Introduction: <ul><li>What good can I do in prayer? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there really a ministry in prayer? </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Ministry  is defined as…  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Agency; service; aid; interposition; instrumentality.  -- Webst...
Prayer Is a Ministry to God! <ul><li>It is just one way that we  serve Him  by praise.  Hebrews 13:15 </li></ul><ul><li>We...
Prayer Is a Ministry For Us! <ul><li>We are expected to come to God in prayer for help.  Hebrews 4:14-16 </li></ul><ul><li...
Prayer Is a Ministry for Others <ul><li>Prayer  is something that you can do to minister  in behalf of others .  1 Tim. 2:...
P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Purposeful! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our purposes in prayer start with  thanksgiving  to G...
P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Reaching.  Our hands and hearts are lifted up to Him. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We reach ou...
P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Abiding!  It shows endurance in many ways. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Continually be praye...
P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Yielding.  We must give ourselves to God… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide to submit to the...
Do Not Underestimate Prayer! <ul><li>Praying for others helps us to take our eyes off of self.  Phil. 2:4 </li></ul><ul><l...
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  • 1/22/12
  • The ministry of_intercession

    1. 2. Introduction: <ul><li>What good can I do in prayer? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there really a ministry in prayer? </li></ul><ul><li>What should my prayer life be like? </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>Ministry is defined as… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Agency; service; aid; interposition; instrumentality. -- Webster’s Dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is certainly the person or thing through which something is accomplished. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intercession is defined as… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.   Entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God in behalf of another. --Freedictionary.com </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. Prayer Is a Ministry to God! <ul><li>It is just one way that we serve Him by praise. Hebrews 13:15 </li></ul><ul><li>We do this through Jesus Christ the High priest. 1 Peter 2:4-5, 9-10; Philippians 4:13 </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is the mediator between us and God. 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25 </li></ul>
    4. 5. Prayer Is a Ministry For Us! <ul><li>We are expected to come to God in prayer for help. Hebrews 4:14-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus wants us to ask for help. John 15:16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God doesn’t want us to worry. Phil. 4:6-7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(ISV) “Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.” </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. Prayer Is a Ministry for Others <ul><li>Prayer is something that you can do to minister in behalf of others . 1 Tim. 2:1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: Phil. 1:4; Col. 1:9; 4:12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God’s mighty power can be accessed by prayer. Ephesians 3:20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By prayer you can do good for others! </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Purposeful! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our purposes in prayer start with thanksgiving to God. 1 Thes. 5:16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pray to praise and adore God! Heb. 13:15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We need to intercede in behalf of others. 1 Tim. 2:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer is about confession to God. 1 Jn. 1:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Praying for help is supplication . Phil. 4:6 </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Reaching. Our hands and hearts are lifted up to Him. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We reach out to God for many things… Mt. 7:7-11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We go to Him because He’s our friend. John 15:13-15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We talk to Him because we have a loving relationship with Him. John 14:15; 1 John 4:19; Mark 12:30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God wants us to reach out in our faith in Him and His ability. Mark 11:24 </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Abiding! It shows endurance in many ways. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Continually be prayerful.” 1 Thes. 5:17 (ISV) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps us to constantly grow in our care for all people. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps us grow closer to God. We respond to His talking to us through the Bible. James 4:8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps us to get the right perspective in life. Col. 1:27; Phil. 4:4-7; Psalm 5:3; 63:1-8 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. P.R.A.Y. Prayer should be… <ul><li>Yielding. We must give ourselves to God… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide to submit to the will of God the Father, this was what Christ did. Luke 22:42; James 4:7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By doing what he asks! 1 John 3:22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through communicating to Him by Prayer! 2 Corinthians 13:7; Colossians 3:17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In living for and following Jesus! 2 Corinthians 5:15; Luke 9:23 </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Do Not Underestimate Prayer! <ul><li>Praying for others helps us to take our eyes off of self. Phil. 2:4 </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus prayed for you! John 17:20-21 </li></ul><ul><li>Come to Jesus and be saved! Hebrews 5:9 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear and believe the gospel. Mark 16:15-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repent of your sins. Acts 3:19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confess your faith in Christ. Acts 8:37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be baptized into Christ. Gal. 3:26-27; Ac. 22:16 </li></ul></ul>
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