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Lesson by Mike Smith Getting more focus on intentional abundant living through prayer.

Lesson by Mike Smith Getting more focus on intentional abundant living through prayer.

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    Ipray intentional prayer Ipray intentional prayer Presentation Transcript

    • Intentional Prayer! • As we consider abundant spiritual living, let us learn about the necessity of intentional prayer. John 10:10 • How can you get started? • What good is this focus of prayer? • What is intentional prayer? Discovering Intentional Prayer
    • I Tune Into God! Intentional Listening • God’s word the Bible is the station we should listen to! – For life… John 6:68; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 – For help… Psalm 119:173; Isaiah 41:10; James 5:13 – For all things… 2 Peter 1:3 • Including how to pray – We ought not be like the many who do not tune into God. Prov. 1:22-25
    • Pray For God’s Will To Be Done! Intentional Response • Intentional Prayer seeks to please God. – Our attitude and habit should become like Christ’s…Luke 22:42 • Our prayers and actions should reflect obedience. Phil. 2:12-13 • We must desire and pray for things that we know are according to His will. 1 John 5:14-15
    • Intentionally Pray For Others First! Intentional Outreach • We obey God’s instruction by First of all praying for all men, those in authority, those in your country, county, city, community, etc. 1 Tim. 2:1-2 – So that we may lead a life with the pursuit of happiness! – Coming to God in prayer should be our first order of the day. Psalm 5:3
    • Prayer Is Our Lifeline! Intentional Relationship • We learn that prayer is one of the most important spiritual disciplines we can develop. We must pray always. 1 Thes. 5:17 • If we follow God’s prescription for prayer we will grow in our relationship with Him and spiritually! Psalm 32:6; 1 Timothy 4:7-8 • How? “But in everything by prayer” means we intentionally talk to God concerning everything we plan/hope to do, etc. ... Philippians 4:6-7
    • Fill Your Life With Intentional Prayer! Intentional Fulfillment - John 16:24 • As we have seen, intentional prayer is the key to fulfilling our abundant spiritual life in Jesus. • Is your soul ready for eternity? Mark 16:16 • Respond to Jesus plan of salvation! – Hear and believe the gospel. 1 Cor. 15:3-4 – Repent of sinful living. Acts 2:38 – Confess Jesus. Romans 10:10 – Baptism to wash away your sin. Acts 22:16