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  • 1. Prayer A Gift to make us Holy
  • 2. Prayer
    • How we talk to God
    • Many different ways to pray
      • Formal
      • Informal
  • 3. Getting Good at Prayer
    • The only way to get good at praying, is to pray.
  • 4. Basic Form of Prayer
    • Prayer of Blessing
    • Prayer of Petition
    • Prayer of Intercession
    • Prayer of Thanksgiving
    • Prayer of Praise
  • 5. Prayer of Blessing
    • Prayer of Blessing
      • God Blesses Us
      • We Bless God 
      • Our prayer ascends in the Holy Spirit through Christ to the Father
  • 6. Prayer of Petition
    • Prayer of Petition
      • express our awareness of God.  (trinity)
      • We are sinners
        • turned away from God 
      • Our petition
        • asking for forgiveness
        • Then repenting
  • 7. Prayer of Petition (con’t)
      • Christian petition is centered on the desire and search for the kingdom
        • Welcome it
        • Co-operate with its coming.
  • 8. Prayer of Intercession
    • Prayer of Intercession
      • Prayer asking on behalf of another. 
      • Not only to our own interest
        • but also to the interest of others
          • Imitating Christ
          • early Christian communities  
  • 9. Prayer of Intercession (con’t)
      • Intercession recognizes no boundaries:
        • We Pray for All
        • Highest to Lowest
        • Friends and Family
        • Enemies and Persecutors.
  • 10. Prayer of Thanksgiving
    • Prayer of Thanksgiving
      • as in the prayer of petition, an offering of thanksgiving which share in the love of Christ
        • joy and suffering
        • event and need
  • 11. Prayer of Praise
    • Prayer of Praise
    • Praise is the form of prayer which recognizes most immediately that God is God. 
    • Gives him glory
      • Simply because HE IS. 
    • Pure in heart who love God
      • shares in the blessed happiness
      • in faith before seeing him in glory . 
  • 12. Prayer of Praise (con’t)
      • By praise, the Spirit is joined to our spirits to bear witness
        • Praise embraces the other forms of prayer
        • "one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist".
  • 13. Make a Prayer
    • Make a Prayer for each of the 5 Basic forms of Prayer
    • Should include
      • A pray of no less than 3 Sentences
      • Scripture
    • Be sure to include each part of the prayer as we talked about in class.