45. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #2• 154 αἰτέω aiteo {ahee-teh-o}• Meaning: 1) to ask, beg, call for, crave, desire,require…• James 1:5-6 If any of you lacks wisdom, heshould ask God, who gives generously to allwithout finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and notdoubt, because he who doubts is like a wave ofthe sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    • 46. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #2 aiteo• Mt 7:9-12 "Which of you, if his son asks forbread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asksfor a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you,then, though you are evil, know how to givegood gifts to your children, how much morewill your Father in heaven give good gifts tothose who ask him!• Subordinate asks superior
    • 47. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer ; #3• 1189 δέομαι deomai {deh-om-ahee}• Meaning: 1) to want, lack 2) to desire, longfor 3) to ask, beg 3a) the thing asked for 3b)to pray, make supplications…• Mt 9:38 Ask the Lord of the harvest,therefore, to send out workers into his harvestfield.“• Emphasis on needing/lacking something
    • 48. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer ; #3 deomai• NET NIV Matthew 9:38 Ask the Lord of theharvest, therefore, to send out workers intohis harvest field."• CSB ESV NKJ KJV Matthew 9:38 Pray ye…• NAS NAU Matthew 9:38 "Therefore beseech…
    • 49. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #4• 2065 ἐρωτάω erotao {er-o-tah-o}• Meaning: 1) to question 2) to ask 2a) torequest, entreat, beg, beseech…• Mt 15:23 Jesus did not answer a word. So hisdisciples came to him and urged him, "Sendher away, for she keeps crying out after us."• Familiarity among equals
    • 50. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #4 erotao• NKJ CSB NIV Matthew 15:23…and urged him…• KJV Matthew 15:23 …and besought him…• NAU Matthew 15:23 …and implored Him, …• NET ESV Matthew 15:23 …and begged him, …• NAS Matthew 15:23 …and kept asking Him…
    • 51. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #5• 3870 παρακαλέω parakaleo {par-ak-al-eh-o}• Meaning: 1) to call to ones side, call for,summon 2) to address, speak to, (call to, callupon), which may be done in the way ofexhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction,etc. 2a) to admonish, exhort 2b) to beg,entreat, beseech…
    • 52. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #5 parakaleo• Rom 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in viewof Gods mercy, to offer your bodies as livingsacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is yourspiritual act of worship.• NAS CSB NAU NIV Romans 12:1 I urge you,• NKJ KJV Romans 12:1 I beseech• ESV Romans 12:1 I appeal to you• NET Romans 12:1 I exhort you
    • 53. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #5 parakaleo• 2 Cor 12:8 Three times I pleaded with theLord to take it away from me.• The translations use;• I pleaded, I besought, I implored, I entreated, Iasked
    • 54. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #6• 1793 ἐντυγχάνω entugchano {en-toong-khan-o}• Meaning: 1) to light upon a person or athing, fall in with, hit upon, a person or athing 2) to go to or meet a person, esp. forthe purpose of conversation, consultation, orsupplication 3) to pray, entreat 4) makeintercession for any one
    • 55. NT Vocabulary For Prayer• 6 NT Verbs For Prayer; #6 entugchano• Heb 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completelythose who come to God through him, because healways lives to intercede for them.• Rom 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us inour weakness. We do not know what we ought topray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for uswith groans that words cannot express.• To ask on behalf of, or concerning, someone else.
    • 56. Pt. # 1; What is Prayer?• Prayer is simply asking God for something.• Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything,but in everything, by prayer and petition, withthanksgiving, present your requests to God.• 1 Tim 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, thatrequests, prayers, intercession andthanksgiving be made for everyone
    • 57. A.C.T.S.• A. Adoration• C. Confession• T. Thanksgiving• S. Supplication• Supplication is themeaning of all 6 verbs.• Ask God for specificthings!• To get!• To obtain!• To acquire!
    • 58. Confession Can Ease The Conscience• The story is told of a shoplifter who writes to adepartment store and says, "Ive just becomea Christian, and I cant sleep at night because Ifeel guilty. So heres $100 that I owe you."• Then he signs his name, and in a littlepostscript at the bottom he adds,• "If I still cant sleep, Ill send you the rest."
