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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Biblical Prayer

LIVING TO THE GLORY OF GOD DAILY

A STUDY IN BIBLICAL PRAYER

Charles e. Whisnant, July 28, 2010 Part One

1A    THE PLACE OF PRAYER IN OUR TOTAL LIVES


1B    A crutch by some, used little by others. Much in some lives.


2B     The Benefits of Prayer
:

1C We gain victory over the devil, and for God. Ephesians 6;12-13

     2C We obtain things by prayer, which is God's appointed means. James 4:2

3C We follow those in the Bible that did pray. Acts 6:2-4; I Thessalonians 3:10; FirstTimothy 1:3

4C We are true followers of Jesus, who made prayer very prominent in our daily lives. Mark 1:35.

5C We have fellowship with Christ in His present ministry. Hebrews 7:25.

6C We lay hold of God's appointed means of receiving mercy and grace. Hebrews 4:16

7C We take advantage of God's appointed means of obtaining fullness of joy. John 16:24.

8C We benefit by availing ourselves of God's appointed means of experiencing freedom from all anxiety. Philippians 4:6-7.

9C We obtain the Holy Spirit in the sense of his ministry of power. Luke 11:13.

10C We gain ourselves of God's means by which our hearts are not overcharged with overindulgence, drunkenness, and cares. Luke 21:34-36

11C We accomplish much through prayer.

1D Prayer promotes spiritual growth as Bible study does.

Prayer helps bring to light hidden sins as we invite God to search us. Psalms 139:23-24.

God washes and cleanses Psalms 51:2.

    Opens our eyes to behold wonderful things in His Word Psalms 119;18.

    Gives us wisdom for a spiritual walk James 1:5.

Imparts strength Pslams 119

Changes us more and more into Image 2 Corinthians 3:18.

2D    Prayer draws on power that enables us to do our work.

3D    Prayer makes use of for the conversion of others.

4D    Prayer brings many blessings to the church. By it people root out heresy, solves misunderstanding, dissolves jealousies, and frictions. Psalms 119:126.

2A    WHAT IS PRAYER


1B    WORSHIPFUL ADORATION (PRAISE)

1C Having a spirit permeated by a sense of God, who he is as the God who hears and answers prayer. Psalms 34:1. 70:4. Psalms 84:4. We can worshipfully praise Him for:

1D     His righteousness. Psalms 5; 145;17; 148:7

2D     His strength and mighty works. Psalms 20:13; 31:4; 43:2; 46:1     

3D     His creation. Psalms 148-149

4D     His kingship. Psalms 5

5D     His lovingkindness, in giving benefits. Psalms 108:1

6D     His building up Jerusalem. Psalms 147. The church. Ephesians 16:18

7D     His giving of His Word. Psalms 147:19

8D    His raising up Israel as his people and the Church. Psalms 148:14, Ephesians 2:11-21

9D    His giving of honor to the godly to participate with Him in judging the nations Psalm 149:5-9 and 1 Corinthians 6:2.


2B     THANKSGIVING:

     Psalms 7:17, Psalms 30:1-4; Psalms 34.

    Psalms 44; 51:17; 75:1. Psalms 136.


3B     CONFESSION

    Of sins. Proverbs 28:13 and 1 John 1:9, Job 42:6; Psalms 25:11


4B PETITION (DIRCT REQUESTS
.)

    Daniel 2:18; 9:16-19


5B INTERCESSION: (PRAYER ON BEHALF OF OTHERS.)