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What is
prayer?
What does the
BIBLE
Say about
prayer?
Psalm 18:6
In my distress I
called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for
help.
From his temple he
heard my voice;
my cry came...
What do we do
with our bodies
when we pray?
1 Kings 8:54
When Solomon had finished all these prayers
and supplications to the LORD, he rose from
before the altar of t...
Matthew 26:39
39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the
ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible,
ma...
THE POINT:
You need to pray in whatever way you can best
concentrate!
Praying is talking to God. We need to be focused
on ...
Are there things
we NEED to do
when we pray?
YES!
What do we do
with our minds
while we pray?
Be Humble
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my
name, will humble themselves and pray
and seek my face and ...
Whole
Heartedness
Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your
heart.
Faith
Mark 11:24
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in
prayer, believe that you have received it,
and it will be y...
Righteousness
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and
pray for each other so that you may be
healed. The ...
Obedience
1 John 3:22
and receive from him anything we ask,
because we keep his commands and do what
pleases him.
Does God hear
our prayers?
Yes!
Does He always
listen?
Yes.
But, These things
can get in the
way!
Disobedience
Deuteronomy 1:45
You came back and wept before the Lord,
but he paid no attention to your weeping
and turned ...
Secret Sin
Psalm 66:18
If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened
Not Caring
Proverbs 1:28
“Then they will call to me but I will
not answer;
they will look for me but will not find
me
Stubbornness
Zechariah 7:13
“‘When I called, they did not listen; so
when they called, I would not listen,’ says
the Lord ...
Doubt
James 1:6-7
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not
doubt, because the one who doubts is like a
wave of the sea...
Selfishness
James 4:3
When you ask, you do not receive,
because you ask with wrong motives,
that you may spend what you ge...
Don’t let these
things get in the
way!
And if they
do…Ask for
Forgiveness!!!
When do you
pray?
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray
continually, 18 give thanks in all
circumstances; for this is God’s
wil...
We should learn to
be connected to
God through prayer
“Continually”
What can we pray
for?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNSOeEeqoS0
Anything!!!!
1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have
in approaching God: that if we
ask anything according to his
will, He hears us.
What if we don’t
know what to
pray for?
Romans 8:26-27
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our
weakness. We do not know what we ought to
pray for, but the ...
The Holy Spirit
will
“plead” to God for
us!
Prayer is our weapon
against evil; use it!
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Lesson 5

  1. 1. What is prayer?
  2. 2. What does the BIBLE Say about prayer?
  3. 3. Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
  4. 4. What do we do with our bodies when we pray?
  5. 5. 1 Kings 8:54 When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the LORD, he rose from before the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven. Exodus 4:31 and they believed. And when they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.
  6. 6. Matthew 26:39 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” 1 Kings 8:22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven
  7. 7. THE POINT: You need to pray in whatever way you can best concentrate! Praying is talking to God. We need to be focused on Him when we talk to Him. In the Bible there are examples of people praying on their knees, standing, with their faces touching the ground, or with their heads bowed.
  8. 8. Are there things we NEED to do when we pray?
  9. 9. YES!
  10. 10. What do we do with our minds while we pray?
  11. 11. Be Humble 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.
  12. 12. Whole Heartedness Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
  13. 13. Faith Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  14. 14. Righteousness James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
  15. 15. Obedience 1 John 3:22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.
  16. 16. Does God hear our prayers?
  17. 17. Yes!
  18. 18. Does He always listen?
  19. 19. Yes. But, These things can get in the way!
  20. 20. Disobedience Deuteronomy 1:45 You came back and wept before the Lord, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you.
  21. 21. Secret Sin Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened
  22. 22. Not Caring Proverbs 1:28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me
  23. 23. Stubbornness Zechariah 7:13 “‘When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,’ says the Lord Almighty.
  24. 24. Doubt James 1:6-7 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
  25. 25. Selfishness James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
  26. 26. Don’t let these things get in the way!
  27. 27. And if they do…Ask for Forgiveness!!!
  28. 28. When do you pray?
  29. 29. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  30. 30. We should learn to be connected to God through prayer “Continually”
  31. 31. What can we pray for? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNSOeEeqoS0
  32. 32. Anything!!!!
  33. 33. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, He hears us.
  34. 34. What if we don’t know what to pray for?
  35. 35. Romans 8:26-27 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
  36. 36. The Holy Spirit will “plead” to God for us!
  37. 37. Prayer is our weapon against evil; use it!

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