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  • PRAYER 101Going Back to the Basics

  • PRAYER is ImportantPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • Luke 11:1 . . . Lord, teach us to PRAY.

  • A HOUSE OF PRAYERPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • Mark 11:17 My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.

  • WHAT IS PRAYER?Prayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • Strongs Concordance To petition, beseech, make request, inquire,

  • Websters Dictionary An act of communion with God, a reverent petition made to God

  • TYPES OF PRAYERPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.


  • If two agree as touching any thing. . .


  • POSITIONS OF PRAYERPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • Sitting

  • Kneeling

  • Bowing

  • Standing

  • Uplifted Hands

  • Walking

  • Prostrate

  • WHY PRAY?Prayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • It is CommandedColossians 4:2 - Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 1 Thes. 5:16-18 - Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus Phil. 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Luke 18:1 - And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Psalm 50:14,15 - Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: 15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

  • It is ExpectedMatthew 6:5-9 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: 6 But when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, 7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: 9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

    As it is the business of tailors to make clothes & of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray. ~ Martin Luther

  • It is Encouraged with PromisesLuke 11:1-10 - 9And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened

    James 5:13-16 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick

  • It is NeededEphesians 6:10-14 10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

  • It is NeededEphesians 6:15-19 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

  • It is Effective and ImportantRevelation 8:3-5 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. Your prayers are so important that God saves EVERY ONE OF THEM!

  • That We Should Prosper in Communion Psalm 27 8When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. 10When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Hebrews 4:14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. John 15:7 -If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

  • PRAY WITHOUT CEASINGPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • Pray Without CeasingLuke 18:1 An He (Jesus) spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

    Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

    Isaiah 26: 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee

    Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the son of man

  • Pray Without CeasingEphesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.1 Thes. 5:17, the Apostle Paul tells believers to Pray without Ceasing.How do we do this?

  • Pray Without CeasingContinuing or occurring so frequently that it almost seems uninterrupted.

  • Sitting at a Traffic Light pray for the people in the cars around you.

  • Standing in Line pray blessings on the business and all the employees that work there.

  • While driving pray for the neighborhood.

  • On the job pray to be a witness to your coworkers.

  • When cleaning or repairing the house cover each room and those who frequent them with prayer and protection.

  • School Zone pray for the teachers and the children.

  • Hospital or ambulance take a moment to pray for the sick and injured

  • Welcome to Hazelwood, MO Pray blessings on the local economy, school boards, businesses, and other churches who are still in need of the revelation of Jesus.

  • Drug Addict or billboard promoting alcohol - Pray down spiritual strongholds that bind people such as: drug addiction, pornography, alcoholism, abuse, immorality, nicotine, etc.

  • HINDRANCES TO PRAYERPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • HindrancesNot fellowshipping with GodNot praying in Jesus nameNot asking or asking with the wrong motivesNot asking according to Gods willNot having Gods Word in youDoubt & Unbelief

  • Hindrances7. Giving Up 8. Not being in agreement 9. Unforgiveness Unconfessed sin

  • TIPS FOR PRAYERPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • Tips for Prayer Dont just talk about prayer, pray Schedule a prayer time Create and environment for prayer Prepare your heart and mind Pace yourself Use a prayer wheel

  • Tips for Prayer7. Be specific 8. Vary your prayer time activities 9. Multi-task prayer with low concentration jobs Keep a journal Pray for yourself and pray for others Have a prayer partner

  • WHAT YOUR PRAYERS CAN DO FOR OTHERSPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • What Your Prayers Can Do For Others Save their life Move God to help someone Contribute to a peaceful society Protect others from temptation Help pastors have a successful ministry Help people understand spiritual thingsContribute to others spiritual growth

  • PRAY THE WORDPrayer 101 Back to the Basics.

  • 1 John 5:14-15 And we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His will. And we know He is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure He will give us what we ask for. NLT

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