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PG Prayer Seminar

PG Prayer Seminar

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  • What prayer is NOT:
  • What prayer IS:
  • Superficial prayer (of cold forms) :
  • Real prayer:
  • Three things that keep us busy (Luke 14:18-20):
  • Useless or invalid prayer:
  • daily life:
  • Usual characteristics of Bible prayers:
  • Worshiping
  • Worshiping and thanksgiving:
  • Thanksgiving
  • Relationship
  • Confession / Forgiveness / Repentance
  • Forgiveness:
  • Complete forgiveness:
  • Petition
  • Petition:
  • Intercession
  • Intercession(7 phases)
  • Service / mission
  • The power of Holy Spirit:
  • Meditation / contemplation
  • Meditation methods
  • Worse that could happen:
  • Powerful prayer:
  • Conditions:
  • Results:
  • Recommended books:

Prayer Seminar

Real prayer doesn t happen until you really pray. Lack of teaching on prayer is not the problem. Lack of implementation is. We may be assured of this: the secret of all failure is our failure in secret prayer. (The Kneeling Christian, p. 14).

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You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you can never do more than pray until you have prayed. A. J. Gordon The first lesson to be taught the workers in our institutions is the lesson of total dependence upon God. Before they can attain success in any line, they must, each for himself, accept the truth contained in the words of Christ: Without Me ye can do nothing. 7T 194.1

we lack the presence. training. absorb your mind and affections. diverting you from the study of God's word or from earnest prayer. however dear. 8T 53 Prayer is not part of the work.Prayer Seminar Let nothing. prayer is the work. We don t lack money. Watch unto prayer. or knowledge. .

14.Prayer Seminar The importance of prayer: 1. 6. 4. 2. 3. 2:42 Luke 11:1-13 . 5. 2 Chronicles 7:14 Zechariah 4:6 John 15:1-5 John 17 Acts 1:8.

Prayer Seminar Primary Church People devoted to prayer. .

Prayer Seminar (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) About prayer What prayer is / is not Characteristics of prayer Hindrances to prayer Types of prayer The power of prayer Action points Bibliography .

3) 4. Luke 11:9. 55:17. 29:13. 2:1) 5. Ps. The Bible reveals the dynamic of prayer (2 Chron. The Bible invites you to pray (Job 22:27. 50:15. 8:17) 3. 6:9-13. John 16:24) . Jer. 450 Bible prayer answers out of 650 (69%) 2. Phil. 7:14. 4:6. Acts 2:21. The Bible promises answered prayers (Ps. Joel 2:17. James 4:2.1 Tim. Matt. The Bible explains how to pray (Joel 2:32.Prayer Seminar Facts about prayer: 1. Prov.

8. 4.Prayer Seminar Prayers in the Bible with same characteristics: 1. 7. 5. Lord s prayer Moses prayer Solomon s prayer Jehoshaphat s prayer Daniel s prayer Isaiah s prayer Abraham s prayer David s prayer . 6. 3. 2.

The function of prayer is relationship. .Prayer Seminar About prayer: The center of prayer is God. The goal of prayer is His presence. His glory.

19. The most eloquent prayers are but vain repetitions if they do not express the true sentiments of the heart.4} . All the flowery words at our command are not equivalent to one holy desire. is formal prayer. (My Life Today. .Prayer Seminar About prayer: 1. We should be extremely careful in all our prayers to speak the wants of the heart and to say only what we mean. . Superficial prayer (prayer of form) 2.) {Pr 265. customary phrases when the heart feels no need of God. Real prayer (prayer of faith) The repetition of set.

4.Prayer Seminar About prayer: What prayer is NOT: 1. 2. 3. 5. a monolog a repetition of same words a shopping list an instrument to get what you want to make God in your image .

and happiness Pr 272 . GW 254 ‡ communion with God. the Source of strength. It is the secret of spiritual power.Prayer Seminar About prayer: What prayer IS: ‡ Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend SC 93 ‡ the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven s storehouse. where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence SC 93 95 ‡ Prayer is the breath of the soul. and peace. the Fountain of wisdom.

4} . Fake/false prayers pretense The repetition of set. Prayer of beggar/consumerism 4. Prayer that doesn t go through the ceiling 3. Prayer poetry 2. Prayer without meaning 6.) {Pr 265. Prayer lukewarm 5. 19. (My Life Today. customary phrases when the heart feels no need of God. is formal prayer.Prayer Seminar About prayer: Superficial prayer (of cold forms) : 1.

with power. 19. determined 3. perseverant 4. that changes us 5.Prayer Seminar About prayer: Real prayer (prayer of faith): 1.4} . consistent. when the simple wants of the soul are expressed. {Pr 265. that centers on God s glory and his plan The prayer that comes from an earnest heart. expecting that it would be granted this is the prayer of faith. genuine. My Life Today. desperate 2.

