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Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, [in order]

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2 Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, [in order] that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea and that service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; [in order] that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company. Now the God of peace be with you. Amen. Rom. 15:30-33 Rom. 15:30-33

3 Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, [in order] that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea and that service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; [in order] that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company. Now the God of peace be with you. Amen. Rom. 15:30-33 Rom. 15:30-33

4 The word translated “strive together” (sun | agoni | sasthai) can simply mean “help” or “assist” but carries the idea of “struggling” or “fighting together” – Rom. 15:30.The word translated “strive together” (sun | agoni | sasthai) can simply mean “help” or “assist” but carries the idea of “struggling” or “fighting together” – Rom. 15:30. –It is possible to struggle—in a good way—in our prayers – Col. 4:12; Heb. 5:7. –If we are passionate and pious in our prayers, God promises to listen – Heb. 5:7; 1 Jn. 5: Instead of neglecting or ritualizing prayer, we must aim to be persistent, purposeful, and passionate in our prayers – Rom. 15:30.Instead of neglecting or ritualizing prayer, we must aim to be persistent, purposeful, and passionate in our prayers – Rom. 15:30. How can we be more passionate in prayer?How can we be more passionate in prayer?

5 We become more passionate in prayer when we know the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – Rom. 15:30.We become more passionate in prayer when we know the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – Rom. 15:30. –Knowledge of love – Rom. 15:30; 5:5; Jn. 15:9. –Knowledge of forgiveness – Eph. 1:7; Titus 3:5. –Knowledge of intercession – Rom. 8:26-27, 34.

6 We become more passionate in prayer when we know the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – Rom. 15:30.We become more passionate in prayer when we know the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – Rom. 15:30. We become more passionate in prayer when we know the needs of others – Rom. 15:30-31.We become more passionate in prayer when we know the needs of others – Rom. 15: –Others need protection – Rom. 15:31; Matt. 6:13. –Others need providence – Rom. 15:31; 2 Thess. 3:1; 3 Jn. 1:2 –Others need pardon – 1 Tim. 2:1-6; Jas. 5:16.

7 We become more passionate in prayer when we know the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – Rom. 15:30.We become more passionate in prayer when we know the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – Rom. 15:30. We become more passionate in prayer when we know the needs of others – Rom. 15:30-31.We become more passionate in prayer when we know the needs of others – Rom. 15: We become passionate in prayer when we know the results—joy, rest, peace—of passionate prayer – Rom. 15:32-33.We become passionate in prayer when we know the results—joy, rest, peace—of passionate prayer – Rom. 15: –Prayer gives us (and others) joy – Jn. 16: –Prayer gives us (and others) rest – Eph. 3: –Prayer gives us (and others) peace – Phil. 4:6-7.


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