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What is prayer?
Prayer is communication with God: a
dialogue - God talking to you and you talking
to God. It is not only i...
Why should we pray?
1. God tells us to do so
Ephesians 6:18
18Praying always with all prayer
and supplication in the Spirit, and
watching thereunto with all
perseveran...
I Thessalonians 5:17
17Pray without ceasing.
I Timothy 2:8
8I will therefore that men pray
every where, lifting up holy hands,
without wrath and doubting.
Why should we pray?
2. It helps improve our
relationship with God
Why should we pray?
3. It brings God’s will to pass in
the earth.
Why should we pray?
No Prayer No Power
Little Prayer Little Power
Great Prayer Great Power
How should we pray?
Luke 11:1-4 NIV
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place.
When he finished, one of his disciples s...
How should we pray?
Luke 11:1-4 NIV
“‘Father, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
...
How should we pray?
A. Our Father in heaven-Pray to the Father in
the name of Jesus
1. Matthew 6:6
2. John 16:23, 24
How should we pray?
B. Hallowed (sanctify, set-apart, purify) be thy
Name-acknowledge Him for Who He is
1. Jehovah Shalom ...
How should we pray?
C. Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done on
earth as it is in heaven
How should we pray?
D. Give us day by day our daily bread-praying
for God's provision
1. John 6:47-51
2. Matthew 6:33
3. P...
How should we pray?
E. Forgive us our sins for we also forgive
everyone who is indebted to us-repent of sin
1. Isaiah 59:1...
How should we pray?
F. Do not lead us into temptation but deliver us
from the evil one-God's protection
1. Colossians 1:13...
II. INGREDIENTS TO GET YOUR
PRAYERS ANSWERED
A. 1 John 5:14
Must be according to the will of
God
B. John 15:7
Word of God ...
II. INGREDIENTS TO GET YOUR
PRAYERS ANSWERED
C. Matthew 21:22
Must believe
D. Mark 11:23, 24
Must act on what you believe
III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR
PRAYER
A. Division between husband and wife
(1 Peter 3:7)
B. Double-minded person who lacks
stabi...
III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR
PRAYER
D. Fainthearted or giving up
(Luke 18:1)
E. Doubt in heart & mind
(Mark 11:23)
F. Praying ...
III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR
PRAYER
D. Fainthearted or giving up
(Luke 18:1)
E. Doubt in heart & mind
(Mark 11:23)
F. Praying ...
III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR
PRAYER
G. Asking for wrong reasons or with
wrong motives
(James 4:3)
H. Unforgiveness
(Matthew 6:...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
1. They don’t pray
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
Acts 1:14
14These all continued with one
accord in prayer and supplication,
...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
Acts 2:42
42And they continued steadfastly
in the apostles' doctrine and
fel...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
Acts 3:1
1Now Peter and John went up
together into the temple at the
hour of...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
2. They beg God and ask
continually over and over
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
Mathew 6:7
7But when ye pray, use not vain
repetitions, as the heathen do: f...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
3. Their sin issues hinder their
prayers
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my
name, will humble thems...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
4 things God requires:
Humility
Pray
Seek God’s face
Turn from wicked Ways
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
What he will do?
Hear from heaven
Forgive sins
Heal our land
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with
them according to knowledge,
giving honour unto the wife, as
unto the weaker...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
4. They don’t believe what they
pray. They just pray because
what else are t...
1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we
have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he
heareth us:
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
5. They are not consistent in their
prayer
Mathew 26:44
41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into
temptation: the spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak.
42H...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
6. They come to God with wrong
and improper motives in their
hearts
James 4:3
3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye
ask amiss, that ye may consume it
upon your lusts
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
7. They look at prayer as simply
speaking and talking but never
take time to...
2 Corinthians 13:14
14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Ghost, be
wit...
Most common mistakes people
make about prayer
8. They pray silently. Life in death
in power of the tongue
Mark 11:22-24 NIV
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to
this mountain, ‘Go, t...
James 5:16
King James Version (KJV)
16Confess your faults one to another,
and pray one for another, that ye may
be healed....
James 5:16
Amplified Bible (AMP)
16Confess to one another therefore your
faults (your slips, your false steps, your
offens...
James 5:16
New Living Translation (NLT)
16 Confess your sins to each other
and pray for each other so that you
may be heal...
James 5:16
The Message (MSG)
16-18Make this your common practice:
Confess your sins to each other and pray for
each other ...
What does effectual mean?
Effectual – (greek word energeo) – means
to put forth power, be operative, to work.
Can be worde...
What does fervent mean?
Fervent – to be hot, to boil. Put together
as a phrase means supplication consistent
with inwards ...
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  1. 1. What is prayer? Prayer is communication with God: a dialogue - God talking to you and you talking to God. It is not only important what you say to God, but what He has to say to you is just as-if not more important.
