July 25, 2021

Healthy Prayer Life – Key #4

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
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Text: I Thessalonians 5:12-22

Series: Eight Keys to a Biblically Healthy Church

Focus: Key #4 – Healthy Prayer Life v. 17

 

Outline:

 

  1. DEFINITION of Prayer

Prayer is COMMUNICATION with GOD

 

  1. TYPES of Prayer

Confession Petition

Intercession Praise

Thanksgiving Submission

 

  1. TRUTHS about Prayer
  1. Prayer does not depend on the right WORDS, but it does depend on the right HEART.
  2. Prayer does not depend on the right POSTURE, but it does depend on HUMILITY.
  3. Prayer does not begin PUBLICLY, it begins PRIVATELY.
  4. Prayer is not something we DO, but it is vital to who we ARE.

 

  1. MODELS of Prayer

Luke 18:13

Matthew 6:8-15

John 14:13-14

 

  1. MOTIVATIONS for Prayer

Matthew 6:9,13—For the Glory of God

Psalm 42:1-2 – Desire for Fellowship

Matthew 6:11 – Meet Needs

James 1:5 – Wisdom

Philippians 1:3-5 – Gratitude

I John 1:9 – Confession

I Timothy 2:1-4 – Concern for the Lost

 

You must remember…

  1. Prayer is your secret weapon in spiritual warfare!
  2. Prayer is expected of all believers!
  3. The prayer life of the people is dependent upon the prayer life of each person!
  4. We are to be a house of prayer!
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