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How Does God want Us to Pray

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  1. 1. www.godquestionscafe.wordpress.com
  2. 2. How does prayer work &what does God want us to pray for
  3. 3. To understand how prayer works we should start here: God Only Speaks Truth Job 34:12 2 Timothy 3:16 Jesus refers to OT as Scripture 2 Peter 3:16 Paul’s words are Scripture
  4. 4. God will hear your prayers if one is in a right relationship with Him <ul><li>Psalm 17:6 </li></ul><ul><li>Isaiah 38:5 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Three hallmarks of a right relationship with God <ul><li>Psalm 27:9 Turning From Sin </li></ul><ul><li>Isaiah 66:2 A Humble Heart </li></ul><ul><li>James 5:16 A Righteous Life </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Does God Communicate Back to Us <ul><li>Extra-biblical revelation </li></ul><ul><li>Conscience </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Counsel of friends </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to pray according to God’s will <ul><li>Matthew 5:44 </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 10:2 </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 26:41 </li></ul><ul><li>Colossians 4:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray for those things for which the Bible commands prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy 2:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>James 5:13 </li></ul><ul><li>James 5:16 </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to pray according to God’s will <ul><li>James 4:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 6:5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray with right motivation </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to pray according to God’s will <ul><li>Mark 11:25 </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 6:5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray with forgiveness toward others </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to pray according to God’s will <ul><li>Colossians 4:2 </li></ul><ul><li>Philippians 4:6-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray with Thanksgiving </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to pray according to God’s will <ul><li>Luke 18:1 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Thessalonians 5:17 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray with persistence </li></ul>

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