Presentation on theme: "Revitalizing Your Prayer Life"— Presentation transcript:
1 Revitalizing Your Prayer Life Andy and Kathy SpencerAustin, Texas
2 RevitalizeTo make something or someone active, healthy or energetic again.Imbue something with new life and vitality
3 Realize it is God who has the power and does the work His ways are higher than our waysRevelation 21:5New International Version (NIV)5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”Psalm 103:13-1413 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dustIsaiah 55:88 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.2 Corinthians 5:17New King James Version (NKJV)17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.Transformational Process
4 Beth Moore’s Pledge of Faith God is who he says He isGod can do what He says he can doI am who God says I amI can do all things through ChristGod’s Word is alive and active in meI’m Believing God!
5 Remember All He Has Done Isaiah 46: 8-11Isaiah 46:8-10New International Version (NIV)8 “Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’Kathy’s Personal Testimony
6 Discussion QuestionWhen was the first time you saw the power of a praying life?Witnessed in own life?Witnessed in someone else?
7 Rocks of Remembrance Habakkuk 3:2 Children of Israel were told to cross the Jordan River, it was very high. The Jordan River was parted by God, when they entered and were obedient. They built an altar from the rocks they took from the middle of the Jordan RiverHabakkuk 3:2New International Version (NIV)2 Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.Children of Israel were told to cross the Jordan River, it was very high. The Jordan River was parted by God, when they entered and were obedient. They built an altar from the rocks they took from the middle of the Jordan RiverOne way to revitalize your prayer life is to look at your life and mark down the “rocks” that have been anchors for your life.A Life Map can help you find these times in your lifeJoshua Chapters 3 and 4
9 Discussion Question What has God done in your life? What have been 5 ups and downs in your life, map them and ask yourself “how has God used these events to revitalize your prayer life”
10 Look For What God Is Doing If you are feeling calledBecome a part1 Corinthians 12:4-7New International Version (NIV)4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.Spiritual Gifts1 Corinthians 12: 4-7
11 Heroes of the Faith Hebrews 11 Biblical Heroes Read how God has used these men of faith and how their prayer life was affectedWrestled with GodLearned parts of God’s characterDeepened their faithLet it quicken your faith and strengthen your understanding of God’s Character.Biblical HeroesDavidElijahDanielHebrews 11The Hall of Faith
12 Past and Present Day Heroes Corrie Ten BoomBilly GrahamAdoniram JudsonEldon Wright
16 You Can’t have a vital prayer life without faith Who are some of your Heroes of the Faith?
17 “God, What Can You Teach Me Through This” Danny Forshee
18 Get Rid of Hindrances Hebrews 10: 22-23 Hebrews 10:22-23 New International Version (NIV)22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.A pure and undefiled heart is pleasing to GodHebrews 10: 22-23
22 Resolve to allow God to renew you daily Romans 6:11-14New International Version (NIV)11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.Daniel 1:88 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.Romans 6: 11-14Daniel 1: 8