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PG Prayer Seminar

PG Prayer Seminar

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

2 Chronicles 7:14 Zechariah 4:6 John 15:1-5 John 17 Acts 1:8. 2. 4. 3. 2:42 Luke 11:1-13 .Prayer Seminar The importance of prayer: 1.14. 6. 5.

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 .

Ps. 450 Bible prayer answers out of 650 (69%) 2. 55:17. John 16:24) . 29:13. The Bible invites you to pray (Job 22:27. The Bible explains how to pray (Joel 2:32. Acts 2:21. 50:15. 8:17) 3. Phil.Prayer Seminar Facts about prayer: 1. Jer. The Bible promises answered prayers (Ps.1 Tim. Luke 11:9. James 4:2. Joel 2:17. Matt. 4:6. The Bible reveals the dynamic of prayer (2 Chron. 2:1) 5. Prov. 6:9-13. 7:14.3) 4.

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

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

Real prayer (prayer of faith) The repetition of set.) {Pr 265. We should be extremely careful in all our prayers to speak the wants of the heart and to say only what we mean. . is formal prayer.Prayer Seminar About prayer: 1.4} . customary phrases when the heart feels no need of God. Superficial prayer (prayer of form) 2. All the flowery words at our command are not equivalent to one holy desire. The most eloquent prayers are but vain repetitions if they do not express the true sentiments of the heart. (My Life Today. . 19.

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

It is the secret of spiritual power. where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence SC 93 95 ‡ Prayer is the breath of the soul.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. and happiness Pr 272 . the Source of strength. the Fountain of wisdom. GW 254 ‡ communion with God. and peace.

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

19. consistent.4} . with power. when the simple wants of the soul are expressed. My Life Today. that centers on God s glory and his plan The prayer that comes from an earnest heart. genuine.Prayer Seminar About prayer: Real prayer (prayer of faith): 1. expecting that it would be granted this is the prayer of faith. that changes us 5. desperate 2. perseverant 4. {Pr 265. determined 3.

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

1 John 5:14.15) Holy Spirit draws prayers from us (Rom.2) The God-man Prayer Partnership Prayers are answered (Jer.Prayer Seminar Prayer cycle: God foresees your need & provides a solution for it (Isa. 16:9) Our agreement with heaven removes earth-barriers to God s solutions (Matt. 8:27) God s solutions now have access to our lives (2 Chron. 65:24) We thank and praise God (1 Thess. 33:3. 59:1. 5:16-18) Earth-barriers block solutions (Isa. 18:19) .

5. 2. 7. His merits. 6. His character. and His power Jesus taught His disciples that only that prayer which arises from unfeigned lips. 3. and will bring heaven's blessing to the petitioner. prompted by the actual wants of the soul. is genuine. {PaM180.Prayer Seminar Characteristics of prayer: 1.2} . 4. centered on God genuine purposeful specific promise-claiming revival-seeking based on faith in His word.

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

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

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

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

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

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

18:19-35. 66:18) b. Double-mindedness (James 1:7. 6:1) g. 9:6-12) . Matt.27) e.8) f.Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Bible-based hindrances to prayer: 1. Worshiping the wrong God (Matt. Matt. Eze. Hindrances that break connection to God a. 6:24.24. 4:3) d. Mark 11:26. Not asking (Jam. Criticism (Matt. 5:23. 5:22. Cherished iniquity (Ps. Asking amiss (Jam. Gal. 4:2) c. 6:915. Lack of forgiveness (Matt.

17:20. Lack of faith (Matt.14. 2:2) d. 4:2. Impatient prayers (Hab.24) f. 2:13. 21:9. Self-righteousness/Self-confidence (Luke 18:10-14. Lack of training and ignorance (Jam. 9:24. Matt.8:26) e.Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Bible-based hindrances to prayer: 2. Prov. Matt. Un-yielded will (Matt. 3:14-20) . Prov. Fiery tongues (James 3:8-12) g. 5:23. Rev. Division (Mal.3. 6:19. Hindrances that delay results a.1 John 2:20-27) b.14. 26:39) c. Acts 1:4-8. Mk.

