The life of prayer

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Published on February 21, 2014

Author: RADrury



"The Life of Prayer" is a ppp with an overview of what a life of prayer is and how we might go about walking that out.

The Life of Prayer

What is the life of prayer?        Is it about my righteousness before God? Is it about my calling and purpose? Is it about being significant? Is it about fixing myself and inner healing? Is it about hiding from the world and sin? Is it about the church or the Kingdom of God? Is it about me or about us?

What do you want to accomplish? Change outward conditions Change your inner man Get close to God Both Other

Are we all treated the same by God?

Streams of God The Prayer-Filled Life  The Virtuous Life  The Spirit-Empowered Life  The Compassionate Life  The Word-Centered Life  The Sacramental Life 

Called Use gifts and talents to fulfill life’s calling.  Find communion with God in fulfilling or working at my calling.  My passion is ________ .  Wonder why others don’t _________ .  Called to Prayer Use gifts and talents to pray.  Find communion with God in prayer.  My passion is prayer.  Wonder why others don’t pray.  Everyone Prays

The Resources The Real Distractions Pride  Anger  Fear  Suffering  Pain / Sickness  Ambition  Coveting  Greed  Lust  Jesus Christ  Scripture  Song  Humility  Endurance  Contentment  Hope  Love  Faith  Daily life

The battle for the inner man

Place of Prayer Prayer closet  Prayer meetings  Prayer rooms  Daily Living     Practice of His presence Sacrament of the Moment Burden Bearing Spirit Warfare ◦ Through lifestyle ◦ Through focused words and deeds Life of Prayer

Types of Prayer -Normal Intercession  Fellowship  Waiting / Listening  Bodily Worship  Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God. --Andrew Murray

Types of Prayer – Non-typical Wishing  Dreaming  Hoping  Worship (Rom. 12:1)  Submission  Serving  Giving  Forgiving  There is a mighty lot of difference between saying prayers and praying. --John G. Lake

Intercession Praying scripture  Crafted prayer  Journal / List  Circle prayers  Group prayers  Prayer stations  Prayer boards  I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. —John Wesley

Fellowship Worship  Praise  Conversation  ◦ ―Lord Jesus have mercy on me a sinner‖ ◦ ―Come Lord Jesus‖ Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? -- Corrie Ten Boom

Waiting / listening Silence  Solitude  Meditation  Contemplation  Pray, and let God worry. -- Martin Luther

Bodily worship Kneeling  Bowing  Lying prostrate  Dance  Clapping  Singing  Sitting  Standing  There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. --Teresa of Avila

What is hindering you the most? What you don’t know What you don’t know in your heart, what you are failing to grasp through experience is the thing that is hindering your transformation into Christlikeness.

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