A BALANCED PRAYER LIFE

 

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this study is to help us develop a more balanced prayer life.

 

OPENER

 

How is your prayer life?

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LESSON

 

WHILE WE ARE ENGAGED IN PRAYER, WE SHOULD SPEND SOME TIME IN DIFFERENT SPIRITUAL CATEGORIES.  HERE ARE FOUR CATEGORIES THAT SHOULD ACCOMPANY OUR PRAYERS.

 

1.      FIRST, WE SHOULD OFFER GOD ADORATION IN OUR PRAYERS.

 

In (Matthew 6:9), how does Jesus begin His prayer?

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How do we express adoration?

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What benefits come to us from praising God in prayer?

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2.      SECOND, WE SHOULD OFFER CONFESSION IN OUR PRAYERS.

 

What does God promise that He will do when we confess our sins (1 John 1:9)?

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3.      THIRD, WE SHOULD OFFER THANKSGIVING IN OUR PRAYERS (1 THESSALONIANS 5:18).

 

What are some things that we should thank God for?

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In (Luke 17:11-19), why was Jesus disappointed with the nine lepers?

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4.      FOURTH, WE SHOULD OFFER SUPPLICATION IN OUR PRAYERS (PHILIPPIANS 4:6).

 

After adoring God, confessing our sins, and thanking Him for His blessings, we are in the right frame of mind to ask God for what we need.  What are some specific examples of requests we can bring to God in prayer?

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CONCLUSION:

 

1.      Once we develop a balanced prayer, we will enjoy our prayer life. 

 

2.      Here are four spiritual categories that should accompany our prayers:

 

a.      Adoration.

 

b.      Confession.

 

c.      Thanksgiving.

 

d.      Supplication.

 

3.      Let's have the best prayer life that we can possible have.