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1 Pray without ceasing

2 1 Thess. 5:17 “Pray without ceasing”

3 Matt 7:7-11 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to…

4 Matt 7:7-11 …him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye…

5 Matt 7:7-11 …then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

6 Prayer is an essential part of the Christian life and worship.

7 Rom 12:12 “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer”

8 Eph 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”

9 1 Tim 2:8 “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting”

10 Acts 2:42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers”

11 Supreme love will cause a worshiper to want to do the will of God in everything.

12 Supreme reverence will cause one to fear above everything else to disobey him.

13 Supreme obedience will cause one to take heed to everything God has commanded.

14 Supreme love, reverence, and obedience will cause one to pray often.

15 Elements of acceptable prayer.

16 Praise to God.

17 Matt 6:9 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name”

18 Elements of acceptable prayer. Thanksgiving to God.

19 Psa 107:1 “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever”

20 Elements of acceptable prayer. Confession to God.

21 Rom 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”

22 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”

23 Elements of acceptable prayer. Petition to God.

24 Phil 1:4 “Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy”

25 1 John 3:22 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight”

26 Blessings and privileges of prayer.

27 Prayer is the natural expression of every feeling and grateful heart.

28 The character and dignity of God requires reverence.

29 We recognize the dependence on God for needed blessings.

30 Man’s highest privilege is speaking to God. - also - Man’s highest privilege is God speaking to man through His Word.

31 Prov 28:9 “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination”

32 Conditions of Prayer.

33 Matt 21:22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”

34 Matt 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread”

35 Rom 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek”

36 Jam 4:3 “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts”

37 1 Cor 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”

38 Col 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him”

39 John 15:7 “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you”

40 Psa 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”

41 John 14:13-14 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it”

42 Phil 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth…

43 Phil 4:6-7 …all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”

44 Pray without ceasing For Salvation

45 Rom 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt…

46 Rom 10:9-10 …be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

47 Rom 6:17-18 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was…

48 Rom 6:17-18 …delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

49 Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

50 Hear Believe Repent Confess Baptized Prayers Heard SALVATION

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