will what I ask for be granted?does sin hinder myprayer? can I change Gods mind?why pray if Godknows? How do I pray?
prescribed prayers long prayers (Daniel 6:10) (Mark 12:40) Warning to be seen and heard bymeaningless repetitions men(1 Kings 18:26, 29, Matthew 6:7) (Matthew 6:5)
njustice I (Isaiah 1:15-17, Proverbs 21:13) isobedience D(Zechariah 7:13, Deuteronomy 1:43-45) Selfishness (1 John 5:14, James 4:3) Pride (Luke 18:10-24) Sin (Isaiah 59:2, Psalm 66:18) Lack of faith (James 1:6-7)
1. We learn to depend on God2. Screens our desires and aligns them to His will3. Reminds our forgetful selves of His providence4. God proves Himself to be a present aid5. It is a relationship!
Lord / Disciple’s prayer Element learnedOur Father A personal relationship with Godwhich art in heaven Faithhallowed be thy name Worshipthy kingdom come Expectationthy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven Submissiongive us this day our daily bread Petitionand forgive us our debts Confessionas we forgive our debtors Compassionand lead us not into temptation, but deliver Dependenceus from evilfor thine is the kingdom, and the power, and Acknowledgementthe glory forever
1. Focus on God, not yourself2. Find a prayer partner3. Know His Word4. Ask the Spirit to help you5. Seek and serve His kingdom
“When we come to God in prayer, we do notcome hypocritically like play actors seeking theapplause of men, nor mechanically like paganbabblers, whose mind is not in their mutterings,but thoughtfully, humbly and trustfully like littlechildren to their Father” - John Stott
“Prayer is the breath of faith. Prayer meetingsare the lungs of the church.” - Charles H. Spurgeon“I have so much to do today that I shall neverget through it with less than three hours’prayer.” - Martin Luther
will what His will is I ask for all that be matters. granted? Yes, does sin along hinder with my other prayer? things. can I change No. Gods mind? His lovefor uspray why + us if God needing the knows?reminder. Confession, How do I humility, pray? sincerity, and faith.
His will is all that matters. Yes, along with other things. No. His lovefor us + us needing thereminder. Confession, humility, sincerity, and faith.
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