    • 59. John 14:13, Why Pray?• John 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask inmy name, so that the Son may bring glory tothe Father.• God’s glory is revealed in anything that makesGod seen.• God answering your prayers reveals Him, andthen by that, “the Son may bring glory to theFather.”• So ask!
    • 60. John 14:13, Glory To The Father• So ask!• Use a scoped rifle, not a scatter gun.• Be specific• Be direct• Allow the Father to be glorified by answeringyour precise request, in His will.
    • 61. Gen 24, Isaac’s Bride Hunt• Gen 24:12-14 Then he prayed, "O Lord, God of mymaster Abraham, give me success today, and showkindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standingbeside this spring, and the daughters of thetownspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May itbe that when I say to a girl, Please let down your jarthat I may have a drink, and she says, Drink, and Illwater your camels too — let her be the one you havechosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know thatyou have shown kindness to my master."• Gen 24:26 Then the man bowed down and worshipedthe Lord,
    • 62. Jer 9:23, Result Of Prayer• Jer 9:23-24 This is what the Lord says:• "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom• or the strong man boast of his strength• or the rich man boast of his riches,• 24 but let him who boasts boast about this:• that he understands and knows me,• that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,• justice and righteousness on earth,• for in these I delight,"• declares the Lord.
    • 63. Good News About Prayer!• God invites us to pray continually• 1 Thessalonians 5:17 "pray without ceasing;“• To pray specifically• Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but ineverything by prayer and supplication withthanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.• To pray confidently;• Hebrews 4:16 Therefore let us draw near withconfidence to the throne of grace, so that we mayreceive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
    • 64. So, In Conclusion!• What is Prayer?• Asking God forsomething.• Whats It For?• To bring glory to God.
    • 65. Thomas L. Constable Says;• “…prayer is a relational exercise. We communicate withanother Person in prayer. I believe that God created thefamily with its interrelationships at least partially tohelp us understand our relationship with Himself….• We can ask God for information and ask Him to give usand others the things that we need and want. We cantell Him whatever is on our minds. We can and shouldconfess our sins to Him. We should praise Him for Hismatchless character and thank Him for His graciousconduct. We can even complain to Him knowing thatHe will understand and at the proper time heal ourhurts.
    • 66. Thomas L. Constable On “Wishing”• One practice that looks remarkably like prayer and that manypeople confuse with prayer is wishing. I can remember saying, "Iwish I had a million dollars." Is that a prayer? Was the Apostle Paulpraying when he wrote, "Now may our God and Father Himselfand Jesus our Lord direct our way to you" (1 Thess. 3:11)? WhenJob said, "Oh that I knew where I might find Him!" was thatprayer? No, those statements are not prayers. The differencebetween praying and wishing is that in praying we address ourcommunication specifically to God whereas in wishing we simplyvoice our desire. I do not mean that wishing is wrong and prayingis right. They both have their place, but they are distinctpractices…. The key to the difference between prayers andwishes—and sometimes they are very pious wishes—is the personaddressed. Communication to God constitutes prayer, butreflective statements made generally or wishes expressed toanother person, or even to no one in particular, are not prayers.That is, the Bible never identifies them as prayers…. Page 29,http://www.soniclight.com/constable/prayer/prayer.pdf
    • 67. Prayer and Gossip• We never pray for folks we gossip about, andwe never gossip about the folk for whom wepray!• Leonard Ravenhill
    • 68. THE END• Bring glory to God by• Asking God forsomething• And worshipping Himwhen He Provides
    • 69. The “Lords Prayer”• “This certainly has all the potential in the world to be atouchy subject. This prayer has been adopted bycountless churches as the prayer given by the Lord forthe Church. While there is still much profit for thebeliever to study it, we will see that this is not a prayerthat the Lord Jesus gave for the Church, but it is simplysoaked with Jewish meaning, and dripping with desirefor the kingdom before the Church was ever in view!...And this prayer (which is really a combination of twopopular Jewish temple prayers) is a prayer ofpreparation and anticipation for the kingdom that ispromised in the Old Testament.” Brad Maston, Holly Hills BibleChurch
    • 70. www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org• In this article we provide an overview on how prayer works.There are two types of prayers – for worldly benefit and forspiritual growth. Accordingly the prayers are answered by adifferent aspect of God. Spiritual research has shown thateven negative energies can answer prayers, to ourdetriment! One’s spiritual level is the single most importantfactor in ensuring that one’s prayers are answered. Prayingfor world peace, while a noble thought, is most likely not tobe answered due to lack of spiritual level of the peoplepraying. Paradoxically the people who can really effectchange through a single prayer are Saints but They see thefutility of praying as they are totally in alignment with God’swill and don’t see it separate from Theirs. Lastly theposture of prayer also contributes in the prayer beinganswered.
