“…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” -Ephesians 6:18
Make prayer your first instinct when you see weakness in the church. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter
“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…” -Ephesians 6:18
The measure of our love for others can largely be determined by the frequency and earnestness of our prayers for them. —A.W. Pink
True prayer comes from humble people who express absolute dependence on God. It is the highest activity of the soul.
[Colossians 4:2; Ephesians 6:18; John 14:13-14]
Prayer honors God and humbles self. It begins and ends not with the needs of man, but with the glory of God.
[John 14:13; Jonah 2:7-9; Daniel 9:4-5; Jeremiah 32:17-23; Matthew 6:9-13]
The Model Prayer [Matthew 6] / High Priestly Prayer [John 17]
-These words aren’t magical. They are a model.
-Note the reverence towards God’s Name, especially compared to how people talk about God today.
-Note the preeminence of His Name. Self and all needs must be given second place. His glory is the end of all things.
[Romans 11:36– Respect, reverence, glory, and worship.]
[Psalm 29:2; 34:3; 66:2; 72:17; 96:8; 99:6; 105:1; 111:9; 148:13; 20:7]