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Strengthen Your Relationships Through Prayer 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and

Strengthen Your Relationships Through Prayer 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6: 18 NLT

Types of Prayers

Types of Prayers

Types of Prayers Communion (All day all the time) Supplication (Lifting up your needs)

Types of Prayers Communion (All day all the time) Supplication (Lifting up your needs) Intercession (On behalf of others) Thanksgiving (What God has done for you) Corporate (Agreement with others) Worship (Focus on God and Who He is) Consecration (Setting yourself apart to follow God’s will) Imprecation (King David) Blessing (That God will bless others)

Why Do You Pray?

Why Do You Pray?

Why Do You Pray? To know and draw closer to God Builds Our Relationship

Why Do You Pray? To know and draw closer to God Builds Our Relationship with Jesus (He prayed) Helps Us Overcome Temptation Helps Us Understand God's Will A Weapon of Spiritual Warfare For protection and healing (self, family, friends, etc. ) To show our gratitude for all He has done for us

Reasons to Pray

Reasons to Pray

Reasons to Pray To Seek the face of God For Physical and Emotional Peace

Reasons to Pray To Seek the face of God For Physical and Emotional Peace Favor Wisdom Direction/Guidance Healing Increase Strength

Why Do You Pray? To Seek God (quality time)

Why Do You Pray? To Seek God (quality time)

Reasons to Pray To Seek the face of God 6 Seek the Lord while

Reasons to Pray To Seek the face of God 6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. Isaiah 55: 6 -7 NLT 6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. Matt 6: 6 NLT 11 Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him 1 Chronicles 16: 11 NLT

Why Do You Pray? For Physical and Emotional Peace

Why Do You Pray? For Physical and Emotional Peace

Reasons to Pray For Physical and Emotional Peace I wait quietly before God, for

Reasons to Pray For Physical and Emotional Peace I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. Psalm 62: 1 NLT 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 7 NLT 7 When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them. Proverbs 16: 7 NLT

Why Do You Pray? Favor

Why Do You Pray? Favor

Reasons to Pray Favor 17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be

Reasons to Pray Favor 17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands. Psalm 90: 17 NASB 12 For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5: 12 NASB 22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD. Proverb 18: 22 NASB

Why Do You Pray? Wisdom

Why Do You Pray? Wisdom

Reasons to Pray Wisdom 5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and

Reasons to Pray Wisdom 5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1: 5 NLT 11 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. 12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer. Proverb 9: 11 -12 NLT 8 To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper. Proverb 19: 8 NLT

Why Do You Pray? Direction/Guidance

Why Do You Pray? Direction/Guidance

Reasons to Pray Direction/Guidance 9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines

Reasons to Pray Direction/Guidance 9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Proverb 16: 9 NLT 11 For I know the plans I have for you, ” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29: 11 NLT 17 This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow Isaiah 48: 17 NLT

Why Do You Pray? Healing

Why Do You Pray? Healing

Reasons to Pray Healing 6 Behold, I will bring to it health and healing,

Reasons to Pray Healing 6 Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth. Jeremiah 33: 6 NASB 2 O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me. Psalm 30: 2 NASB 3 He heals the brokenhearted, And binds up their wounds. Psalm 147: 3 NASB

Why Do You Pray? Increase

Why Do You Pray? Increase

Reasons to Pray Increase 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then

Reasons to Pray Increase 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9: 8 NLT 22 The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Proverb 10: 22 NLT 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine. Proverb 3: 9 -10 NLT

Why Do You Pray? Strength

Why Do You Pray? Strength

Reasons to Pray Strength 32 God arms me with strength, and he makes my

Reasons to Pray Strength 32 God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. Psalm 18: 32 NLT 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40: 29 NKJV 26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Psalm 73: 26 NLT

How Does Prayer Strengthen a Relationship?

How Does Prayer Strengthen a Relationship?

How Does Prayer Strengthen a Relationship? Spending time with God Spending time with family

How Does Prayer Strengthen a Relationship? Spending time with God Spending time with family Spending time with the body of Christ

Results of Prayer

Results of Prayer

Results of Prayer Samson’s strength restored – Judges 16: 28 Hannah had a son

Results of Prayer Samson’s strength restored – Judges 16: 28 Hannah had a son – 1 Sam 1: 12 -18 God’s power is displayed (Elijah) – 1 Kings 18: 36 -39 Hezekiah’s life was extended – 2 Kings 20: 1 -6 Daniel receives insight and favor – Daniel 2: 16 -23 Jesus received peace about God’s Will – Luke 22: 42 Peter is freed from prison – Acts 12: 5 -11

Why We Pray We must be able to pray at all times because we

Why We Pray We must be able to pray at all times because we aren’t always going to be in a “church” environment. We must be able to overcome when we are out on the battlefield. It’s our prayers that connects and keeps us close to our greatest source of power. When we are able to over come life’s challenges, our relationship with God deepens. We begin to understand more through prayer (remember that prayer is a two way street…a time to request and a time to receive) God’ will for our life.

Hands-up, Pair-up, Pray-up Prayer is like a superpower except you don’t have to be

Hands-up, Pair-up, Pray-up Prayer is like a superpower except you don’t have to be a superhero to have access to it