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How are you all doing today?

I am blessed

and very much so!

the prayer

OurFather who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 3Give usthis our daily bread. 4And forgive usour sins; as we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead usnot into temptation; but deliver us from evil

The prayer.
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I believe in God the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ His only son our

Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and suffered under Pontius Pilate, who was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell, and rose again on the third day, and ascended into heaven from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in Holy Spirit, in the holy universal church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrectionof the dead, and lifeeverlasting.

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I believe in God the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ His only Son our

Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and suffered under Pontius Pilate, who was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell, and rose again on the third day, and ascended into heaven from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in Holy Spirit, in the holy universal church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrectionof the dead, and lifeeverlasting.

guidance from scripture
Guidance from Scripture.

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. James 5.

two things will go on now
Two things will go on now.

1. Those of you who happy sing praises.

2. Those of you who are hurting come for prayer at the front.

a spiritual rule
A spiritual rule.

God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

the power of united prayer
The Power of United prayer.

Jesus said, “ If two of you shall agree on anything it will be granted of them by My Father in heaven.”

prayer time paul s advice to timothy

I give you this instruction in keeping so that by following them you may fight the good fight, holding on to faith and a good conscience. …. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2 for kings, and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth

Prayer time. Paul’s advice to Timothy
praying for leadership
Praying for leadership.

Heavenly Father I give thanks for ___________ who is in a position of ruling authority. I ask you to give to them the wisdom and courage to lead us in the right way that brings peace.

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Praying for leadership.

Heavenly Father I give thanks for Governor Bush, who is a leader of our state. I ask you to give to him the wisdom and courage to lead us in the right way that brings peace.

those in spiritual leadership
Those in spiritual leadership.

Heavenly Father I give you thanks for _____________ who you have placed in a position of leadership in the church, please give them the boldness to proclaim the good news of Jesus with real wisdom.

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Those in spiritual leadership.

Heavenly Father I give you thanks for Rick Warren, who you have placed in a position of leadership in your kingdom, please give him the boldness to proclaim the good news of Jesus with real wisdom.

prayer for another part of his church here in our area
Prayer for another part of His church here in our area.

Pray for a church you pass in coming here.

Heavenly Father I give you thanks for another part of your church here in town named __________, would you bless them in a special way today with much encouragement, enlightenment, and with a fresh revelation of Yourself.

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Prayer for another part of His church here in our area.

Heavenly Father I give you thanks for another part of your church here New Life. Would you bless Pastor Linkous and the other leaders in a special way. Give much encouragement, enlightenment, and with a fresh revelation of Yourself.

for the at large church in titusville
For the at large church in Titusville.

This is portions of Jesus prayer for the church, as recorded in John 17

Holy Father keep us that we may be one, and that we may have your joy made full in us. We are not asking to be taken out of the world, but to be kept from the evil one. Sanctify us in your word, which is truth. Make us truly one with You and with each other.

for a fellow believer
For a fellow believer.

I pray Father that out of Your glorious riches You will strengthen ___________ with power through your Spirit in their inner being, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. And I pray that they, being rooted and established in your love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

a family member
A family member.

Heavenly Father I thank you for ______________, who has blessed me in so many ways. I ask that you will impart to them all the grace and truth that they need. Show me how I can express gratitude to them.

for someone who is having a hard time in life right now
For someone who is having a hard time in life right now.

Heavenly Father I ask in behalf of Norm Penn and his family, that You will meet the need of comfort and peace that is in their life right now.

listening time
Listening time!

Heavenly Father is there anything you desire to say to me at this time.

title of message
Title of message.

Lets wake up, before death wakes us up.

Sub title.

Rediscovering the presence of God in every day life.

a sure sign you are praying well
A sure sign you are praying well!

You will get pregnant.

Then you will decide whether or not to abort, or give birth to what God has said to you.

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Complete this statement by Jesus Christ?

My house shall be called a house of _______________ for all nations.

prayer

three questions
Three QUESTIONS?

1. Where is God’s house?

2 What does all nations mean and why did Jesus say this?

3. What is prayer? Define it.

all nations
ALL NATIONS?

NATIONS = PEOPLE GROUPS.

Col.3.10And have put on the new man, 11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Race - denomination - nationality - class.- no longer any dividing walls.

what is prayer
What is prayer?

Prayer is communication between God the Father and one or more of His children.

All communication involves talking and listening.

