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How to Study the Bible Living by the book Lesson 15 – Jonah 2 Reading Prayerfully
Selectively -Using the Right Bait Thoughtfully – Involves Study Repeatedly- From beginning to end, different translations, out loud, listen Patiently – a month, zoom in and out Reading Selectively -Using the Right Bait Lesson 15 – Jonah 2 Reading Prayerfully
Do you want to learn how to pray? How many of you agree that most people struggle when it comes to prayer? Do you want to learn how to pray? 1.Don’t try to imitate other Christians. a.Children are a good source to listen to when wanting to learn how to pray. b.New Converts as well.
Do you want to learn how to pray? 2. Do Turn Scripture into Prayer. Example Nehemiah 1:4-11 adoration “ (adoration)L ORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. (confession) I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. 7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.
(he claims God’s promises) “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, 9 but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’
10 “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. (he makes his petition) 11 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”
2 1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the L ORD his God. 2 He said: “In my distress (suffering, pain and sorrow, hardship and danger)I called to the L ORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 3 You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me;
all your waves and breakers swept over me. 4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, L ORD my God, brought my life up from the pit. 7 “When my life was ebbing (diminishing) away, I remembered you, L ORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. 8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.
9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice (let go, surrender) to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the L ORD.’” 10 And the L ORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.