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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

A Biblical Study of Prayer #4

VIIIA    THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF PRAYER

The situation in which we need to pray are as diverse as life itself. Paul says "in everything" Philippians 4:6. Here are a few illustrations:

When you read, I want you to stand, (to be on video). Give an example.

1B    TRIALS:
Psalms 18:6; 34:4-7; 118:5; Psalms 140; 141:1-4; 142:3; 143; 144; Romans 15:30-32; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

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2B    DUTIES IN A BROAD-SPECTURM

    1C    PRAY

1D    BEFORE: in preparation: Nehemiah 1:11; Luke 6:12, Romans 1:10

        2D    DURING: Nehemiah 2:4

        3D    AFTER:
Philippians 1:9-11, Colossians 1:9-12

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3B    RECEIVING CHRIST IN SALVATION: Luke 18:13; Romans 10:13

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4B    IN FREE MOMENTS OR WHEN WE LIE DOWN TO REST. Psalms 119:62; 148.

Example:    

5B    JUST TO THANK GOD. Lots of times in Psalms.

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6B    SEEKING WISDOM AND GUIDANCE: James 1:5

    Example:

7B    FOR DISCERNING THE WORD OF GOD: Psalms 119:18; Ephesians 1:15-16

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8B    FOR VICTORY OVER A LYING, DECEITFUL TONGUE: Psalms 120:1-2

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9B    FOR OPENING DOORS OF EVANGELISM: Ephesians 6:18-20, Colossians 4:3 and Example

10A    FOR CHOOSING LEADERS: Luke 6:12; Acts 113;1-2;

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11A    FOR CIVIL LEADERS; 1 Timothy 2:1-2

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12A    PREACHING GOD'S MESSAGE WITH BOLDNESS AND EFFECTIVENESS: Ephesians 6:19-20; Colossians 4:3-4    

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13A    FOR OTHER'S PROBLEMS: Deuteronomy 9:20; Numbers 12:11-15

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14A    FOR THE SALVATION OF OTHERS: Romans 10:1


 

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15A    FOR THOSE WHO CONDEUM YOU: Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28

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16A    FOR DIVINE ENABLEMENT: Psalms 119:28

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17A    FOR FRUIT: John 15:7-8

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