  2. 2. Why should we pray? 1. God tells us to do so
  3. 3. Ephesians 6:18 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints
  4. 4. I Thessalonians 5:17 17Pray without ceasing.
  5. 5. I Timothy 2:8 8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
  6. 6. Why should we pray? 2. It helps improve our relationship with God
  7. 7. Why should we pray? 3. It brings God’s will to pass in the earth.
  8. 8. Why should we pray? No Prayer No Power Little Prayer Little Power Great Prayer Great Power
  9. 9. How should we pray? Luke 11:1-4 NIV One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:
  10. 10. How should we pray? Luke 11:1-4 NIV “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’”
  11. 11. How should we pray? A. Our Father in heaven-Pray to the Father in the name of Jesus 1. Matthew 6:6 2. John 16:23, 24
  12. 12. How should we pray? B. Hallowed (sanctify, set-apart, purify) be thy Name-acknowledge Him for Who He is 1. Jehovah Shalom – I am your peace Isaiah 9:6 2. Jehovah Rophe – I am you healer Psalm 103:3 3. El Shaddai-the Almighty Genesis 17:1
  13. 13. How should we pray? C. Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven
  14. 14. How should we pray? D. Give us day by day our daily bread-praying for God's provision 1. John 6:47-51 2. Matthew 6:33 3. Philippians 4:19
  15. 15. How should we pray? E. Forgive us our sins for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us-repent of sin 1. Isaiah 59:1, 2 2. Matthew 6:14, 15
  16. 16. How should we pray? F. Do not lead us into temptation but deliver us from the evil one-God's protection 1. Colossians 1:13 2. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
  17. 17. II. INGREDIENTS TO GET YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED A. 1 John 5:14 Must be according to the will of God B. John 15:7 Word of God must abide in you
  18. 18. II. INGREDIENTS TO GET YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED C. Matthew 21:22 Must believe D. Mark 11:23, 24 Must act on what you believe
  19. 19. III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR PRAYER A. Division between husband and wife (1 Peter 3:7) B. Double-minded person who lacks stability in the daily walk with God (James 1:5-8) C. Sin (Isaiah 59:1, 2)
  20. 20. III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR PRAYER D. Fainthearted or giving up (Luke 18:1) E. Doubt in heart & mind (Mark 11:23) F. Praying to be seen by men (Matthew 6:5)
  21. 21. III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR PRAYER D. Fainthearted or giving up (Luke 18:1) E. Doubt in heart & mind (Mark 11:23) F. Praying to be seen by men (Matthew 6:5)
  22. 22. III. HINDERANCES TO YOUR PRAYER G. Asking for wrong reasons or with wrong motives (James 4:3) H. Unforgiveness (Matthew 6:14, 15)
  23. 23. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 1. They don’t pray
  24. 24. Most common mistakes people make about prayer Acts 1:14 14These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
  25. 25. Most common mistakes people make about prayer Acts 2:42 42And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
  26. 26. Most common mistakes people make about prayer Acts 3:1 1Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
  27. 27. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 2. They beg God and ask continually over and over
  28. 28. Most common mistakes people make about prayer Mathew 6:7 7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
  29. 29. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 3. Their sin issues hinder their prayers
  30. 30. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land
  31. 31. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 4 things God requires: Humility Pray Seek God’s face Turn from wicked Ways
  32. 32. Most common mistakes people make about prayer What he will do? Hear from heaven Forgive sins Heal our land
  33. 33. 1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
  34. 34. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 4. They don’t believe what they pray. They just pray because what else are they going to to.
  35. 35. 1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
  36. 36. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 5. They are not consistent in their prayer
  37. 37. Mathew 26:44 41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
  38. 38. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 6. They come to God with wrong and improper motives in their hearts
  39. 39. James 4:3 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts
  40. 40. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 7. They look at prayer as simply speaking and talking but never take time to hear from God.
  41. 41. 2 Corinthians 13:14 14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
  42. 42. Most common mistakes people make about prayer 8. They pray silently. Life in death in power of the tongue
  43. 43. Mark 11:22-24 NIV 22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  44. 44. James 5:16 King James Version (KJV) 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
  45. 45. James 5:16 Amplified Bible (AMP) 16Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
  46. 46. James 5:16 New Living Translation (NLT) 16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
  47. 47. James 5:16 The Message (MSG) 16-18Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn't rain, and it didn't—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again.
  48. 48. What does effectual mean? Effectual – (greek word energeo) – means to put forth power, be operative, to work. Can be worded a the prayer of a just man, wrought in him by divine energy. Has to do with put forth of energy and power when you pray.
  49. 49. What does fervent mean? Fervent – to be hot, to boil. Put together as a phrase means supplication consistent with inwards conformity to the mind of God.

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