Developing Your Spiritual Wellness
<ul><li>Prayer is like our hotline to God. </li></ul><ul><li>Through prayer we can reach God and His help. </li></ul><ul><...
Types of Prayers <ul><li>Those who never pray. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes some Christians who’ve lost their heart and ...
Types of Prayers <ul><li>Those who pray self-righteously.  Lk 18:9-14 . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who take pride in thei...
Importance of Proper Praying <ul><li>Forgiveness of sins.  1 Jn. 1:7-10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The erring Christian is told...
Importance of Proper Praying <ul><li>For the opportunity to serve.  1 Cor. 3:5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul’s request…  Col....
Importance of Proper Praying <ul><li>Healing from sickness.  James 5:14-15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who’ve sinned shoul...
Steps To Better Praying <ul><li>Pray systematically.  Ps. 55:17; Dan. 6:10 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray spontaneously.  Acts 16:...
Application: <ul><li>We should recognize that prayer is a great privilege and appreciate it. </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer ough...
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How well do you pray?

  1. 1. Developing Your Spiritual Wellness
  2. 2. <ul><li>Prayer is like our hotline to God. </li></ul><ul><li>Through prayer we can reach God and His help. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider the persistent widow. Lk. 18:1-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How’s your faith? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Prayers <ul><li>Those who never pray. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes some Christians who’ve lost their heart and faith. Heb. 3:12-13 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Those who pray sparingly. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many try to gain without proper diligence. Prov. 10:22; Jas. 4:2; Mt. 6:11; 2 Thes. 3:11-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In how many ways are we to acknowledge the Lord? Proverbs 3:5-6 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Prayers <ul><li>Those who pray self-righteously. Lk 18:9-14 . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who take pride in their “large” prayers. Matthew 6:5-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Those who pray selfishly. James 4:1, 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer is to made for all men. 1 Timothy 2:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Those who pray earnestly! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be vigilant in thanksgiving, praying for others. Colossians 4:2-3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Like Epaphras… Colossians 4:12 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Importance of Proper Praying <ul><li>Forgiveness of sins. 1 Jn. 1:7-10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The erring Christian is told to repent and pray Acts 8:22 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peace of mind. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer is the cure for anxiety. Phil. 4:6-7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strength to live. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul prayed that Christians may be strengthened in the inner man. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eph. 3:14-16, 20; cf. 2 Cor. 4:16 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Importance of Proper Praying <ul><li>For the opportunity to serve. 1 Cor. 3:5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul’s request… Col. 4:3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boldness to speak. Acts 4:23-31 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul asked for prayer when he needed boldness. Eph. 6:18-20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wisdom to guide. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christians are promised wisdom though prayer without doubting. James 1:5-8 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Importance of Proper Praying <ul><li>Healing from sickness. James 5:14-15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who’ve sinned should confess, and we should pray for one another. Jas. 5:16 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peace and tranquility. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God is in control of the nations. Dan. 4:17; Rom. 13:1-7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We should pray to lead quiet and peaceful lives. 1 Tim. 2:1-4 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Steps To Better Praying <ul><li>Pray systematically. Ps. 55:17; Dan. 6:10 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray spontaneously. Acts 16:25; Neh. 2:4-5; 1 Chron. 5:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray secretly. Mt. 6:5-6; Mark 1:35 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray simply. Mt. 6:7-8; Rom. 8:26-27 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray steadfastly. Lk. 11:5-10; Rom. 12:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray with posture. Lk. 18:13;Acts 20:36 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Application: <ul><li>We should recognize that prayer is a great privilege and appreciate it. </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer ought to be practiced, “ always with all prayer and supplication …” and “ earnestly … being vigilant with it in thanksgiving .” Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:2 </li></ul>How well do you pray? Start your improvements today! Come to Jesus! Hear. Rom. 10:17 Believe the gospel. Mark16:16 Repent. Acts 2:38 Confess Him. Rom. 10:10 Baptism. Acts 22:16

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