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A quote from Michael Jordan the best basketball player ever says

The minute you get away from the basic fundamentals ---- the bottom will fall out of whatever you are doing!!

what are the basics of an education
What are the basics of an education?

reading, writing,

and arithmetic.

a question
A question?

On a scale of 1 - 10 how important is reading to getting an education?

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A question?

On a scale of 1 - 10 how important is throwing to playing an baseball?

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A question?

On a scale of 1 - 10 how important is prayer to living the Christian life?

our mission for this time together
Our mission for this time together.

To allow Holy Spirit to show or remind us of the vital natureof time alone with God in our daily life, and to improve our way of doing it, and to get us to commit TIME to this.

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What will happen

when we pray!

some prayer stories
Some prayer stories.

1. Dunklin and South Africa.

2. The man on the plane.

3. How the prayer chapel got there.

4. Finding my watch.

jesus said that there was one needful thing
Jesus said that there was ‘ one needful thing’!

This has to be a basic of the basics.

Do you know what this is, and if you do know, are you doing this now?

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38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

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41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

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The biblical name for the activity of sitting at His feet and listening to His word, is__________

PRAYER

one simple thing jesus christ told us to do
one simple thing Jesus Christ told us to do.

“ When you pray, go into yourcloset and when you have closed the door, pray to your FATHER who is in secret: and your FATHER who sees in secret will reward you openly.”Matthew 6.6

practical goal
Practical goal!

To ask you to commit to 15 minutes of personal prayer five time a week for three months.

what is the biggest difficulty you have in prayer
What is the biggest difficulty you have in prayer?

Out of the following which do you struggle with the most? Consistency?Finding time?Mind wandering?Knowing God’s voice?Really trusting God to answer?Knowing what to ask?Discouragement in unanswered prayers?

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The primary purpose of prayer is to build and maintain a dynamiclove relationship with God.

the main thing
THE MAIN THING.
  • THE MAIN THING IS TO KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING.
a good question asked of jesus
A GOOD QUESTION ASKED OF Jesus.

a lawyer asked Him, “ Teacher

which is THE GREAT commandment

in the law? Matthew 22.35,36

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A question?

If you gave your life partner, or best friend as much time as you are giving God, would they be satisfied?

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one simple thing Jesus Christ told us to do.

“ When you pray, go into yourcloset and when you have closed the door, pray to your FATHER who is in secret: and your FATHER who sees in secret will reward you openly.”Matthew 6.6

to do this you will need
To do this you will need …...

1. A place you can do it. ‘ your closet.’

2. A time when you will do it.

3. A plan that you can follow.

the importance of a plan
The importance of a plan.

If you do not have some plan, you will wander around and have a hard time with it.

Jesus said, “ the children of the world are wiser than the children of light.”

a prayer of repentance and request for grace and mercy
A prayer of repentance and request for grace and mercy.

My Lord and God, so much has happened, I have loved and hated, I have spoken when I should not, and not spoken when I should have,

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I have decided and waffled, I have hurt and helped, I have sinned and done well, I have honored and dishonored You,

I have not prayed as I should,

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O God of all mercy help me to believe in new beginnings, and in my beginning again, no matter how much I have failed before.

Beginnings in a restored and better relationship with You and others, and a new faith that works by love.

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To begin forgiving as you forgive,

To begin loving with your type of love,

To give You a priority place in my life,

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To begin growing again into Christ likeness,

To have a consistent prayer life,

Help me to be a new beginning for others,

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To be family for those without family, To be a giver of hope to the despairing, To be a reconciler to the divided, To be sweetness to the soured,

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To be a guide to the lost, To be gentleness to the angered, To be a deliver to the imprisoned, To be a peace maker to those at war.

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Help me to believe in beginnings, to make beginnings, to be a beginning, so that I may not grow old but new, in this wonderful life you have called me to live, and live it with the passion and love of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Help me to have a better and deeper relationship with you in this coming year. Let me make prayer time for you in my life schedule, and let me not to do all the talking but learn to listen to you.

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To this end I ask YOU to fill me with Holy Spirit, who will discipline me so that I can be changed, and become a change factor in this world in your behalf. You promised that you as a good Father would give Holy Spirit to all who asked you. So I say thanks and I will live and love in His guidance and power this day.

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Practical goal!

To ask you to commit to 15 minutes of personal prayer five time a week for three months.

need help
Need help?

Sign up for a class on Prayer 101, or Bible 101. I will teach for the next twelve weeks on Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 9.00 a.m. or 10.30 a.m. Call Shirlene at 269 6702 ext 202. Classes start this week.