5:8) g. 10:3-5) c. Col. 2:8) .10.Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Bible-based hindrances to prayer: 3. 3:1-7. Matt.5. 2 Cor. Opposition from God's Enemy (Daniel 9. The great outside hindrances a. A Withholding Spirit (Mal. The Lion's Roar (1 Pet. 6:10-18. The World Environment (Matt. 13:22) b. 24:4. Eph. 6:16) e.24. Fiery Arrows (Eph. The Martha Syndrome (Luke 10:38-42) f. 2 Tim. 25:31-46. 3:10. Spiritual Deception (Matt. Luke 6:38. Acts 10:4) d.

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. Work. worries 3. Relationships .

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

Prayer Seminar Hindrances to prayer Useless or invalid prayer: 6. (Is. make Him servant. in our time. 9. . (James 4:1) 7. Give God our plans/agenda. (James 4:7.8) 8. instead of waiting/receiving His plans. God s glory. Want our way of answer. The taking-God-for-granted prayer Refraining from asking because He already knows the need and you expect Him to automatically grant it.50:4) 10. Asking Him to do something He has already told you in His Word to do it yourself. Focus on our person and needs vs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

4. 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. 3. No forgiveness implies no cleansing and no renunciation! . 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.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Complete forgiveness: 1. 2.

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

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

Ask someone to be your prayer partner 4. Realize that Jesus is your intercessor 2. Just thank Him for He will be bringing water to your spiritual desert 3. Possess your position as priest and king .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.

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

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

8:32) .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. If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask. will freely give us with Him all things (Rom.

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

6:8. If you then. 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. know how to give good gifts to your children.Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: Asking for God s gifts 1. 3:12. 8:10. 4:31. 5:12.33. being evil.19) .

A. 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. 95% of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. Tozer ‡ .Prayer Seminar Types of prayer: The power of Holy Spirit: If the Holy spirit was withdrawn from the church today.

but by My Spirit .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. says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6 . nor by power.

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

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

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

15. 12. 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) . 11. 10. 14.Prayer Seminar A prayerless life Symptoms of a prayerless life: 9. 13.

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

{SC 94.4} Our heavenly Father waits to bestow upon us the fullness of His blessings.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.1} . and the one that sends up the petition will have the blessing when he needs it most. and it will often exceed his expectations. Not a prayer of a true saint is lost if sent up in faith from an honest heart. {Pr 34. It is our privilege to drink largely at the fountain of boundless love.

250) {Pr 37.2} ‡ When our prayers seem not to be answered. for the time of answering will surely come. we are to cling to the promise. (Messages to Young People.4} .) {Pr 260. (Steps to Christ. but it will come in the way and at the time that will best meet your need. 96.Prayer Seminar Answered prayer ‡ To every sincere prayer an answer will come. It may not come just as you desire. or at the time you look for it. and we shall receive the blessing we need most.

We are to go forward in His strength. trusting in the mighty God of Israel. John Wesley . 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.Prayer Seminar The power of prayer Powerful prayer: The Lord is willing to do great things for us. We shall not gain the victory through numbers. but through the full surrender of the soul to Jesus.

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

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

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

7. Christ says. and ye shall have them.4} ‡ Prayer and faith are closely allied. vol. (Mark 11:24) {Pr 318. 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. and they need to be studied together. 274.3} . when ye pray. for the blessings received are proportionate to the faith exercised (Testimonies for the Church.Prayer Seminar ‡ Pray in faith. What things so ever ye desire. Let not your faith weaken. believe that ye receive them.) {Pr 216. And be sure to bring your lives into harmony with your petitions. that you may receive the blessings for which you pray.

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

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

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

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

for us personally and for His people ‡ on God's character. regardless of our senses. His mercy and His grace ‡ on His Word. logic (that contradicts God's Word). especially on His promises ‡ positively. feelings.Prayer Seminar After prayer we stand on: ‡ on what God has done in the past. 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) .

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

then I will hear / answer from heaven. 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. I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land. If you abide in me and my words abide in you.

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

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

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

for ever and ever. 16. 17. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. may have power. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. 18. being rooted and established in love. And I pray that you.For this reason I kneel before the Father. 19. 20.3:14-21 .that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations. 21. Amen! Eph. together with all the saints. according to his power that is at work within us. from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.Prayer Seminar 14. to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. 15. and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-.

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