What is Prayer?

.Prayer is two-way communication with God.
It is the practice of the presence of God.
It is the place where pride is abandoned, praise and thanksgiving are given, and supplication (asking humbly) is made.

Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and being dependent on God.

Prayer is an essential practice of the Christian.
Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope.
Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through the Son of God, Jesus our Lord.
Prayer changes the one praying because in prayer, you are in the presence of God as you lay before Him your complete self in confession and dependence.
There is nothing we can hide from God — when we are reaching into the deepest part of ourselves and admitting our needs and failures, and asking for His strength. In so doing, our hearts are quieted and pride is stripped and we enjoy the presence and power of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords of the universe!

Some of your personal experiences in prayer

God has delivered.
God has healed.
God has _________________________

Why and how should we pray?

John 16:24 _______________________________________
o Philippians 4:6-7 ___________________________________
o Matthew 6:5-15 ____________________________________

What are the conditions for answered Prayer?

o John 15:7 ________________________________________________
o I John 5:14-15 ____________________________________________

1. What prayers has God answered in your life?

2. What prayers are you trusting God to answer in your life?

List some prayers God has answered in your life?
List some prayers you are trusting God to answer for you
Isn’t serving God simply wonderful?

What do the following additional Bible passages teach us about prayer?

o Matthew 7:7-11_____________________________________________
o Ephesians 3:20- 21__________________________________________
o Jeremiah 32:27_____________________________________________
o Jeremiah 33:3______________________________________________
o James 4:3_________________________________________________
o Psalm 66:18_______________________________________________
o IThessalonians5:16-18_________________________________
o Hebrews 4:14-16___________________________________________
o James 1:5 ________________________________________________
o Romans 8:26-27___________________________________________

Some Guidelines for Praying

_ A : ______________________________
_ C: ______________________________
_ T: ______________________________
_ S:_______________________________

The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide (Matthew 6:9-13)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name (Praise)
Your Kingdom come, Your will be done (Submission)
Give us today our daily bread (Supplication)
Forgive us our debts as we also forgive … (Confession)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us … (Prayer for protection)
For thine is the kingdom, and power and the glory forever (Praise)

Called, Equipped and Empowered Session 5 / 10-6-2010
“Moses and Aaron’s Response”(Ex. 4:1-16)
1. What was Moses’ first complaint to God?(vs. 3:11)____
2. What was God’s response? (vs 3:12) ________
3. What was Moses’ second complaint? (vs. 3:13) ________
4. What was God’s reassurance? (vs. 3:14-15) _______
5. What doubts did Moses have concerning the response of the elders? (vs 4:1) ______
6. What was Moses’ third complaint? (vs. 4:1) _________
7. Describe God’s response and the first sign which Moses was to give them. (vs. 2-6) ______
8. What were the two signs the Lord gave Moses to convince the elders that he was sent by God? (vs. 6-7) ____
9. These signs demonstrated God’s power over _____ and His ability to ____ the heart. (vs. 6-7)
10. What was Moses instructed to do in case they did not believe him after seeing the first two miracles? (vs. 9) __
15. Name three reasons why Aaron was a good choice to travel with Moses

**Come to Bible Study on Saturday Morning to get the answers to some of life’s questions on how to be a better disciple and to benefit from the rich discussion.**

Memory Verse (Assurance of Answered Prayer):

“Until now, you have not asked for anything in My Name, Ask and you will
receive, and your joy will be complete.” John 16: 24