Mediation and Prayer
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Promises Regarding Prayer
By what title does
the psalmist address God?
O you who
hear prayer, to you all men will
come. Psalm 65:2.
Of whom does the
Bible teach that God is a rewarder?
He rewards those
who earnestly seek him.
How willing is God
to hear and answer prayer?
If you, then,
though you are evil, know how to give
good gifts to your children, how much
more will your Father in heaven
give good gifts to those who ask
What above all else
shows Gods willingness to do
He who did not
spare his own Son, but gave him up
for us all how will he not
also, along with him, graciously give
us all things? Romans 8:32.
First Step in Prayer
what conditions are we promised
and it will be given to
you; seek and
you will find; knock
and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives; he
who seeks finds; and to him who
knocks, the door will be
opened. Matthew 7:7,8.
whom do all good and perfect gifts
Every good and
perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of the
heavenly lights, who does not
change like shifting shadows.
one lacks wisdom, what is he told to
If any of you
lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all without
finding fault, and it will be given
to him. Verse 5.
Conditions to Answered Prayer
How must one ask in
order to receive?
But when he
asks, he must believe and not
doubt, because he who doubts is
like the wave of the sea, blown and
tossed by the wind. That man should
not think he will receive anything
from the Lord; he is a double-mined
man, unstable in all he does.
what conditions does the psalmist say
the Lord will not hear prayer?
If I had
cherished sin in my heart, the
Lord would not have listened.
Psalm 66:18. (See Isaiah 59:1.2;
prayers does Solomon say are an
turns a deaf ear to the law, even his
prayers are detestable.
and discord quench the spirit of
prayer. (1 Peter 3:1-7.) Many grieve
the Spirit and drive Christ from
their homes by giving way to
impatience and passion. Angels of God
flee from homes where there are
unkind words, contention, and strife.
whom did Christ teach us to pray?
But I tell you:
Love your enemies and pray for
those who persecute you.
Note We cannot
hate those for whom we pray
praying, what must we do in order to
And when you
stand praying, if you hold anything
against anyone, forgive
him, so that your Father in heaven
may forgive our sins.
Place, and Content of Prayer
What did Christ say
concerning secret prayer?
But when you
pray, go into your room, close the
door and pray to your Father, who is
unseen. Then your Father, who sees
what is done in secret, will reward
To what place did
Jesus retire for secret devotion?
After he had
dismissed them, he went up on a
mountainside by himself to pray.
When evening came, he was there
alone. Matthew 14:23.
With what should
our prayers be mingled?
Do not be
anxious about anything, but in
everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your
requests to God. Philippians
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