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Praying Daily in the Morning


Psalms 5:3 (NIV)
3    In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;     in the morning I lay my requests before you     and wait in expectation. 

Psalms 88:13 (NIV)
13    But I cry to you for help, O LORD;     in the morning my prayer comes before you. 

Psalms 143:6 (NIV)
6    I spread out my hands to you;     my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)
2    O LORD, be gracious to us;     we long for you.     Be our strength every morning,     our salvation in time of distress.

Praying Without Ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV)
17pray continually; 

Boldness in Prayer

Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) 16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

 Genesis 18:23 - 32 (NIV) 23Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?  24What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare£ the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?  25Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge£ of all the earth do right?” 26The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” 27Then Abraham spoke up again: “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes,  28what if the number of the righteous is five less than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city because of five people?” “If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.” 29Once again he spoke to him, “What if only forty are found there?” He said, “For the sake of forty, I will not do it.” 30Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak. What if only thirty can be found there?” He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” 31Abraham said, “Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty can be found there?” He said, “For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.” 32Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

Exodus 33:12 (NIV) 12Moses said to the LORD, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 

Exodus 33:18 (NIV) 18Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

Silent Prayer

Psalms 5:1 (NIV) 1    Give ear to my words, O LORD,     consider my sighing.

Profuse Prayers are to be avoided

Ecclesiastes 5:2 (NIV) 2    Do not be quick with your mouth,     do not be hasty in your heart     to utter anything before God.     God is in heaven     and you are on earth,     so let your words be few.

Matthew 6:7 (NIV) 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 

Vain repetitions of prayers are to be avoided

Matthew 6:7 (NIV) 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 

Evils averted by prayer

Jeremiah 26:19 (NIV) 19“Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!”  

Answers to prayers withheld

Deuteronomy 23:5 (NIV) 5However, the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you. 

Joshua 24:10 (NIV) 10But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you out of his hand.

Job 30:20 (NIV) 20    “I cry out to you, O God, but you do not answer;     I stand up, but you merely look at me.

Job 42:12 (NIV) 12The LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. 

Deuteronomy 1:45 (NIV) 45You came back and wept before the LORD, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you. 

Matthew 26:39 (NIV) 39Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

 

Answers to Prayers delayed

Psalms 22:1 - 2 (NIV) 1    My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from saving me,     so far from the words of my groaning? 2    O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,     by night, and am not silent.

Psalms 40:1 (NIV) 1    I waited patiently for the LORD;     he turned to me and heard my cry.

Psalms 80:4 (NIV) 4    O LORD God Almighty,     how long will your anger smolder     against the prayers of your people?

Psalms 88:14 (NIV) 14    Why, O LORD, do you reject me     and hide your face from me?

Jeremiah 42:7 (NIV) 7Ten days later the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah. 

Habakkuk 1:2 (NIV) 2    How long, O LORD, must I call for help,     but you do not listen?     Or cry out to you, “Violence!”     but you do not save?

 Luke 18:7 (NIV) 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 

Answer to prayer, different from the request

John 11

2 Corinthians 12:8 - 9 (NIV) 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 

Answered prayer

Genesis 4:13 - 15 (NIV) 13Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can bear.  14Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15But the LORD said to him, “Not so£; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 

Genesis 20:17 (NIV) 17Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could have children again, 

Genesis 24:12 - 52 (NIV) 12Then he prayed, “O LORD, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.  13See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.  14May it be that when I say to a girl, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” 15Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.  16The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again. 17The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.” 18“Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. 19After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking.”  20So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.  21Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful. 22When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka£ and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.£  23Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” 24She answered him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to Nahor.”  25And she added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night.” 26Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD,  27saying, “Praise be to the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.” 28The girl ran and told her mother’s household about these things.  29Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring.  30As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels near the spring.  31“Come, you who are blessed by the LORD,” he said. “Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.” 32So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet.  33Then food was set before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say.” “Then tell us,” Laban said. 34So he said, “I am Abraham’s servant.  35The LORD has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, menservants and maidservants, and camels and donkeys.  36My master’s wife Sarah has borne him a son in her£ old age, and he has given him everything he owns.  37And my master made me swear an oath, and said, ‘You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,  38but go to my father’s family and to my own clan, and get a wife for my son.’ 39“Then I asked my master, ‘What if the woman will not come back with me?’ 40“He replied, ‘The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father’s family.  41Then, when you go to my clan, you will be released from my oath even if they refuse to give her to you—you will be released from my oath.’ 42“When I came to the spring today, I said, ‘O LORD, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come.  43See, I am standing beside this spring; if a maiden comes out to draw water and I say to her, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar,”  44and if she says to me, “Drink, and I’ll draw water for your camels too,” let her be the one the LORD has chosen for my master’s son.’ 45“Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, ‘Please give me a drink.’ 46“She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too.’ So I drank, and she watered the camels also. 47“I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ “She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.’ “Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms,  48and I bowed down and worshiped the LORD. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son.  49Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn.” 50Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is from the LORD; we can say nothing to you one way or the other.  51Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the LORD has directed.” 52When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the LORD. 

