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1 Ministering Healing to the Hurting WELCOME TO THE

2 2 PURPOSE STATEMENT To edify the body of Christ and compel nonbelievers to obtain salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. To help those in need through the outreaching ministry of Christian love, kindness and character.

3 Ministering Healing to the Hurting MAKING PRAYER EFFECTIVE Psalms 55:17 Luke 18:1 James 5:16 I Thess. 5:17

4 4 SCRIPTURE READING Psalms 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint. I Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing. James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

5 5 LESSON OBJECTIVES Definition of Prayer The Importance of Prayer The Power of Prayer General Questions on Prayer A.C.T.S. of Prayer Five Finger Prayer Threefold Plan of Prayer Six Prayer Tips Prayer Checklist

6 By Elder Howard Daniel6 I.Pray A.Hebrew: siyach (sē'·akh) put forth, mediate, muse,, speak, complain, ponder,,, consider, put forth thoughts B.Greek: proseuchomai (pros-yü'-kho-mī) prayer, to prayer (a, asking,, entreaty to God or to man) C.Other or more common definitions 1.Worship,, communion, humble, solemn, request,,. II.Pray in the Bible A.Pray used times, Prayer used. B.17 different words translated as prayer in Bible 1.Supplication,, communication, meditation,, petition,,, an, vow and worship DEFINING PRAYER

7 7 I.Prayer is to our what the Heart is to our. IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER A.Need it always (I Thess. 5:17) B.Some deliverances happen (Matt. 17:21) C.Little Prayer = Power D. Prayer = Much Power Do not neglect this vital part of your Christian walk. As someone has said, “Prayer is the breath of the newborn soul, and there can be no Christian life without it.”

8 By Elder Howard Daniel8 I.Abraham prayer Abimelech’s house A.Genesis 10:17 - 18 POWER OF PRAYER II.Sun still for Joshua A.Joshua 10:12-13 III.Fire for. A.I King 18:36 – 39 IV. Lazarus from the dead A.John 11:41 - 44 V. fills the. A.Acts 2:1 - 4 1.Did the sun actually stand still?

9 9 I.Where can I prayer A. – Church, Prayer Group, Prayer Breakfast etc. B. – Church, Home, Car, Work, Hospital, Restaurant GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT PRAYER III.How do I audibly pray A.Normal voice,, whispering,. B.In tongue C.In language (in Tongues) (Ro. 8:26) (I worship you almighty God there is …) D. (I worship you almighty God there is …) (Ps. 68:4) II.What position can I pray in A.. B.. C.Kneeling/ (Most ) D. (Greek prostatēs, from proïstanai to put ) Kneeling/Bowing Standing Prostate

10 Adoration (Worship): Jesus essentially taught us the same thing in the Lord’s Prayer, which begins, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name” (Matthew 6:9). This puts things in perspective for us. A good example of this type of adoration is found in Psalm 95:1-7. When we take time to praise and worship God in our prayers, we are placing God where He rightfully belongs. As a result, our problems and needs come into their proper perspective. Confession (Of Specific Sins) : The closer we draw to God, the more we sense our own sinfulness. When Isaiah came into God’s presence, he said, “Woe is me, for I am undone!” (Isaiah 6:5). The confession of our sin removes any barriers and clears the air of anything that would cause God not to hear our prayers. As 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us... ” This is, once again, modeled in the Lord’s Prayer. After “Our Father who art in heaven,” we find, “Forgive us our sins” (Matthew 6:12). By Elder Howard Daniel10 A.C.T.S. OF PRAYER

11 By Elder Howard Daniel11 A.C.T.S. OF PRAYER CONTINUED Thanksgiving (Gratitude): Our immediate response after confession is thanksgiving. We should be thankful that God would indeed cleanse and forgive us. Should we give thanks because everything is going perfectly in our lives or because we are in a good mood? No, we should give thanks because God deserves our praise. Psalm 118:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For his mercy endures forever.” As another translation puts it, “His love endures forever.” By giving thanks, or simply expressing gratitude for what we have, we prevent our focus from shifting to what we do not have. Supplication (Specific Requests): If we are faithful in the first three steps, the last step will not degenerate into some spiritual shopping list. Too often in prayer, we cut to the chase instead of spending time in adoration, confession, and thanksgiving first. Yet, God does want to hear our needs and requests. Scripture tells us, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6-7). We are also promised, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:l9).

