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1 Prayer Prayer Creating an Effective Prayer Life The Keys Opening the truths in God's word And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;. Luke 18:1 1/21/12

2 Prayer is a Necessity Pray without ceasing. I Thessalonians 5:17

3 Prayer is a Necessity But when ye pray... Matthew 6:7

4 Prayer is a Necessity …There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. Luke 18:2-5

5 Prayer is a Necessity …Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:6-8

6 Prayer is a Necessity seven days without prayer makes one weak Author Unknown

7 Prayer is a Necessity After Jesus and the disciples had gone back home and were alone, they asked him, "Why couldn't we force out that demon?“ Jesus answered, "Only prayer can force out that kind of demon." Mark 9:28-29 (CEV)

8 Prayer is a Necessity Prayer acts as both a thermometer and a barometer in measuring the spiritual condition of the church. It's prayer defines how hot or cold she is and whether showers of blessings are in the forecast, or seasons of drought. M.G. Pearce

9 Preparing for a Successful Prayer Life But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6 Find a 'prayer closet'

10 Preparing for a Successful Prayer Life Take the phone off of the hook, get away from everyone, have a prayer list, your Bible, maps, etc. This helps you pray systematically and intelligently. Prepare for your prayer time

11 Prayer Chart SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Praise Thanksgiving Repentance Myself Spouse Family Others Church Pastor Leadership Praise

12 Preparing for a Successful Prayer Life My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 Make time to pray

13 Preparing for a Successful Prayer Life Find someone with a mutual desire and build off of one another Find a prayer partner

14 Preparing for a Successful Prayer Life A haphazard prayer life is of little value Be consistent

15 How to Pray After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13

16 How to Pray Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 Praise (Bread)

17 How to Pray But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3 Praise (Bread) Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Psalm 63:3

18 How to Pray By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:15 Praise (Bread)

19 How to Pray Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 Petition (Meat)

20 How to Pray If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: Psalm 66:18 Petition (Meat)

21 How to Pray Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 Praise (Bread)

22 How to Pray ● Read or Pray the word of God ● Sing to God. ● Meditate on God and His Word Spruce up your prayer (Condiments)

23 How to Pray Blessed is the man…[who’s] delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 Spruce up your prayer (Condiments)

24 How to Pray This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Joshua 1:8 Spruce up your prayer (Condiments)

25 How to Pray …The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

26 How to Pray Effectual - Sufficient to produce a desired effect. Fervent - Having or showing great emotion. Righteous - Meeting the standards of what is right or just Availeth - To be of use, value, or advantage. American Heritage Dictionary - 2nd College Edition

27 How not to Pray The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. Luke 18:11

28 How not to Pray …for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:14

29 How not to Pray But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:7

30 How not to Pray For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15

31 Hindrances to Prayer Laziness - Laziness is a lack of self discipline. Quality prayer is work, and it is easier to simply sit back and do nothing. Busyness - We let the meaningless things in life consume all of our time, and the things that really matter, like prayer, get pushed aside. Ignorance - We simply do not realize the power that can be found in a dedicated prayer life. Lovers of Pleasure More than God - The flesh controls our life. Rather than doing things that strengthen the spirit, we do things that feed the flesh, which weakens the spirit. Lack of Desire - This often comes when our lives are already blessed. We can pray when there is sickness, problems, threats, etc., but when everything is going great, we don't have that desire to pray. When Ye Pray by Joy Haney

32 References/Suggested Reading When Ye Pray by Joy Haney No Easy Road: Inspirational Thoughts on Prayer by Dick Eastman


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