Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. - Psalm 119:105

Discipleship

The Preparation for Prayer

By Robert B. Munger
Have a desire - Want to seek Christ out!

1. Desire - Want to seek Him out.

  • Ps. 27:8 for a personal relationship with God. The first thing you need to do is you have to want to pray!

2. Decision- Give prayer your priority time.

  • Daniel did. Daniel 6:1-3) 10
  • Jesus did. Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12; 22:39-46. Make an appointment with God.

3. Determination - Make a commitment and keep it.

  • Learning to pray is like learning a new language. It takes time effort and use.
  • We are all beginners with prayer.

4. Expectation- God will be there to receive you. Luke 11:13; Heb. 4:16.

  • He is gracious, good, eager response.
  • Come to enjoy Him, to be with Him, and He with you.
  • Use of meditation, hymnal, devotional guides, etc.

5. Have a place for prayer.

  • Jesus did. Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12; 22:39

6. Listen for God's Word to you. Matt. 4:4; John 15:7; II Tim, 3:16-17.

6. Pray specifically. Mark 10:50-52; Phil. 4:6.

  • Faith sized requests
  • Be definite - "give me this mountain" Josh, 14:12.

7. Pray persistently. Luke 11:5-10~ 18:1-8; Matt. 26:36-46

8. Pray freelyand fully. Pour out your heart. Matt. 26:36-46; 27:45-46

9. When difficult or unreal pray audibly or you can write out the prayer

10. Pray confidently with thanksgiving. Phil, 4:6-7; I Thess, 5:16-18,


© 1988  Into Thy Word Ministries www.intothyword.com From the teaching notes of Robert B. Munger and R. J. Krejcir

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