The Practice of Powerful Prayer

10 Principles on the Practice of Powerful Prayer

  1. Pray PASSIONATELY
    • Luke 22:44
    • Hebrews 5:7
  2.  Pray PERSISTENTLY
    • Luke 11:5-13
    • Luke 18:1-8
      • R.A. Torrey–“God delights in the holy boldness that will not take no for an answer.  It is an expression of great faith and nothing pleases God more than faith.”
  3. Pray living in OBEDIENCE TO GOD
    • 1 John 3:22
  4. Pray according to the WILL of God
    • 1john 5:14-15
    • How can we know the will of God?
      • By His Word
      • By His Holy Spirit
  5. Pray in the SPIRIT
    • Ephesians 6:18
  6. Pray in FAITH
    • Mark 11:24
    • James 1:6-7
    • Our faith is not rooted in prayer…our faith is rooted in a Person–The Lord Jesus Christ
  7. Pray ABIDING in Christ
    • John 15:1-8
    • The branches have no life outside of the vine.  Likewise, we have no life outside of Christ.
  8. Pray with Christ’s WORDS abiding in me
    • John 15:1-8
  9. Pray with THANKSGIVING
    • Philippians 4:6-7
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
  10. Pray in the NAME OF CHRIST
    • John 14:13-14
    • “We can boldly and confidently go before the throne of God because of what Christ has done and is doing.”Charles Spurgeon–“Prayer pulls the rope down below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God.  Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly.  Others give an occasional jerk at the rope.  But he who communicates with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously with all his might.”