Presentation on theme: "Lesson # 19 CONFIRMATION CLASS. Why Pray? 1.Because by prayer we honor God (Prayer is worship). 2.Because God wants us to and we want to. CHRISTIAN PRAYER."— Presentation transcript:
Why Pray? 1.Because by prayer we honor God (Prayer is worship). 2.Because God wants us to and we want to. CHRISTIAN PRAYER I Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Psalm 50:15 Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me. Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Why Pray? 3.Because God promises his blessings to those who pray. CHRISTIAN PRAYER Luke 11:1-13
1.Are able to pray in Jesus’ name (believers). 2.Pray to God above – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. WHO PRAYS PROPERLY? THOSE WHO… John 14:13-14 Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
3.Repent daily and turn away from sin. Psalm 66.18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. Isaiah 59:1-2 Who Prays Properly? Those who…
4.Pray with God- pleasing motives. 5.Pray trusting that God hears and answers. 6.Seek God’s will Who Prays Properly? Those who… James 4:3 James 1:6-7 I John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1.Use whatever posture expresses our inner attitude. 2.Combine prayer with Bible Study to balance output with intake. 3.Pray in this pattern: A adoration C confession T thanksgiving S supplication (a humble request) petition (a request) intercession (a prayer for someone else) SOME GUIDELINES FOR PRAYER
1.We pray as children. 2.God’s honor, kingdom, and will are the most important things to pray about. 3.Spiritual requests come before physical needs. 4.Praise should be included. 5.We end confidently with “Amen” which means, “It shall be so.” THE LORD’S PRAYER TEACHES US ABOUT PRAYER Matthew 6:5-15
ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT WEEK MMultiple Choice WWord Study
FOR THE QUIZ NEXT TIME Review lesson 19 VIP 11-15 Memory work: The use of the Keys and Confession: The Keys