Presentation on theme: "Revitalizing Your Prayer Life Andy and Kathy Spencer Austin, Texas."— Presentation transcript:
Revitalizing Your Prayer Life Andy and Kathy Spencer Austin, Texas
Revitalize To make something or someone active, healthy or energetic again. Imbue something with new life and vitality
Realize it is God who has the power and does the work His ways are higher than our ways Transformational Process
Beth Moore’s Pledge of Faith God is who he says He is God can do what He says he can do I am who God says I am I can do all things through Christ God’s Word is alive and active in me I’m Believing God!
Remember All He Has Done Isaiah 46: 8-11
Discussion Question When was the first time you saw the power of a praying life? – Witnessed in own life? – Witnessed in someone else?
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 River Joshua Chapters 3 and 4
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”
Look For What God Is Doing If you are feeling called – Become a part Spiritual Gifts 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7
Heroes of the Faith Read how God has used these men of faith and how their prayer life was affected – Wrestled with God – Learned parts of God’s character – Deepened their faith – Let it quicken your faith and strengthen your understanding of God’s Character. Biblical Heroes – David – Elijah – Daniel Hebrews 11 – The Hall of Faith
Past and Present Day Heroes Corrie Ten Boom Billy Graham Adoniram Judson Eldon Wright
Boyhood Hero Not a nice man Friend told me…
You Can’t have a vital prayer life without faith Who are some of your Heroes of the Faith?
“God, What Can You Teach Me Through This” Danny Forshee
Get Rid of Hindrances Hebrews 10: 22-23
Resolve to allow God to renew you daily Romans 6: Daniel 1: 8
Prayer Time Daily Quiet Time Devotionals Bible Reading Proverbs 1-31
Take Time to Pray As the Holy Spirit leads…
Daily Quiet Time Comfortable Place – Preparations Bible Devotionals Weekly Preparation for Bible Study
Weekly Prayer Emphasis Monday – World Leaders Tuesday – National Leaders Wednesday – State Leaders Thursday – Business Leaders Friday – Church Leaders
Bear One Another's Burdens
30 Plus 1 31 Men devoted to pray for a pastor Fasting – Think about hunger…pray Monthly update on specifics from Pastor
Prayer Requests Pastoral Care Update
Allow God to use difficult times to teach you how to pray
Discussion What are some difficult times in your lives that God used to teach you how to pray?
Discussion What are some ways God has revitalized your prayer life?