By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 26, 2017

  • The man Christ Jesus makes prayer possible as the mediator between God and man. I Timothy 2:5
  • We need our intercessor to help when we pray. Romans 8:26-27
  • Who has the right of prayer? I Peter 3:12; John 9:31
    • Ephesians 1:3
  • Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life. Luke 18:1; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2; I Thessalonians 5:17; Psalms 119:164; Daniel 6:1
  • Prayer is also an important part in assembly worship. Acts 2:42
  • Elements of acceptable prayer:
    • To God – Matthew 6:9; Acts 7:59
    • Through Jesus – John 14:13; I Timothy 2:5
    • In faith – James 1:6
    • If it be God’s will – I John 5:14
    • With forgiving heart – Mark 11:15-26
    • With right motives – James 4:3
    • Be a doer of His will – I John 3:22
  • In the assembly:
    • One who leads, lead so that others can say, “amen.” – I Corinthians 14:19
  • How do we know Go answers prayer?
    • One word is the answer: FAITH. James 1:6; I John 5:15
  • How does God answer prayer?
    • Deuteronomy 29:29
    • Relative to spiritual things, He answers through His laws governing spiritual things. Luke 23:34
    • Relative to material things, He answers through His laws concerning material things. Romans 15:30-31
    • If there is more beyond this, God knows.
  • Jesus prayed:
    • At the beginning of His ministry. Luke 3:21
    • At the beginning of His day. Matthew 1:35
    • At meal time. Matthew 15:36
    • At close of His day. Mark 14:23
    • The night before selecting apostles. Luke 6:12-13
    • At His transfiguration. Luke 9:28-35
    • At Gethsemane. Luke 14:32-35
    • He closed His life on earth in prayer. Luke 23:34, 36

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