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Base 17: Deepening of Prayer and Fasting

Base 17: Deepening of Prayer and Fasting

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Base 17, NII, Deepening of Prayer and Fasting

MEGA ZOÉ (ABUNDANT LIFE) CHURCH

TRAINING SCHOOL FOR DISCIPLES AND LEADERS

SECOND LEVEL – BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR AN ABUNDANT CHRISTIAN LIFE

Study Num. 8

DEEPENING OF PRAYER AND FASTING

Memorize:  Mark 9:29:  “He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”

 

Name:  ________________________________________________

Date:  _________________________________________________

 

Introduction: To pray is to talk with God, a conversation in both directions; is opening to Him and hearing Him.  You can pray in any place and at any time.

 

  1. Prayer elements:

We can use the acronym “CP/WPT”

1.1   Confession – 1 John 1:9; Psalm 66:18; Proverbs 28:13

1.2   Praise/Worship – Psalm 86:12; Hebrews 13:15

1.3   Petition:

a.       For others – intercession – Colossians 4:12;

Ephesians 6:18, 19 (not to pray for others is a sin –

1 Samuel 12:23)

b.   Ask God to send workers to His field – Matthew

9:37

c.       For us – petition – Matthew 7:7, 8; 6:11

 

1.4   Thanksgiving – Ephesians 5:20; Philippians 4:6, 7;

1 Thessalonians 5:18; Psalm 86:12

 

  1. Reasons to pray:

2.1   It is a biblical order – Luke 18:1-7;  “ pray continually” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17; and we need it – Philippians 4:6, 7

2.2   Christ’s example – Mark 1:35

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

2.3   Paul’s example

Always praying – Colossians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 3:10,

“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”  1 Corinthians 11:1

2.4   To reach spiritual victory over dark powers and rulers –

Ephesians 6:12, 13, 18

2.5   To find mercy and grace – Hebrews 4:14-16

 

  1. Obstacles for an effective prayer

 

3.1    Sin – Isaiah 59:1, 2

3.2    Doubt – James 1:6; Mark 11:24

3.3    Ask with wrong motives – James 4:3

3.4    Family relationships – 1 Peter 3:7

3.5    Lack of forgiveness – Mark 11:25, 26; Matthew 6:15

3.6    Pride – 1 Peter 5:5

3.7    Spiritual forces, Satan – Ephesians 6:12; Daniel 10:2, 12, 14

 

  1. How to discover the riches of prayer

 

4.1    Keeping His commandments and doing what pleases

Him – 1 John 3:22

4.2    Ask according to God’s will – 1 John 5:14

4.3    Ask with faith – Matthew 21:22

4.4   Remain in His Word – John 15:7

4.5    Forgive – Mark 11:25

4.6    Be humble – 1 Peter 5:5

4.7    Maintain our priorities in order – Matthew 6:33

4.8    Be specific – Mark 10:51

 

  1. Prayer’s fruits

 

5.1    To receive the Holy Spirit – Luke 11:9, 13

5.2    Peace – Philippians 4:6, 7

5.3    Joy – John 16:24

5.4    Liberation of worries – 1 Peter 5:7

5.5    Healing – James 5:13-15

5.6    Growing in faith as Abraham – Genesis 18:16-33

5.7    Revival – 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

6.  Collective prayer within the Body of Christ – Acts 2:42;

4:31; Matthew 18:19, 20

 

TASK:  1.  Memorize Philippians 4:6, 7

2.   Make a daily list of prayer and use it                    

3.   Begin to read the Psalms, hymns and choruses,

and make a list of God’s names to use it in the

worshipping and in prayer.                                    

 

EXERCISE:  Does God always answer our prayer with a “yes”?

See how the Lord answers in these cases.  Draw a line between

the biblical  reference  and  the  best  description  of  the prayer

answer:

 

A.   1 John 5:14, 15 1.  Postponed answer – “in waiting”

 

B.   2 Corinthians 12:7-9 2.  Different answer

 

C.   John 11:1-44 3.  Definite answer – “Yes”

 

D.   Acts 16:1-10 4.  Scattered answer

 

E.   Deuteronomy 7:22 5.  Negative answer – “No”

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