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Prayer: The Way to Spiritual Refreshment

The Prominence of Prayer in the Life of Christ

Luke 3:21, 5:16, 6:12, 9:18, 9:28-29, 11:1, 23:32, 23:34, 23:46

The Priority of Prayer for the Christian

  • Luke 21:36
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  • Luke 18:1
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-6

The Particulars of Prayer for the Christian

  • Adoration: Praise for God’s person (Revelation 4:11)
  • Thanksgiving: Appreciation for God’s work (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
  • Intercession: Petition on behalf of others (James 5:16)
  • Petition: Prayer for specific needs (Matthew 6:32-33)
  • Confession: Agreeing with God and receiving His forgiveness for your sin (1 John 1:7-9)

The Principles of Prayer for the Christian

  • Make prayer your first response in all things, not your last.
  • Thank God in all things, no matter how they may appear.
  • Focus on the Lord and not on your problems when you pray.
  • Be specific when you pray, not general.
  • Pray in faith and claim God’s promises.
  • Put your confidence in the faithfulness of God when you pray.