Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Ipray intentional prayer


Published on

Lesson by Mike Smith Getting more focus on intentional abundant living through prayer.

Published in: Spiritual
  • Be the first to comment

Ipray intentional prayer

  1. 1. Intentional Prayer! • As we consider abundant spiritual living, let us learn about the necessity of intentional prayer. John 10:10 • How can you get started? • What good is this focus of prayer? • What is intentional prayer? Discovering Intentional Prayer
  2. 2. I Tune Into God! Intentional Listening • God’s word the Bible is the station we should listen to! – For life… John 6:68; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 – For help… Psalm 119:173; Isaiah 41:10; James 5:13 – For all things… 2 Peter 1:3 • Including how to pray – We ought not be like the many who do not tune into God. Prov. 1:22-25
  3. 3. Pray For God’s Will To Be Done! Intentional Response • Intentional Prayer seeks to please God. – Our attitude and habit should become like Christ’s…Luke 22:42 • Our prayers and actions should reflect obedience. Phil. 2:12-13 • We must desire and pray for things that we know are according to His will. 1 John 5:14-15
  4. 4. Intentionally Pray For Others First! Intentional Outreach • We obey God’s instruction by First of all praying for all men, those in authority, those in your country, county, city, community, etc. 1 Tim. 2:1-2 – So that we may lead a life with the pursuit of happiness! – Coming to God in prayer should be our first order of the day. Psalm 5:3
  5. 5. Prayer Is Our Lifeline! Intentional Relationship • We learn that prayer is one of the most important spiritual disciplines we can develop. We must pray always. 1 Thes. 5:17 • If we follow God’s prescription for prayer we will grow in our relationship with Him and spiritually! Psalm 32:6; 1 Timothy 4:7-8 • How? “But in everything by prayer” means we intentionally talk to God concerning everything we plan/hope to do, etc. ... Philippians 4:6-7
  6. 6. Fill Your Life With Intentional Prayer! Intentional Fulfillment - John 16:24 • As we have seen, intentional prayer is the key to fulfilling our abundant spiritual life in Jesus. • Is your soul ready for eternity? Mark 16:16 • Respond to Jesus plan of salvation! – Hear and believe the gospel. 1 Cor. 15:3-4 – Repent of sinful living. Acts 2:38 – Confess Jesus. Romans 10:10 – Baptism to wash away your sin. Acts 22:16