    • 71. • Dear Compass,• I truly appreciate the work you do to illuminate the truth of God. And I agree with your doctrinal view about 99% of the time. In fact, I have foundtimes when I initially disagreed and later (the Spirit) wooed (or won) me over to your interpretation of a passage. I do, however, have a point tochallenge you with regarding a statement you made recently. You said:• ". . . dont think that God "has" to save someone just because you are praying for them. That would mean you could affect someones salvation bypraying, or not praying. And thats not scriptural."• On this, I must split hairs. I agree that God does not have to do anything because we ask something of Him - especially the salvation of others souls.However, I also believe that intercessory prayer does magnify the Spirits power (as directed by God through Jesus [our High Priest at Gods righthand in heaven]) to act in accordance with His will. Also, look at how Abraham, Moses, Daniel, Nehemiah and others seemed to move the hand ofGod to save and have mercy on the people.• I believe that God is just, and maybe he plants all the seeds of discontent that spur us to pray and have some prayers answered - others (outside Hiswill - not) - so in effect, by NOT praying (demonstrating unbelief) the Holy Spirits power is demagnified and ultimately - this does and will effect my"affect on others salvation" - through prayer.• In God, all things are possible.• ANSWERThankfully, a persons salvation is NEVER dependent on another humans prayer or lack thereof.• For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.” - Romans9:15-16 So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy. That is why we pray "if its Your will."• Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. - Matthew 6:10 At the same time, God invites us to pray continually(1 Thessalonians 5:17: "pray without ceasing;"), to pray specifically (Philippians 4:6), and to pray confidently (Hebrews 4:16: "Therefore let us drawnear with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need").• God also tells us that "The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." - James 5:16b• Gods allowing us to pray to Him is quite a privilege. As far as we can tell, just HOW God filters our prayers into His sovereign plan is a mystery. Butwe know of NO scripture implying that our prayers in any way limit, enhance, magnify, demagnify, or in any other way affect Gods power or ability toact as He chooses.• As Believers, unlike Moses and others who didnt have the Holy Spirit permanently indwelling them, our prayers are actually controlled by God, notthe other way around.• In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us withgroanings too deep for words; - Romans 8:26 When we pray, we are simply asking God for something, in faith, acknowledging our dependence onHim. Whether He grants our request, or changes our hearts, or however He chooses to work in that situation is His choice.• Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth;Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. - 1 Chronicles 29:11
    • 72. • The old Jewish manThe wisdom of the ages..A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray, twice a day, every day, for along, long time.To check it out, she went to the Wall, and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.She watched him pray, and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for aninterview."Pardon me Sir, Im Rebecca Smith from CNN. Whats your name?""Morris Feinberg", he replied"Sir, how long have you been coming to the Wailing Wall to pray?""For about 60 years.""60 years! Thats amazing! What do you pray for?""I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims, I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop, I pray for all our children to growup safely as responsible adults, and to love their fellow man.""And how do you feel Sir, after doing this for 60 years?""Its like talking to a brick wall."
    • 73. • We lie to God in prayer if we do not rely on him afterwards.• Robert Leighton• DLK would add;• We misrepresent His Provision, and Sovereignty when we fail to giveHim praise after our prayers are answered.