Makes us available for God s service 6. Makes you sensitive to God s voice and plans 5. Happens when we respond to God s call to bear and possess his Name and reflect his character 2. Places us where we belong 3. Brings us joy Real prayer doesn t happen until you really pray! .Prayer Seminar About prayer: Real prayer: 1. and the world 4. the church. Changes you.

Prayer Seminar Prayer cycle: God foresees your need & provides a solution for it (Isa.2) The God-man Prayer Partnership Prayers are answered (Jer. 5:16-18) Earth-barriers block solutions (Isa. 1 John 5:14. 33:3. 18:19) .15) Holy Spirit draws prayers from us (Rom. 65:24) We thank and praise God (1 Thess. 16:9) Our agreement with heaven removes earth-barriers to God s solutions (Matt. 59:1. 8:27) God s solutions now have access to our lives (2 Chron.

2} . 2. is genuine. and His power Jesus taught His disciples that only that prayer which arises from unfeigned lips. {PaM180. His merits.Prayer Seminar Characteristics of prayer: 1. 7. 4. and will bring heaven's blessing to the petitioner. centered on God genuine purposeful specific promise-claiming revival-seeking based on faith in His word. 5. 3. 6. prompted by the actual wants of the soul. His character.

7. To know God To live in His presence To experience Him and trust Him Discover His plan To allow Him to work for us To be forgiven. 6. 5. to reflect His character 9. 3. and changed To allow Him to use us in intercession and service for others (mission) 8. To be victorious. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit/Revival . 4.Prayer Seminar The purpose of prayer: 1. 2. cleansed.

Secret / private prayer 2. Prayer in group 3.Prayer Seminar Forms of prayer: 1. Corporate / public prayer .

change. and will reward us openly {Pr 216. total dependence We may pray in secret. reformation ‡ fruits of the Holy Spirit ‡ spiritual growth ‡ hear God s voice. Secret / private prayer ‡ life-sustaining ‡ repentance ‡ revival.Prayer Seminar Forms of prayer: 1. and He who sees in secret will hear.2} . walk with him.

Prayer in group ‡ two or three ‡ effectual ‡ build each other ‡ accountability .Prayer Seminar Forms of prayer: 2.

direction Ex.Prayer Seminar Forms of prayer: 3. and trusting faith ‡ glorifying God ‡ blessing for hearers ‡ Revival. simple language ‡ in unity. earnest ‡ slow. simplicity. dedication. Solomon. disciples (11+120) . distinct. Corporate/public prayer ‡ short.

Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Bible-based hindrances to prayer: 1.Hindrances that break connection between man and God 2.Hindrances that delay results 3.The great outside hindrances .

4:3) d. 5:23. Eze. 66:18) b.Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Bible-based hindrances to prayer: 1. 4:2) c. Criticism (Matt. Asking amiss (Jam. Matt. 6:1) g. 5:22. 18:19-35. Worshiping the wrong God (Matt. Gal. Matt. Not asking (Jam.8) f. Hindrances that break connection to God a. Cherished iniquity (Ps.27) e.24. Mark 11:26. Double-mindedness (James 1:7. 6:24. 6:915. Lack of forgiveness (Matt. 9:6-12) .

21:9. 17:20. Fiery tongues (James 3:8-12) g.Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Bible-based hindrances to prayer: 2.24) f. 3:14-20) . Matt. 5:23. Lack of faith (Matt. Prov. Prov. 26:39) c.14.14. Rev. 2:2) d. Hindrances that delay results a. Division (Mal. Mk.3. 2:13.8:26) e. Lack of training and ignorance (Jam. 6:19. Acts 1:4-8. 9:24. 4:2. Matt. Un-yielded will (Matt. Impatient prayers (Hab.1 John 2:20-27) b. Self-righteousness/Self-confidence (Luke 18:10-14.

5. Acts 10:4) d. Matt. 25:31-46. A Withholding Spirit (Mal. 2:8) .24. Spiritual Deception (Matt. 5:8) g. 3:10. 24:4. The Martha Syndrome (Luke 10:38-42) f. Col. Fiery Arrows (Eph. 3:1-7.10. The Lion's Roar (1 Pet. 6:16) e. 2 Cor. Luke 6:38. 6:10-18. The World Environment (Matt. 13:22) b. Opposition from God's Enemy (Daniel 9. 2 Tim. 10:3-5) c.Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Bible-based hindrances to prayer: 3. Eph. The great outside hindrances a.

Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Three things that keep us busy (Luke 14:18-20): Keep us from having relationship with God 1. Possessions 2. worries 3. Work. Relationships .

138:2. (Josh. in His wisdom. (James 4:2) . (James 1:17) 4. Asking God to do something He has already done or to provide something He has already supplied in the Plan of Redemption. 22:37-40. Ps. Matt. relationship. Asking Him to do something that would force or coerce the will and right to choose of yourself or others. Ex. (Col. Asking God for something out of selfish reason / consumerism vs. Asking Him to do or provide something for you (or others) that will. 13) 3. 24:15) 5. prove harmful to you or others.Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Useless or invalid prayer: 1. 6:18. 20) 2. 1:12. Asking God to do or act contrary to His will (Heb.

Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Useless or invalid prayer: 6.50:4) 10. God s glory. in our time. Focus on our person and needs vs. (James 4:1) 7. The taking-God-for-granted prayer Refraining from asking because He already knows the need and you expect Him to automatically grant it. Asking Him to do something He has already told you in His Word to do it yourself. (Is. make Him servant. 9.8) 8. Give God our plans/agenda. (James 4:7. . instead of waiting/receiving His plans. Want our way of answer.

Expect to deserve/to pay a little vs. not giving up control 7. Un-willingness to serve 4. No vision/limit God 3. false repentance. avoid confession.Prayer Seminar Barriers to answered prayers Usual characteristics of regular prayers in our daily life: 1. Doubtful. Based on un-forgiveness. lack of faith 6. Self pride. self confidence. grace 2. postpone change 5. Focus on problems/sin vs. duplicity. focusing on Jesus .

Talking and not listening.Prayer Seminar Barriers to answered prayers Usual characteristics of regular prayers in our daily life: 8.Nurtured sin 11. not contemplating 10.Too generic vs. quality time for study and contemplation 13. specific 12. receive His plans . praising little / meaningless 9. God s glory 14.Give God own agenda vs.In hurry vs.Asking much.Focusing on our person vs.

His Glory. listening.Passionate.Confession. meaningful 8.Prayer Seminar Barriers to answered prayers Usual characteristics of Bible prayers: 1.Exercising faith 3. His plan 4. waiting .Dialog.Centered on God.Based on God s grace and character 2. open. sacrifice) 5. specific 6.Honest. repentance 7.Selfless (ready for service.

4. Worshipping Thanksgiving / Praise Relationship Repentance / Forgiveness Petition Intercession Availability / Service Receive God s Gifts / Jesus / Holy Spirit / Revival 9.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: 1. 6. 7. 5. 2. 3. Contemplation . 8.

exalting and adoring God for who He is GOD GOD YOU GOD GOD .Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Worshiping ‡ worshiping.

David (Psalms) 2. Moses (Exod.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Worshiping and thanksgiving: 1. 15) .

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Types of prayer: Thanksgiving ‡ thanking God for something He has done for your or for others





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Types of prayer: Relationship Ex.: David - PS 63; 27

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Types of prayer: Confession / Forgiveness / Repentance 1. definite, to the point 2. specific, particular sins If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

Total dependence on Him/walk with Him . Repentance 4. Believe He already forgave you 5. Revulsion b. Admit you have sinned b. Consciousness of sin 2.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Forgiveness: 1. Express desire for expulsion d. Confrontation of sin a. Sorrow c. Ask for forgiveness c. Conviction of sin 3. Cleansing process a. Confession of sin a.

Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Complete forgiveness: 1. 3. 4. No forgiveness implies no cleansing and no renunciation! . 2. They have not learned how to take hold of the forgiveness-gift God has given them and made it real and personal in their lives. Submit the sin-condition to God a choice to confess Release the sin into His hands an act-of-will Accept His forgiveness a choice to accept Receive that forgiveness personally an act-of-will Many Christians are earnestly trying to live complete spiritual lives with incomplete forgiveness transactions.

Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Petition ‡ asking God for something for yourself or others GOD GOD YOU GOD GOD .

physical and spiritual dependence on God 2. in God s service 3. personal and concrete .Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Petition: 1.

Just thank Him for He will be bringing water to your spiritual desert 3. Realize that Jesus is your intercessor 2.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Intercession ‡ The channel through His power is to be received and distributed ‡ One of the untouched dimensions of supernatural power 1. Possess your position as priest and king . Ask someone to be your prayer partner 4.

