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Session One




DEVOTED
TO PRAYER
WEARING KNEE-HOLES
IN HARDWOOD FLOORS
Devote yourselves to prayer.
              Colossians 4:2


        Romans 12:12; Acts 1:14; 2:42
Session One OBJECTIVES


!   Cover a few administrative details
!   Clarify the aims of this seminar
!   Describe the risk...
Seminar AIMS


1. A focus on PERSONAL more than public prayer.

2. A focus on prayer that changes US,
   not God.

3. A fo...
Seminar RISKS


!   Talking about prayer, even listening to teaching
    about prayer, is not prayer.
!   Feeling guilty a...
Seminar RISKS


!   Trying new systems, and/or tweaking old systems
    of prayer, is not prayer.
!   Checking prayer off ...
PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer



        1. Repentance
        If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
           th...
PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer



              2. Humility
    God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
 ...
PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer



                   3. Belief
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gi...
PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer



      4. Righteousness
      If one turns away his ear from hearing the law,
       ...
PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer



     5. Understanding
       Understanding of God’s Will
           Matthew 6:10; 1 ...
PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer



        6. Spirituality
         [P]raying at all times in the Spirit,
          wit...
TAKE-AWAYS

     If you’re not devoted to prayer   (as much as you want to be):



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Wearing Knee-Holes in Hardwood Floors

GBC Saturday Seminar
Session One
2009-10-10

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Devoted to Prayer

  1. 1. Session One DEVOTED TO PRAYER WEARING KNEE-HOLES IN HARDWOOD FLOORS
  2. 2. Devote yourselves to prayer. Colossians 4:2 Romans 12:12; Acts 1:14; 2:42
  3. 3. Session One OBJECTIVES ! Cover a few administrative details ! Clarify the aims of this seminar ! Describe the risks of a seminar on prayer ! Identify some prerequisites to prayer
  4. 4. Seminar AIMS 1. A focus on PERSONAL more than public prayer. 2. A focus on prayer that changes US, not God. 3. A focus on SPIRITUAL, not material prosperity from prayer.
  5. 5. Seminar RISKS ! Talking about prayer, even listening to teaching about prayer, is not prayer. ! Feeling guilty about a lack of prayer is not prayer.
  6. 6. Seminar RISKS ! Trying new systems, and/or tweaking old systems of prayer, is not prayer. ! Checking prayer off the list like a legalist is not prayer.
  7. 7. PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer 1. Repentance If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. Psalm 66:18
  8. 8. PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer 2. Humility God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5b-7
  9. 9. PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer 3. Belief If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting....For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8
  10. 10. PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer 4. Righteousness If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. Proverbs 28:9 The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29
  11. 11. PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer 5. Understanding Understanding of God’s Will Matthew 6:10; 1 John 5:14-15 Understanding of One’s Wife 1 Peter 3:7
  12. 12. PREREQUISITES for Effective Prayer 6. Spirituality [P]raying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. Ephesians 6:18 Romans 8:26-27
  13. 13. TAKE-AWAYS If you’re not devoted to prayer (as much as you want to be): Grunts Warriors • Examine salvation. • Examine humility. • Examine and confess sin. • Examine Spirit-filledness. • Pray for God’s help to take • Pray for God’s help to take new steps. a step up.

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