    • 74. • Pray Early, Pray Often• Our 4-year-old daughters surgery was scheduled for 11:30a.m. We were becoming anxious as time passed and no onecame to get her. Finally at 12:30, the surgeon arrived at herroom. Knowing my husband is a minister, the doctor askedus if many people were praying for this surgery.• Edgy from the delay, I said, "They were praying for you anhour ago."• With a smile, he shot back, "Thanks. That surgery went verywell."• —Marcia Hornor, Salt Lake City, Utah. "Lite Fare," ChristianReader.
    • 75. John 17:1-26 Matthew 6:5-13, Prayer• The self-sufficient does not pray, the self satisfied willnot pray, the self-righteous cannot pray. No man isgreater than his prayer life.• Leonard Ravenhill• Pray Early, Pray Often• Our 4-year-old daughters surgery was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. We werebecoming anxious as time passed and no one came to get her. Finally at 12:30,the surgeon arrived at her room. Knowing my husband is a minister, the doctorasked us if many people were praying for this surgery.• Edgy from the delay, I said, "They were praying for you an hour ago."• With a smile, he shot back, "Thanks. That surgery went very well."• —Marcia Hornor, Salt Lake City, Utah. "Lite Fare," Christian Reader.
    • 76. • A lad who heard his father pray for missions, andespecially for the needs of missionaries, that theymight be supplied, and that their institutionsmight be amply sustained, said to him, "Father, Iwish I had your money." "Why, my son, whatwould you do with it?" asked the father. "I wouldanswer your prayers," was the reply.•• Unknown
    • 77. • The motive is this, "Oh! that God could beglorified, that Jesus might see the reward of hissufferings! Oh! that sinners might be saved, sothat God might have new tongues to praise him,new hearts to love him! Oh! that sin were put anend to, that the holiness, righteousness, mercy,and power of God might be magnified!" This isthe way to pray; when thy prayers seek Godsglory, it is Gods glory to answer thy prayers.•• --C. H. Spurgeon
    • 78. • Every time we pray our horizon is altered, ourattitude to things is altered, not sometimesbut every time, and the amazing thing is thatwe dont pray more.•• Oswald Chambers
    • 79. Always Say A Prayer Before Eating• Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinnerat his Grandmothers house. Everyone was seatedaround the table as the food was being served. WhenLittle Johnny received his plate, he started eating rightaway. "Johnny! Please wait until we say our prayer."said his mother. "I dont need to," the boy replied. "Ofcourse, you do "his mother insisted. "We always say aprayer before eating at our house."• "Thats at our house." Johnny explained. "But this isGrandmas house and she knows how to cook.
    • 80. Rev 8:3, The Tribulation Prayers• Rev 8:3 Another angel, who had a goldencenser, came and stood at the altar. He wasgiven much incense to offer, with the prayersof all the saints, on the golden altar before thethrone.• What do you suppose they will be praying forin the Great Tribulation?
    • 81. No Shortage Of Kingdom Food• Zech 8:12 "The seed will grow well, the vine will yieldits fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and theheavens will drop their dew. I will give all these thingsas an inheritance to the remnant of this people.• Amos 9:13-14 "The days are coming," declares theLord, "when the reaper will be overtaken by theplowman and the planter by the one treading grapes.New wine will drip from the mountains and flow fromall the hills. 14 I will bring back my exiled peopleIsrael; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live inthem. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine;they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
    • 82. No Shortage Of Kingdom Food• Isa 65:21-25 They will build houses and dwell in them;they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 Nolonger will they build houses and others live in them,or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, sowill be the days of my people; my chosen ones willlong enjoy the works of their hands. 23 They will nottoil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; forthey will be a people blessed by the Lord, they andtheir descendants with them. 24 Before they call I willanswer; while they are still speaking I will hear. 25The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lionwill eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpentsfood. They will neither harm nor destroy on all myholy mountain,“ says the Lord.
    • 83. Phil 3:8, Knowing Christ Jesus• Phil 3:8 …I consider everything a losscompared to the surpassing greatness ofknowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake Ihave lost all things. I consider them rubbish,that I may gain Christ
    • 84. Carlos AlbertoBAU