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Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Jeevan Prakash

Thoughts on Prayer

Thoughts on Prayer

INTRODUCTION:

Please use this simple OUTLINE and make your own detailed Study on Prayer.

“Prayer is communication with God” – Rosalind Rinker.

It must therefore have the following logical requirements:

i. Expression — Thoughts; words; ideas (Jn. 4:22-24; 1 Cor. 14:15)
ii. Two parties — the one who expresses and the One with Whom the expression is made.
iii. A Relationship — established, growing and intimate (cf. 1 Thess. 5:17)
Some useful references from Scripture: Ps. 25:1; 62:8; 27:8

The Ban Against Traditionalism and Ceremonialsm in Prayer – Mt. 6:5-8

A. SOME MODELS OF PRAYER IN THE SCRIPTURES:

i. Abraham’s Prayer – Gen. 18:23-32
ii. Hannah’s Prayer – 1 Sam. 2:1-10
iii. Nehemiah’s Prayer – Neh. 1:4-11
iv. Daniel’s Prayer – Dan. 9:3-19
v. The Lord’s Prayer:

  • The Model Prayer – Mt. 6:9-13
  •  The Real Lord’s Prayer – John 17:1-26

vi. The Apostle Paul’s Prayers: 

  •  Eph. 1:15-21; 3:14-21
  •  Phil. 1:9-11
  •  Col. 1:9-14

B. SOME INSTRUCTIONS ON PRAYER IN THE SCRIPTURES:

i. Pray in Jesus’ Name – Mt. 16:23,24
ii. Pray in the Will of God – Mt. 6:10; Jm. 4:1-4
iii. Pray for Those in Authority – 1 Tim. 2:2
iv. For Ministers of the Word of God – Rom.15:30ff
v. Pray for the Sick – James 5:14
vi. For Everybody – 1 Tim. 2:1
vii. For thos Who Persecute us – Mt. 5:44
viii. For Daily bread – Mt. 6:11
ix. In Time of need – Heb. 4:16

C. SOME PRACTICAL PRIORITIES FROM THE SCRIPTURES:

Mark 1:35:

  •  Early in the morning
  •  In a Solitary Place

CONCLUSION:

  •  The greatest barometer of our spiritual health is our Prayer Life
  •  I can live and do everything without a real relationship with God
    •  Only God and I know it.