OUTLINE & VIDEO // Lesson 9: Success in Prayer

Attitude Toward Prayer 

  • Luke 11:5-13; 18:1-8 (also Luke 1:53; Rev. 3:14-18)
    1. Our lack
    2. God’s supply
    3. Prayer = the bridge
  • Acts 6:4 – prayer is essential to early church

Confidence in Prayer

  • Daniel 9:18; Luke 18:9-14; Hebrews 4:15-16; 10:19-22 (also Luke 7:47)
    1. Don’t lean on your own “righteousness”
    2. Lean 100% on God’s mercy and forgiveness through the gospel
    3. Approach as a forgiven sinner (see also Matthew 6:12)

What to Pray

  • 1 John 5:14-15 – pray according to God’s will
    • Isaiah 55:8-11 – God’s will is known through God’s word
      • Daniel 9:1-3 – pray according to what is shown in Scripture
  • Matthew 6:7-13 – “The Lord’s Prayer”
    • 6:9 – worship God for who He is
    • 6:10 – pray God’s will to happen
      • God’s will is like a powerful train
      • Our prayers are like the tracks
    • 6:11 – pray for needs
      • Zechariah 10:1 – no promise of provision without prayer
    • 6:12 – pray for forgiveness
      • Forgive others immediately (Mark 11:22-25)
    • 6:13 – pray for righteousness // pray against Satan
  • See also Video: God’s Will & Our Prayers (24 min)

Recommend Action:

  • Train someone in the highlighted passages
  • Ask God how you can obey this
    • Do what He shows

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