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“ The Spirit Helps  Us To Pray” A Biblical Theology of Prayer
Lesson 4 Prayers of David
Profile of David  <ul><li>Name Means:  &quot;Beloved, friend.&quot;     </li></ul><ul><li>Home:  Bethlehem during his yout...
A  Man After God’s Own Heart <ul><li>what made David a man after God's own heart? </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Quiz:  </li></ul...
The Man of Prayer <ul><li>Prayer for Direction – 1 Samuel 23:1-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer for a Temple – 2 Samuel 7 </li><...
Prayer for Direction 1 Samuel 23:1-5 <ul><li>David was a warrior in need of direction… </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pra...
Prayer for a Temple 2 Samuel 7 <ul><li>David desired to build a Temple… </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray –  initially ...
Prayer of Thanksgiving 1 Chronicles 16:7-36 <ul><li>Thanked -  “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known amon...
Prayer of Personal Repentance   2 Samuel 12   <ul><li>David was a man who sinned…  </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray – ...
Prayers of Corporate Repentance 2 Samuel 21 <ul><li>David was the leader of Israel  </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray -...
Prayers of a Praise 2 Samuel 22   <ul><li>David was a worshipper… </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray –  “Then David spok...
Time to Pray <ul><li>Praise God for Who is His!  </li></ul><ul><li>Praise God for His nature, His character  </li></ul><ul...
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The Spirit Helps Us Pray Lesson 4

  1. 1. “ The Spirit Helps Us To Pray” A Biblical Theology of Prayer
  2. 2. Lesson 4 Prayers of David
  3. 3. Profile of David <ul><li>Name Means: &quot;Beloved, friend.&quot;     </li></ul><ul><li>Home: Bethlehem during his youth; probably Gibeah while he served Saul; Ziklag during much of the time while Saul pursued him; Hebron during the first seven years of his reign; Jerusalem during the rest of his reign.     </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Was a son of Jesse, a descendant of Judah; had seven brothers and two sisters; married to numerous wives and concubines, including Saul's daughter Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba; father of numerous sons and daughters, including Absalom and David's successor, Solomon; ancestor of Jesus.   </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Shepherd, court musician, military commander under King Saul, and king of Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>Best Known As: The king under whom the Israelite monarchy was firmly established; most significant ancestor was Jesus Christ. Also known for killing Goliath, the Philistine giant of Gath, with a stone from his slingshot. </li></ul><ul><li>Best Thing Said Of: “a man after God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22) </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Man After God’s Own Heart <ul><li>what made David a man after God's own heart? </li></ul><ul><li>Bible Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>A. David prayed without ceasing </li></ul><ul><li>B David was holy and sinless </li></ul><ul><li>C. David always trusted God regardless of the situation </li></ul><ul><li>D. David did everything God asked him to do </li></ul><ul><li>E. None of the above </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Man of Prayer <ul><li>Prayer for Direction – 1 Samuel 23:1-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer for a Temple – 2 Samuel 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer of Thanksgiving – 1 Chronicles 16: 7-36 </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer of Personal Repentance – 2 Samuel 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer of Corporate Repentance – 2 Samuel 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer as Praise – 2 Samuel 22 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prayer for Direction 1 Samuel 23:1-5 <ul><li>David was a warrior in need of direction… </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray - “David inquired of the Lord” </li></ul><ul><li>Where did David pray – the hill country of Judah </li></ul><ul><li>Who was involved – the people of Keilah, and the Philistines </li></ul><ul><li>Why did this prayer matter – the people of Keilah were saved by and developed loyalty to David </li></ul><ul><li>What was it’s outcome - “so David saved the people…” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prayer for a Temple 2 Samuel 7 <ul><li>David desired to build a Temple… </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray – initially David didn’t pray, he only had in mind what he wanted to do for God. God does most of the talking! </li></ul><ul><li>Where did David pray – “ the city of David”, Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Who was involved - God, David, Nathan </li></ul><ul><li>Why did this prayer matter – God declared who He was and what He was going to do, David expresses Thanksgiving </li></ul><ul><li>What was it’s outcome - The line of David was established forever! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prayer of Thanksgiving 1 Chronicles 16:7-36 <ul><li>Thanked - “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” (v 8) </li></ul><ul><li>Praised – “ Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.” (v 9) </li></ul><ul><li>Glorified – “ Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.” (v 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Honored – “ Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” (v 11) </li></ul><ul><li>Reverenced – “ Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced” (v 12) </li></ul><ul><li>Remembered – David reminds the people what God has done for them </li></ul><ul><li>Entreats - Cry out, &quot;Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name,        that we may glory in your praise.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prayer of Personal Repentance 2 Samuel 12 <ul><li>David was a man who sinned… </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray – Supplication - “David pleaded…and fasted” </li></ul><ul><li>Where did David pray – In his palace in Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Who was involved - Nathan, Bathsheba, Uriah, a child , David’s family </li></ul><ul><li>Why did this prayer matter – “I have sinned against the Lord” </li></ul><ul><li>What was it’s outcome – “The Lord also has put away your sin.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prayers of Corporate Repentance 2 Samuel 21 <ul><li>David was the leader of Israel </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray - “David inquired of the Lord” </li></ul><ul><li>Where did David pray – Most likely in Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Who was involved – The Israelites, Gibeonites, Mephibosheth </li></ul><ul><li>Why did this prayer matter – There was a famine in the land </li></ul><ul><li>What was it’s outcome – “after that God heeded the prayer for the land” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Prayers of a Praise 2 Samuel 22 <ul><li>David was a worshipper… </li></ul><ul><li>How did David pray – “Then David spoke to the Lord the word of this song…” </li></ul><ul><li>Where did David pray – on a battlefield after defeating the Philistines </li></ul><ul><li>Who was involved – David and God </li></ul><ul><li>Why did this prayer matter – David was now delivered from “all his enemies” </li></ul><ul><li>What was it’s outcome – David refers to himself as God’s “anointed” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Time to Pray <ul><li>Praise God for Who is His! </li></ul><ul><li>Praise God for His nature, His character </li></ul><ul><li>Praise God for your salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Praise God for His work in your life </li></ul><ul><li>Praise God for His work in our church </li></ul><ul><li>Praise God for His work in our community </li></ul><ul><li>Praise God for…. </li></ul>“ For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  13. 13. Next Week The prayers of the Psalmists

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