Is described as

a.    Bowing the knees. Ephesians 3:14 (NIV) 14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 

b.    Looking up.  Psalms 5:3 (NIV) 3    In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;     in the morning I lay my requests before you     and wait in expectation.

c.    Lifting up the soul. Psalms 25:1 (NIV) 1    To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

d.    Lifting up the heart.  Lamentations 3:41 (NIV) 41    Let us lift up our hearts and our hands     to God in heaven, and say:

e.    Pouring out the heart.  Psalms 62:8 (NIV) 8    Trust in him at all times, O people;     pour out your hearts to him,     for God is our refuge. Selah

f.    Pouring out the soul. 1 Samuel 1:15 (NIV) 15“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the LORD. 

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g.    Calling upon the name of the Lord.  Genesis 12:8 (NIV) 8From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. 

Psalms 116:4 says:

Psalms 116:4 (NIV) 4    Then I called on the name of the LORD:     “O LORD, save me!”

Acts 22:16 says:

Acts 22:16 (NIV) 16And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’

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h.    Crying to God. Psalms 27:7 says:

Psalms 27:7 (NIV) 7    Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;     be merciful to me and answer me.

Psalms 34:6 says:

Psalms 34:6 (NIV) 6    This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;     he saved him out of all his troubles.

 

i.    Drawing near to God. Psalms 73:28 says:

Psalms 73:28 (NIV) 28    But as for me, it is good to be near God.     I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge;     I will tell of all your deeds.

 Heb 10:22 says:

Hebrews 10:22 (NIV) 22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 

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j.    Crying to heaven. 2 Chr 32:20 says:

2 Chronicles 32:20 (NIV) 20King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out in prayer to heaven about this. 

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k.    Beseeching the Lord. Ex 32:11 says:

Exodus 32:11 (NIV) 11But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “O LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? 

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l.    Seeking to God. Job 8:5 says:

Job 8:5 (NIV) 5    But if you will look to God     and plead with the Almighty,

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m.    Seeking the face of the Lord. Psalms 27:8 says:

Psalms 27:8 (NIV) 8    My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”  Your face, LORD, I will seek.

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n.    Making supplication. Job 8:5 says:

Job 8:5 (NIV) 5    But if you will look to God and plead with the Almighty,

Jeremiah 36:7 says:

Jeremiah 36:7 (NIV) 7Perhaps they will bring their petition before the LORD, and each will turn from his wicked ways, for the anger and wrath pronounced against this people by the LORD are great.”

 

Should be offered up

a.    In the Holy Spirit. Eph 6:18 says:

Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

 Jude 1:20 says:

Jude 1:20 (NIV) 20But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. 

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b.    In faith. Matthew 21:22 says:

Matthew 21:22 (NIV) 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

James 1:6 says:

James 1:6 (NIV) 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 

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c.    In full assurance of faith. Heb 10:22 says:

Hebrews 10:22 (NIV) 22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 

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d.    In a forgiving spirit. Matthew 6:12 says:

Matthew 6:12 (NIV) 12    Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

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e.    With the heart. Jer 29:13 says:

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) 13You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 

Lam 3:41 says:

Lamentations 3:41 (NIV) 41    Let us lift up our hearts and our hands     to God in heaven, and say:

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f.    With the whole heart. Psalms 119:58 says:

Psalms 119:58 (NIV) 58    I have sought your face with all my heart;     be gracious to me according to your promise.

Psalms 119:145 says:

Psalms 119:145 (NIV) 145    I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD,     and I will obey your decrees.

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g.    With preparation of heart. Job 11:13 says:

Job 11:13 (NIV) 13    “Yet if you devote your heart to him     and stretch out your hands to him,

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h.    With a true heart. Heb 10:22 says:

Hebrews 10:22 (NIV) 22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 

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i.    With the soul. Psalms 42:4 says:

Psalms 42:4 (NIV) 4    These things I remember     as I pour out my soul:     how I used to go with the multitude,     leading the procession to the house of God,     with shouts of joy and thanksgiving     among the festive throng.