Resting in the atonement (Ex. 32:12) 3. Establishing the relationship (Ex. The integrity of God s word (Ex. 32:13-14) 4. 32:19-28) 5. 32:7-11) 2.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Intercession (7 phases) ‡ Moses model 1. 33:17-34:10) . Confrontation with sin (Ex. 32:29-34) 6. 33:1-17) 7. The presence imperative (Ex. The appeal to grace (submission) (Ex. The God-Perspective (Ex.

12 Neh.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Service / mission Isaiah Rom. .

If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Asking for God s gifts 1. it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven (Matt 18:19) 2. will freely give us with Him all things (Rom. 8:32) .

Jesus .John 3:15 forgiveness.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Asking for God s gifts 1. ‡ Justification 2. Holy Spirit Helper/Comforter: change of the character ‡ Sanctification ‡ And in Jesus all other things . cleansing.

19) .Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Asking for God s gifts 1. 4:31. being evil. 6:8. 5:12. how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him (Luke 11:13) 2. His work and His presence are visible (Acts 1:8. 3:12. know how to give good gifts to your children. If you then. 8:10.33.

A. Tozer ‡ . W. ‡ If the Holy spirit had been withdrawn from the new Testament church 95% of what they did would stop and everybody would know the difference.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: The power of Holy Spirit: If the Holy spirit was withdrawn from the church today. 95% of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference.

Zechariah 4:6 . nor by power.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Asking for God s gifts Jesus Christ John 3:16 The Holy Spirit This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: not by might. but by My Spirit . says the LORD Almighty.

Take Time to understand (set understanding goals) 6.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Meditation / contemplation 1. Planed and spontaneous. Take Time to receive the answer 4. Take Time for spiritual growth ( contemplating ) 5. Focused on God 7. Focused on His Word and His Law . continue and natural 2. Without hurry 3.

7. 2. 5.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Meditation methods 1. 6. Be still Contemplate God s character and works Contemplate His Word and Law Repeat the verse. 3. 4. memorize it Repeat God s promises back to Him Ask questions Contemplate throughout prayer and study .

Devouring pastors and church members 4. Squelching change 5. cold 2. No relevance 3. Absence of young people 6. Concerns for forms without content . Lack of growth/unhealthy 7.Prayer Seminar A prayerless life Symptoms of a prayerless life: 1. Formality. Unhealthy isolation 8.

15.Prayer Seminar A prayerless life Symptoms of a prayerless life: 9. Lack of love Lack of unity / divisions Lack of joy and peace Lack of life Lack of faith Lack of power God of the past (satisfied with our situation) . 14. 10. 11. 13. 12.

We stay just as we are 2. We box God with our preferences. Weary of irrelevant squabbles 3. traditions. Tired of criticism. faultfinding. Defeated Christians know all but (1 Sam.11 dressed/lined up for battle. and religious forms 6. but no one moved ) . 17:21. and parochial attitudes 5. cultural Christianity.Prayer Seminar A prayerless life Worse that could happen: 1. Lack of love 4.

{Pr 34. and it will often exceed his expectations.Prayer Seminar God wants to answer our prayer! John 16:23-24 I saw that every fervent prayer which is sent up in faith from an honest heart will be heard of God and answered. Not a prayer of a true saint is lost if sent up in faith from an honest heart.1} . {SC 94. and the one that sends up the petition will have the blessing when he needs it most.4} Our heavenly Father waits to bestow upon us the fullness of His blessings. It is our privilege to drink largely at the fountain of boundless love.

(Steps to Christ.4} .) {Pr 260. 250) {Pr 37. (Messages to Young People. 96.2} ‡ When our prayers seem not to be answered. and we shall receive the blessing we need most. or at the time you look for it. for the time of answering will surely come. but it will come in the way and at the time that will best meet your need.Prayer Seminar Answered prayer ‡ To every sincere prayer an answer will come. It may not come just as you desire. we are to cling to the promise.

trusting in the mighty God of Israel. We are to go forward in His strength. but through the full surrender of the soul to Jesus.Prayer Seminar The power of prayer Powerful prayer: The Lord is willing to do great things for us. John Wesley . We shall not gain the victory through numbers. SDG 279 God can do more with one man who is 100% committed to Him than a whole army of men who are 99% committed to Him.

and turn from their wicked ways. . and seek My face 4.Prayer Seminar The power of prayer Conditions: If My people who are called by My name will 1. humble themselves 2. and pray 3.

