Prayer is power


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How do we learn to pray? There are many prayers in the Bible we can learn from. The prayer of Jabez? Yes. The prayer of Jesus? Yes. We will consider the teaching of Jesus on this subject to understand his power for living.

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Prayer is power

  1. 1. Prayer Fasting Giving John Kent September 3 2011Tuesday, September 27, 11
  2. 2. Introduction “Don’t just stand there pray something.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and Prayer of Jabez? enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request. I Chron 4:10 Prayer of Jesus!Tuesday, September 27, 11
  3. 3. Who is this for Is this piety for the religious fanatics or all believers?Tuesday, September 27, 11
  4. 4. Why do these things blessings and benefits of spiritual disciplinesTuesday, September 27, 11
  5. 5. I John 2:15 -17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.Tuesday, September 27, 11
  6. 6. private prayer Secret - Mt 6:6; Acts 10:2, 30 Church - Mt 18:20; I Cor 14:14Tuesday, September 27, 11
  7. 7. parts of prayer Adoration - Dan 4:34, 35 Confession - I John 1:9; Pv 28:13; Ps 51:1-4 (sin hinders our prayer) Supplication - I Tim 2:1-3 (to ask humbly or earnestly) Intercession - James 5:15 Privilege - pleasure to join with ChristTuesday, September 27, 11
  8. 8. parts of prayer Position - enthroned in the spiritual realm with Christ Promise - to see Jesus kingdom established Intercession involves serving, fighting, ruling, weeping and dying to ourselves. (Eph 6:11) Who might we pray for? The lost, authorities, nations, laborers, sick and afflicted, family. Thanksgiving - Phil 4:6Tuesday, September 27, 11
  9. 9. prerequisites Purity of heart - Ps 66:18, 19; Job 16:17 Hypocrisy hinders the very heart and purpose of prayer. Believing - Mt 21:22 In Christ’s name - John 14:13 According to God’s will - I John 5:14Tuesday, September 27, 11
  10. 10. posture Forgiving spirit - Mt 6:14 Simplicity - Mt 6:5,6 Humility and repentance Lk 18:10-14 Unity of believers - Mt 18:19,20 Tenacity - Lk 18:1-8 Importunity - Lk 11:5-8Tuesday, September 27, 11
  11. 11. posture Not many words - Mt 6:7 Vain repetition in not prayer because it is closing of your mind and not communicating with God. Clearly praying using rosary beads where the lips are moving but the mind is not employed is condemned by Jesus. Religious jargon should be avoided when praying. (Just and bless) It makes prayer more into a religious exercise than a natural part of our lives. Unceasingly - I Th 5:17Tuesday, September 27, 11
  12. 12. ConclusionTuesday, September 27, 11