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1 “For This Reason, I Kneel Before The Father”

2 Praying Like Paul: Ephesians 1 & 3 Praying Like Paul: Ephesians 1 & 3

3 II.Types of prayers: Praise Praise RequestRequest Intercession for others.Intercession for others.

4 III. From Paul’s example, we can some secrets/ techniques for successful prayer.

5 IV. We need to learn to engage in intercessory prayer as modeled by Paul.

6 V.We need to learn to pray for others in the same manner as Paul.

7 VI. Specific Goal: We need to be moved to learn the needs of others & pray for them.

8 VII. We learn from observing the prayers of others. The fear of not being molested in any way.The fear of not being molested in any way.

9 IX. Acts 20:17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.

10 “When he had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. 37 They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.” Acts 20:36 “When he had said this, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. 37 They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.” Acts 20:36

11 X.“38 What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.”

12 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,” - Ephesians 1:15

13 “16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”

14 “17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”

15 “18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened”

16 “in order that you may know” the hope to which he has called you,the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

17 Ephesians 3:14 “For this reason I kneel before the Father,”

18 “15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.”

19 “16 I pray that out of his glorious riches”

20 XVIII. “he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,”

21 “17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” “17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”

22 “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,”

23 “18 may have power, together with all the saints,” “18 may have power, together with all the saints,”

24 “to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,”

25 “19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —”

26 “that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

27 “20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,”

28 “according to his power that is at work within us”

29 “21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

30 What we want for our brothers and sisters is the same thing that we want for our children We want the best for them.We want the best for them.

31 Three Steps In Praying for Others: Three Steps In Praying for Others:

32 1. Want the Best for Others: Don’t just think of yourself! Don’t just think of yourself! Desire that which is spiritually best for them. Desire that which is spiritually best for them. Don’t just want the physical/material. Don’t just want the physical/material.

33 2. Identify Others’ Needs: Be sensitive/Observant. Be sensitive/Observant. Ask Them About Their Needs Ask Them About Their Needs

34 3. Ask God to Bless Them. Believe in the Power of God. Believe in the Power of God.

35 For the Recipients of the Blessing: Appreciate the intent and concern of others. Appreciate the intent and concern of others. Share your needs & Share your needs & Ask for the prayers of others. Ask for the prayers of others. Trust in the power of God to work in your life. Trust in the power of God to work in your life.

36 Are Others Praying for Your Relationship With God to Grow? What will you do about it?What will you do about it?

37 Do you need to be baptized? “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” Acts 22:16“And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” Acts 22:16

38 Do you need to rededicate your life? “For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” 1Peter 4:17“For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” 1Peter 4:17


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