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August 6, 2010  
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Pray SUNDAYS for: Christian adults to be burdened for the salvation of the next generation. Strong foundations of prayer in each tour community.
Pray MONDAYS that: God will transform thousands of lives through this year’s tour. An army of Christians will be equipped to share their faith through the adult Christian Life & Witness Course and the student FM419 training.
Pray TUESDAYS for: Unity among Christians as we reach and teach the next generation to live for Jesus. Committed leaders and workers, sufficient financial support, and the many venue and logistical needs.
Pray WEDNESDAYS that: The next generation will see their true value in God’s eyes and hunger to know Him better. The next generation would become witnesses for Christ in their worlds.
Pray THURSDAYS for: “Bring a Friend” prayer and outreach to encourage the next generation to pray and stand boldly for Christ each day. God to raise up prayer warriors for the Rock the River Tour West.
Pray FRIDAYS for: God to prepare Franklin Graham for the presentation of the Gospel to the young people at each event. God to speak to the hearts of the band members as they prepare for the tour

Prayer

July 17, 2009  
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Christian prayer  Christo-centric prayer

A. Christ: the basis of Christian prayer
1. redemptive payment –
2. reconciled relationship – Heb. 10:19,22
3. restorational provision – Heb. 7:25
B. Christ: the pray-er of Christian prayer
1. Christ: our intercessor – Rom.
8:26
2. Christ: our confessor – Heb. 3:1
3. Christ: our thanksgiving – Heb. 13:15
4. Christ: our suppliant – Jn. 11:22
5. Christ: our praise and adoration – Heb.
13:15; Phil. 1:11
6. Christ: our worshipper – Heb. 8:2
C. Christ: the answer to Christian prayer
1. Christ is God’s complete provision
Eph. 1:3 – “God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus”
II Peter 1:4 – “His divine power has granted us everything pertaining to life and godliness”
2. Christ ACTS in Christian prayer
a. Adoration and praise- “I am not; only You are”
b. Confession – “I cannot; only You can”
c. Thanksgiving – “I do not; only You do”
d. Supplication – “I have not; only You have”
3. Prayer provides the connectivity of obedience and faith in the Christian life.
a. obedience is “listening under” – hupakouo
b. faith is “our receptivity of His activity”

Some New Testament references to “prayer”

Matt. 6:5 – “hypocrites…love to stand and pray…in order to be seen of men”
Matt. 6:6 – “when you pray, go into your inner room, pray to your Father in secret”
Matt. 6:7 – “when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition”
Matt. 6:8 – “your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him”
Matt. 21:22 – “everything you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive”
Mk. 11:25 – “when you pray, forgive, if you have anything against anyone”
Rom. 8:26 – “we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit intercedes”
Eph. 6:18 – “pray at all times in the Spirit”
Phil. 4:6 – “in everything with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made know to God”
I Thess. 5:17 – “pray without ceasing”
I Tim. 2:1 – “I urge entreaties and prayers…be made on behalf of all men”
James 5:16 – “the effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much”
I Jn. 5:14 – “if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us”
I Jn. 5:15 – “if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him”

Christian prayer is NOT

A. to give God information – Matt. 6:8
B. telling God what to do – Rom. 11:34
C. asking God to engineer a situation to the end we desire.
D. something we do to please or appease God – Jn.
19:30
E. a meritorious performance God expects of us; a duty or obligation of obedience.
F. an exercise to make us better, stronger, or more “spiritual”
G. for therapeutic psychological adjustment, “good feelings”
H. self-instruction to gain a knowledge of God’s will
I. soliciting more “blessings” or “benefits” from God
J. an evasion of the problems and anxieties of contemporary existence
K. a superstitious, mystical or magical trance
L. a spiritual “power-tool” to employ the “power of prayer”
M. a discipline or devotional exercise that will lead us to godliness
N. demanding our rights before God
O. persistence and shameless haranguing until we get what we want
P. a mechanical ritual or rote formulas
Q. an external religious action, pretentious and ostentatious (Matt. 6:5,6)
R. verbosity of meaningless repetition (Matt. 6:7)
S. a religious activity executed “on command” – litanies, rosaries, etc.
T. prescribed by place, time or procedure

A. Who has the right to pray?

1. God will answer the prayers of:

a) His children: Mt 6:6; 26:39,42; 7:7-11

b) The righteous: Prov 15:29; 1 Pe 3:12

c) The obedient: Jn 15:7; 1 Jn 3:21-22

d) Holy men: 1 Ti 2:8 (characterized by godly living)

e) Devout persons who are seeking God: Acts 10:2,30-31

f) Those who turn away from their wicked ways: 2 Chro 7:14; Acts 8:22

2. God will not answer the prayers of those who:

a) Disobedient to God’s law: Prov 28:9; 1:24-30; Ps 66:18-20; Isa 1:15-17; 1 Jn 5:17; 1 Pe 3:12

b) Are unforgiving towards others: Mk 11:25; Jas 2:13

c) Have unforgiven sin in their life: Isa 59:1-2; Jn 9:31

d) Mistreat their spouse: 1 Pe 3:7

e) Self righteous: Lk 18:9-14

B. When to pray?

1. Day and night: Lk 2:37; 1 Th 3:10

2. All night: Lk 6:12

3. Continue steadfastly, devoted: Acts 2:42; Rom 12:12; Col 4:2

4. Unceasingly: 1 Th 5:17

5. All times: Lk 21:36; Eph 6:18; Col 1:3; 1 Th 1:3

No Time For Prayer:

I woke up late, no time to pray, I hurried off to school.

I failed to take advantage of this important tool.

Throughout the day I ran about, I had no time to kneel.

When dinner came, I failed again, to thank God for my meal.

When day was done, I went to bed, to get the rest I needed.

But once again the Bible’s call for prayer was left unheeded.

One busy day my soul was called, to answer for my deeds;

And as I stood, I realized I had denied its needs.

My name was called, and I stepped up to hear my sentence quote;

Yet all I got, to my surprise, was a little paper note;

And on this parchment God had written a message, oh, so true.

“You always failed to talk to me, why should I speak to you?”

Anonymous


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