Prayer Is…Many Things

Through prayer we maintain a sense of dependence on God. Prayer is something we must be taught to do, and we need continual reminders to pray and to refine our abilities to pray. We should greatly desire to approach God in the manner – and with the words – that He longs to hear from us.

GOD-CENTERED

A. He is emphasized (Psalm 105:1–5)
B. He is approached (1 Tim 6:15–16; Heb 4:14-16)

MAN-BENDING

A. Yielding to His word (John 15:7)
B. Yielding to His will (1 John 5:14)
C. Yielding to His discipline (Psalm 143:7–10)

COMMUNICATION

A. A heart’s desire (Romans 10:1)
B. A friend with friend (Jas 2:23)
C. A parent with child (John 3:1)

WORK

A. Laboring with Christ (Matt 12:30)
B. Laboring with the church (Rom 15:30; Col 4:12; Acts 12:5)
C. Laboring like Christ (Mark 1:35; 14:32-32; 22:31-32; John 17:20-21)

WARFARE

A. Fighting with power (Eph 6:10–17)
B. Fighting with persistence (Eph 6:18)
C. Fighting with the Commander (Heb 2:9-11)

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