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Prayer


1. Commanded. Isa 55:6; Mt 7:7; Php 4:6.

2. To be offered

a. To God. Ps 5:2; Mt 4:10.

b. To Christ. Lu 23:42; Ac 7:59.

c. To the Holy Spirit. 2Th 3:5.

d. Through Christ. Eph 2:18; Heb 10:19.

3. God hears. Ps 10:17; 65:2.

4. God answers. Ps 99:6; Isa 58:9.

5. Is described as

a. Bowing the knees. Eph 3:14.

b. Looking up. Ps 5:3.

c. Lifting up the soul. Ps 25:1.

d. Lifting up the heart. La 3:41.

e. Pouring out the heart. Ps 62:8.

f. Pouring out the soul. 1Sa 1:15.

g. Calling upon the name of the Lord. Ge 12:8; Ps 116:4; Ac 22:16.

h. Crying to God. Ps 27:7; 34:6.

i. Drawing near to God. Ps 73:28; Heb 10:22.

j. Crying to heaven. 2Ch 32:20.

k. Beseeching the Lord. Ex 32:11.

l. Seeking to God. Job 8:5.

m. Seeking the face of the Lord. Ps 27:8.

n. Making supplication. Job 8:5; Jer 36:7.

6. Acceptable through Christ. Joh 14:13,14; 15:16; 16:23,24.

7. Ascends to heaven. 2Ch 30:27; Re 5:8.

8. Quickening grace necessary to. Ps 80:18.

9. The holy spirit

a. Promised as a Spirit of. Zec 12:10.

b. As the Spirit of adoptions, leads to. Ro 8:15; Ga 4:6.

c. Helps our infirmities in. Ro 8:26.

10. An evidence of conversion. Ac 9:11.

11. Of the righteous, avails much. Jas 5:16.

12. Of the upright, a delight to God. Pr 15:8.

13. Should be offered up

a. In the Holy Spirit. Eph 6:18; Jude 1:20.

b. In faith. Mt 21:22; Jas 1:6.

c. In full assurance of faith. Heb 10:22.

d. In a forgiving spirit. Mt 6:12.

e. With the heart. Jer 29:13; La 3:41.

f. With the whole heart. Ps 119:58,145.

g. With preparation of heart. Job 11:13.

h. With a true heart. Heb 10:22.

i. With the soul. Ps 42:4.

j. With the spirit and understanding. Joh 4:22-24; 1Co 14:15.

k. With confidence in God. Ps 56:9; 86:7; 1Jo 5:14.

l. With submission to God. Lu 22:42.

m. With unfeigned lips. Ps 17:1.

n. With deliberation. Ec 5:2.

o. With holiness. 1Ti 2:8.

p. With humility. 2Ch 7:14; 33:12.

q. With truth. Ps 145:18; Joh 4:24.

r. With desire to be heard. Ne 1:6; Ps 17:1; 55:1,2; 61:1.

s. With desire to be answered. Ps 27:7; 102:2; 108:6; 143:1.

t. With boldness. Heb 4:16.

u. With earnestness. 1Th 3:10; Jas 5:17.

v. With importunity. Ge 32:26; Lu 11:8,9; 18:1-7.

w. Night and day. 1Ti 5:5.

x. Without ceasing. 1Th 5:17.

y. Everywhere. 1Ti 2:8.

z. In everything. Php 4:6.

14. For temporal blessings. Ge 28:20; Pr 30:8; Mt 6:11.

15. For spiritual blessings. Mt 6:33.

16. For mercy and grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:16.

17. Model for. Mt 6:9-13.

18. Vain repetitions in, forbidden. Mt 6:7.

19. Ostentation in, forbidden. Mt 6:5.

20. Accompanied with

a. Repentance. 1Ki 8:33; Jer 36:7.

b. Confession. Ne 1:4,7; Da 9:4-11.

c. Self-abasement. Ge 18:27.

d. Weeping. Jer 31:9; Ho 12:4.

e. Fasting. Ne 1:4; Da 9:3; Ac 13:3.

f. Watchfulness. Lu 21:36; 1Pe 4:7.

g. Praise. Ps 66:17.

h. Thanksgiving. Php 4:6; Col 4:2.

21. Plead in the

a. Promises of God. Ge 32:9-12; Ex 32:13; 1Ki 8:26; Ps 119:49.

b. Covenant of God. Jer 14:21.

c. Faithfulness of God. Ps 143:1.

d. Mercy of God. Ps 51:1; Da 9:18.

e. Righteousness of God. Da 9:16.

22. Rise early for. Ps 5:3; 119:147.

23. Seek divine teaching for. Lu 11:1.

24. Faint not in. Lu 18:1.

25. Continue instant in. Ro 12:12.

26. Avoid hindrances in. 1Pe 3:7.

27. Suitable in affliction. Isa 26:16; Jas 5:13.

28. Shortness of time a motive to. 1Pe 4:7.

29. Postures in

a. Standing. 1Ki 8:22; Mr 11:25.

b. Bowing down. Ps 95:6.

c. Kneeling. 2Ch 6:13; Ps 95:6; Lu 22:41; Ac 20:36.

d. Falling on the face. Nu 16:22; Jos 5:14; 1Ch 21:16; Mt 26:39.

e. Spreading forth the hands. Isa 1:15.

f. Lifting up the hands. Ps 28:2; La 2:19; 1Ti 2:8.

30. The promises of God encourage to. Isa 65:24; Am 5:4; Zec 13:9.

31. The promises of Christ encourage to. Lu 11:9,10; Joh 14:13,14.

32. Experience of past mercies an incentive to. Ps 4:1; 112:2.