12 1.Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those to you. They are the to remember. To pray for our ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a 'sweet duty.' 2.The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who, t and. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers. 3.The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our. Pray for the, leaders in and industry, and. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance. 4.The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our, finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are, in or in. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray enough for them. 5.And lastly comes our little finger - the smallest finger of all which is where we should place in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, 'The least shall be the greatest among you.' Your pinkie should remind you to pray for. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively. 12 FIVE FINGER PRAYER

13 By Elder Howard Daniel I.Plan the of Prayer A.God our time, we be and. B. times of the were set for Prayer 1.Sunrise ( ), Noon ( ), Sunset ( ) 2.Daniel prayed three times a day (Daniel 6:10) 3.Acts 3:1 Peter and John go to church to pray a. hour of Prayer = hour of day 8am - 9 am b. hour of Prayer = hour of day 11am - 12 pm c. hour of Prayer = hour of day 2pm - 3 pm 4.Three hours of prayer & Jesus’ (Mk. 15) a.1 st hour = Jesus is the 3 rd hour (Mark 15:25) b.2 nd hour = covers in the 6 th hour (Mark 15:33) c.3 rd hour = Jesus out & dies (Mk 15:34, Lk 23:44-46) a.. 13 THREEFOLD PLAN OF PRAYER

14 II.Plan the of Prayer A.Repentance ( ) (Psalms 51, Acts 2:38) 1.Initiation of. 2. forgiveness B.Thanksgiving ( ) (Psalms 136) 1.Express gratitude 2.From the to the. 3.Warrants more C.Intercession ( ) (John 17:9) 1.Intercession = To Meet, Light upon,. a.Getting the, issue, with them 2.Praying for others a.The of Jerusalem (Ps. 122:6) b.Those who you (Matt. 5:44) c.For the (2 Thess 3:1) 14 THREEFOLD PLAN OF PRAYER

15 By Elder Howard Daniel III.Plan the of Prayer (John 17) A.This will us from praying. B.Who A.See Five Finger Prayer B.Church. C.Families ( and ) C.What A.Keep them from (vs 15) B.That be (cleansed) thru (Vs. 17) C.Those who get (vs 20) D. of the (vs 11) E.We be (vs 24) F.The of the be us (vs 24) G.The of (Holy Ghost) be in us (vs 26) 15 THREEFOLD PLAN OF PRAYER

16 16 ORDER OF PRAYER TIPS I.Dray your in II. God III.Get with God IV.Pray the of God V.Make of God VI.Give to God VII.End in

17 By Elder Howard Daniel17 Develop a daily Plan for Prayer PlanTime 1Time 2Time 3 Type Topic PRAYER PLAN AND CHECK LIST

18 A.02/01 – URCC Corporate Fast & Prayer (Midnight – 4pm) B.02/03 – Men’s Night Out 7:00 pm C.02/04 – New Converts 9:30 am – 11:30 am D.02/08 – URCC Corporate Fast & Prayer (Midnight – 4pm) E.02/11 – Brothers Breakfast – 10:00 am F.02/12 – Family & Friends Service @ 9:30 am G.02/15 – URCC Corporate Fast & Prayer (Midnight – 4pm) H.02/18 – New Member’s 10 am – 12:00 pm I.02/22 – URCC Corporate Fast & Prayer (Midnight – 4pm) J.02/25 – Husband/Wife Dinner (S. Hutchinson, T. Elmore & L. Elmore) K.02/29 – URCC Corporate Fast & Prayer (Midnight – 4pm) L.03/29 – Register NOW for Woman’s conference in Ohio ANNOUNCEMENTS

19 Ministering Healing to the Hurting QUESTIONSQUESTIONS

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