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j.    With the spirit and understanding. John 4:22-24 says:

John 4:22 - 24 (NIV) 22You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.  23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  24God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

1 Corinthians 14:15 says:

1 Corinthians 14:15 (NIV) 15So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. 

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k.    With confidence in God. Psalms 56:9 says:

Psalms 56:9 (NIV) 9    Then my enemies will turn back     when I call for help.     By this I will know that God is for me.

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 John 5:14 says:

John 5:14 (NIV) 14Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 

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l.    With submission to God. Luke 22:42 says:

Luke 22:42 (NIV) 42“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 

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m.    With unfeigned lips. Psalms 17:1 says:

Psalms 17:1 (NIV) 1    Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea;     listen to my cry.     Give ear to my prayer—     it does not rise from deceitful lips.

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n.    With deliberation. Eccl 5:2 says:

Ecclesiastes 5:2 (NIV) 2    Do not be quick with your mouth,     do not be hasty in your heart     to utter anything before God.     God is in heaven     and you are on earth,     so let your words be few.

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o.    With holiness. 1 Timothy 2:8 says:

1 Timothy 2:8 (NIV) 8I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

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1 Timothy 2:8 (NIV) 8I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

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p.    With humility. 2 Chr 7:14; 2 says:

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) 14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 

 2 Chronicles 33:12 says:

2 Chronicles 33:12 (NIV) 12In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. 

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q.    With truth. Psalms 145:18 says:

Psalms 145:18 (NIV) 18    The LORD is near to all who call on him,     to all who call on him in truth.

John 4:24 says:

John 4:24 (NIV) 24God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

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r.    With desire to be heard. Neh 1:6 says:

Nehemiah 1:6 (NIV) 6let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s house, have committed against you. 

Psalms 17:1 says:

Psalms 17:1 (NIV) 1    Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea;     listen to my cry.     Give ear to my prayer—     it does not rise from deceitful lips.

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Psalms 61:1 says:

Psalms 61:1 (NIV) 1    Hear my cry, O God;     listen to my prayer.

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s.    With desire to be answered. Psalms 27:7; 102:2 says:

Psalms 27:7 (NIV) 7    Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;     be merciful to me and answer me.

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t.    With boldness. Heb 4:16 says:

Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) 16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) 16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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u.    With earnestness. 1 Thessalonians 3:10 says:

1 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV) 10Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

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James 5:17 (NIV) 17Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 

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v.    With importunity. Gen 32:26 says:

Genesis 32:26 (NIV) 26Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

Luke 11:8-9 says:

Luke 11:8 - 9 (NIV) 8I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness£ he will get up and give him as much as he needs. 9“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 

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w.    Night and day. 1 Tim 5:5 says:

1 Timothy 5:5 (NIV) 5The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. 

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x.    Without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says:

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV) 17pray continually; 

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y.    Everywhere. 1 Tim 2:8 says:

1 Timothy 2:8 (NIV) 8I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

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z.    In everything. Phil 4:6 says:

Philippians 4:6 (NIV) 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 

Intercessory Prayer

x    Christ set an example of. Luke 22:32 says:

Luke 22:32 (NIV) 32But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Luke 23:34 says:

Luke 23:34 (NIV) 34Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”£ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

John 17:9-24 says:

John 17:9 - 24 (NIV) 9I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.  10All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.  11I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.  12While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. 13“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.  14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.  15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.  16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  17Sanctify£ them by the truth; your word is truth.  18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.  19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. 20“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,  21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:  23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

Prayer, Private.

1.x    Christ was constant in. Matthew 14:23 says:

Matthew 14:23 (NIV) 23After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 

Mark 26:36 says:


 

Mark 26:39 says:

 

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Mark 1:35 says:

Mark 1:35 (NIV) 35Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 

Luke 9:18 says:

Luke 9:18 (NIV) 18Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”

Luke 9:29 says:

Luke 9:29 (NIV) 29As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 

 

 

.  x  Nothing should hinder. Dan 6:10 says:

Daniel 6:10 (NIV) 10Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. 

Public Prayer

. x   God promises to hear. 2 Chr 7:14-16 says:

2 Chronicles 7:14 - 16 (NIV) 14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  15Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.  16I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

 

 

x    Instituted form of. Luke 11:2 says:

Luke 11:2 (NIV) 2He said to them, “When you pray, say:     “‘Father,£     hallowed be your name,     your kingdom come.£

.  x  Urge others to join in. Psalms 95:6 says:

Psalms 95:6 (NIV) 6    Come, let us bow down in worship,     let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

Zechariah 8:21 says:

Zechariah 8:21-22 (NIV) 21and the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. I myself am going.’ 

Prayer, Social and Family.

1. x   Promise of answers to Matthew 18:19 says:

Matthew 18:19 (NIV) 19“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 

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