I will forgive their sin 3. .Prayer Seminar The power of prayer Results: then 1. and I will heal their land. 2. I will hear/answer from heaven.

Prayer Seminar The power of prayer 1. John 16:23 2. His work brings visible and unimaginable results . Whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. God changes our heart 4. God answers to private prayer publically 3.

Christ says. vol. Let not your faith weaken. when ye pray. (Mark 11:24) {Pr 318. that you may receive the blessings for which you pray. believe that ye receive them. What things so ever ye desire. and they need to be studied together. 274. for the blessings received are proportionate to the faith exercised (Testimonies for the Church.Prayer Seminar ‡ Pray in faith. And be sure to bring your lives into harmony with your petitions. 7.4} ‡ Prayer and faith are closely allied. In the prayer of faith there is a divine science. it is a science that everyone who would make his lifework a success must understand.) {Pr 216. and ye shall have them.3} .

Not a prayer of a true saint is lost if sent up in faith from an honest heart. (Testimonies for the Church. and the one that sent up the petition will have the blessing when he needs it most.) {Pr 34. and it will often exceed his expectations.4} . 121. vol. 1.Prayer Seminar ‡ Every prayer which is sent up in faith from an honest heart will be heard of God and answered.

Have a specific place of prayer 5. Pray intentionally. Separate your prayer and your time of study . scheduled time for prayer 2. with anyone. anywhere. be still. wait for God 7.Prayer Seminar Action points: 1. Pray without words. Pray without ceasing 3. Pray whenever you think about it anytime. don t be afraid of silence. Pray about a variety of things 6. in whatever you do 4.

=> Pray!!! . use email prayer. Pray through newspaper.Prayer Seminar Action points: 8. Pray for your spouse 10. be consistent. be creative. telephone prayer 12. Pray throughout your study 9. Pray a blessing on your family be sure your life supports your words 11. through neighborhood. Be real.

Memorize Bible verses and repeat them throughout the day 5.Prayer Seminar Action points: Return God s word to Him: 1. Pray His Word back to Him 3. Record or journal all His miracles and works . Collect Bible verses and passages 4. Record your Word resource list on audiotape 6. Apply a Bible text/passage to different situations 7. Read the Word aloud 2.

logic (that contradicts God's Word). especially on His promises ‡ positively. and scientific prognosis ‡ against the areas of satanic attack against us and in our life situation ‡ with our eyes focused on Jesus only ‡ intensely expecting God s answer (manifestation of God's restoring and upholding power) . for us personally and for His people ‡ on God's character.Prayer Seminar After prayer we stand on: ‡ on what God has done in the past. feelings. regardless of our senses. His mercy and His grace ‡ on His Word.

{ST. Prayer has subdued kingdoms.Prayer Seminar Powerful prayer: Prayer brings power. turned to flight the armies of the aliens. faithful earnest prayer will move the arm that moves the world.1} . obtained promises. February 3. {PaM 183. stopped the mouths of lions. quenched the violence of fire. 1904 par. 7} Prayer. wrought righteousness.

then I will hear / answer from heaven. If you abide in me and my words abide in you. I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land. you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you.Prayer Seminar If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways. .

G. 6. 4.Prayer Seminar Books Recommended books: 1. George Mueller Flying closer to the flame. 5. 2. Randy Maxwell Passionate prayer. White . 3. E. The taste of new wine. a devotional guide for the school of prayer. Brenda Walsh Communion with God. Charles Swindoll If my people pray. 7. Andrew Murray Answers to prayer. Keith Miller Waiting on God.

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my soul thirsts for you. with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:1 A Psalm of David when he was in the Desert of Judah. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods. in a dry and weary land where there is no water. My soul clings to you.Prayer Seminar O God. my body longs for you. I sing in the shadow of your wings. Because your love is better than life. my lips will glorify you. and in your name I will lift up my hands. I earnestly seek you. Because you are my help. you are my God. I will praise you as long as I live. your right hand upholds me. . I meditate to you through the watches of the night. On my bed I remember you. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.

Prayer Seminar One thing I ask of the LORD. to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple. this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life. John 17:26 . and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them. Psalm 27:4 I have made you known to them.

21. together with all the saints. and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-. to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. may have power. 20. to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations. 16. so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Amen! Eph.Prayer Seminar 14. 18. being rooted and established in love. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. according to his power that is at work within us. 17. 19. And I pray that you.3:14-21 .For this reason I kneel before the Father. for ever and ever. 15.

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