Eight Glasses of Water a Day
Big Idea: Prayer is simply our ongoing communication with our Heavenly Father. I’ve compared Prayer to our daily intake of water, because without water we will die. Listening to and speaking with God regularly keeps us healthy and refreshed.
Four different types of prayer
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV
Supplications are strong, warfare prayers to be used when we are taking authority over evil spirits. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 ESV
“But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. “But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armour on which he had relied and distributes his plunder. “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters. Luke 11:20-23 NASB
Prayers are petitions, simply asking like a child asking his parent for food.
“Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? “Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
Luke 11:11-13 NASB
“Give us this day our daily bread”. Matthew 6:11 NASB
Intercession is when we stand in for another person, between him and God.
… and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB
“I beseech You, O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father’s house have sinned.
Nehemiah 1:5c-6 NASB
Thanksgiving is giving thanks for the good that God has done.
… in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. Psalms 100:4 NASB
What does the Bible say about prayer?
God wants to answer our prayers all the time.
Jeremiah 33:3 NASB
Luke 11:9-10 NASB
We should pray about everything and without ceasing.
Philippians 4:6-7 NASB
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 ESV
Because we are Co-rulers with him, God does what we ask.
John 14:13 ESV
Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV
Prayer changes us while changing things.
2 Peter 1:4 ESV
1 John 5:14-15 ESV
John 15:7 ESV
Our joy is to be full in prayer.
John 15:11 ESV
John 16:24 ESV
Luke 11:8-10 ESV
God doesn’t need us but he has chosen us as partners in Kingdom work.
Romans 8:26-27 ESV
John 5:19 and 30 ESV
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