Drive! Student Ministries Presents: Teach me to Pray

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Drive! Student Ministries Presents! "Teach Me to Pray" a lesson series on the role and effectiveness of prayer in the life of today's teen.

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Drive! Student Ministries Presents: Teach me to Pray

  1. 1. “Teach me to Pray” part 2<br />DriveSM – Wednesday breakout February 23, 2011<br />A presentation of Drive! Student Ministries and The Pentecostals of Katy<br />
  2. 2. Brain Drain – What is Prayer?<br />Finish this Sentence with one word:<br />“Prayer is….[one word]<br />
  3. 3. The Youth Pastor Says…<br />Prayer is simply talking with God and responding and saying things that are on your heart<br />Prayer isn’t fancy words that sound all prayer like. It’s a conversation, in our own words.<br />When we read the Bible, or hear preaching, God speaks to us. When we pray we talk to Him.<br />
  4. 4. Scripture basics – Prayer is…<br />Seeking and finding God<br />Acts 17:27 “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us.”<br />Jeremiah 29:13 “And you shall seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart”<br />Supper with God<br />Revelation 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with me.”<br />In a word: Prayer is relationship with God<br />
  5. 5. How do we pray? Can I learn or am I ‘born with it?”<br />Luke 11:1 “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, after he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.<br />Two examples that prayer can be taught;<br />Jesus teaches his disciples<br />John the Baptist also taught his disciples<br />
  6. 6. How to Pray Like Jesus<br />Matthew 6:9-13<br />9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.<br />10) Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.<br />11) Give us this day our daily bread.<br />12) And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,<br />13) and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thineis the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever, Amen.<br />The Prayer Model:<br />Praise & reverence<br />Submission<br />Supplication (praying for our personal needs)<br />Repentance<br />Intercession (praying for others)<br />Worship<br />
  7. 7. How often should I pray?<br />A lot! The Bible uses phrases like these;<br />“Always Pray, and never lose heart” Luke 18:1<br />“Seek his face continually” 1 Chronicles 16:11<br />“Praying always…” Ephesians 6:18<br />“Pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:17<br />
  8. 8. Breaking it down<br />The quality of your relationship with God depends on the quality of your prayer<br />The depth of your knowledge of God depends on the depth of your prayer<br />The degree of your strength and power with God depends on the effectiveness of your prayer<br />James 5:16 “…the effectual [faithful]fervent [passionate]prayer of a righteous man avails much.”<br />
  9. 9. Wrapping it up<br />Prayer is not heavenly pixie dust. It isn’t a magic formula to get what we want or need.<br />God is not our cosmic waiter<br />Prayer is about submission to His will and deepening relationship with Him<br />We ask according to God’s will trusting that we would’ve made the same decision that God made if we knew what He knows.<br />Gods will is perfect. This is true even if He says “Yes”, “No” or “not now”<br />
  10. 10. Preview of Part Three<br />Types of Prayer<br />Prayer as an operation of the gifts of the Spirit<br />

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