Back To The Basics Prayer

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This lesson on Prayer is part of the "Back to the Basics" series. Instead of looking at prayer in the normal way, I look at prayer from the idea of "Communication in Battle."

The discussion guide focuses on the Prayer of Jesus in John 17.

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Back To The Basics Prayer

  1. 1. “Prayer: Our One on One with God”<br />Lessons and Class Discussion + Extra Slides<br />September 27th, 2009<br />By Christopher Gallagher<br />www.preacherspen.org<br />Sources Cited<br />
  2. 2. “Daniel would rather spend a night with the lions than miss a day in prayer.”<br />—Anonymous<br />Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson&apos;s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (73). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.<br />
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  4. 4. Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in Heaven, but for getting God’s will done on earth.<br />—Robert Law<br />Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson&apos;s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (520). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.<br />
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  6. 6. Back to the Basics<br />What We Believe and Why?<br />
  7. 7. Prayer:<br />
  8. 8. What do We Pray for?<br />Nine out of ten adults in America say they pray. <br />98%—Our own families<br />81%—World’s Children<br />77%—World Peace<br /> 69%—Co-workers<br />Yankelvich Poll in USA Today Commissioned by the Lutheran Brotherhood<br />Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson&apos;s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (623). <br />Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.<br />
  9. 9. The Bible Expects Prayer<br />“When you pray…” (Matthew 6.5)<br />“When you pray…” (Matthew 6.6)<br />“When you pray…” (Matthew 6.7)<br />“When you pray…” (Luke 11.2)<br />
  10. 10. Why does the Bible Expect Prayer?<br />“…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…”<br />(Ephesians 6.18;ESV)<br />
  11. 11. Communication in Battle<br />Belt of truth<br />Breastplate of righteousness<br />Shoes – gospel of peace<br />
  12. 12. Communication in Battle<br />Shield of Faith<br />Helmet of salvation<br />Sword of the spirit<br />
  13. 13. Communication in Battle<br />“…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…”<br />(Ephesians 6.18;ESV)<br />
  14. 14. Final Thoughts!<br />Meditate on His word. (Psalm 1)<br />Make His word a priority. (Psalm 119.105)<br />Talk with Him daily.<br />
  15. 15. Back to the Basics<br />Part #6<br />
  16. 16. “Prayer is the key to the morning and the bolt of the evening.”<br />—Anonymous <br />Morgan, R. J. (2000). <br />Nelson&apos;s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (622). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.<br />
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  18. 18. The Prayer of Jesus<br />John 17<br />
  19. 19. The Prayer of Jesus<br />“Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in Heaven, but for getting God’s will done on earth.”<br />(Robert Law)<br />Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson&apos;s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (622). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.<br />
  20. 20. The Prayer of Jesus<br />For what does Jesus pray?<br />He prays for himself.<br />He prays for his disciples.<br />He prays for you.<br />
  21. 21. The Prayer of Jesus<br />He prayed for himself:<br />He prays for glory.<br />“I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.” (John 17.4; ESV)<br />Have you glorified God?<br />
  22. 22. The Prayer of Jesus<br />He prayed for his disciples:<br />He prays for the Lord to keep them.<br />“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17.17; ESV)<br />Is the Lord your keep?<br />
  23. 23. The Prayer of Jesus<br />He prayed for you:<br />He prayed for you to be one.<br />“… that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me…” (John 17.21; ESV)<br />
  24. 24. The Prayer of Jesus<br />For what does Jesus pray?<br />He prays for himself.<br />He prays for his disciples.<br />He prays for you.<br />
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  26. 26. “Prayer: Our One on One with God”<br />Lessons and Class Discussion + Extra Slides<br />September 27th, 2009<br />By Christopher Gallagher<br />www.preacherspen.org<br />Sources Cited<br />

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