Discipleship Lesson #4 – Prayer

   Discipleship 4 Prayer Bro. Tony Seale CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

Is prayer really that important and, if so, how should I pray?    

Luke 18:1-8 (A parable from Jesus on why we should always pray)

  • Psalm 86:3 (David prayed daily)
  • Psalm 55:17 (David prayed 3 times a day)
  • Daniel 6:10 (Daniel prayed 3 times a day)

What is Prayer ?  (John 15:13-16)

  • The simple definition is that prayer is communication between you and God just as you would communicate with your friend.

What Prayer is not? (Matthew 6:5-7)

  • Prayer is not to be fleshy or for show and it is not to be vain repetitions.

What should our prayers consist of ?     

A         Adoration – Giving praise and honor to God for what he has done. (Psalms 95:6)

C         Confession – Confessing known sin in our lives for forgiveness. (Psalms 32:5)

Sin in our lives can hinder our prayers from getting answered (Isaiah 59:1-2)

T         Thanksgiving – Giving God thanks for everything. (Philippians 4:6)

It is the will of God for us to give thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

S          Supplication – Making request to God for things needed and wanted. (Philippians 4:6)

For others first (1 Samuel 12:23)

For ourselves last (James 4:1-3)

* With all of these being done in the name of Jesus Christ (John  16:24)

What are some things that can hinder our Prayers?    

1)  Lack of faith (James 1:6,7)

2)  Not praying in the will of God (Luke 22:42)

3)  Disobedience to God’s word (John 14:13-14)

4)  Not being will to forgive others (Mark 11:25)

5)  Husbands and wives not performing their roles as husbands and wives (1 Peter 3:7)