Prayer ± it can change your life

´Lord, teach us to prayµ
Luke 11:1 (NIV)

Prayer
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The genie from the lamp? First Aid Kit? Tug of War? A religious duty?

The four purposes of prayer
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Prayer is an act of relationship Prayer is an act of supplication Prayer is an act of cooperation Prayer is an act of dedication

The four purposes of prayer
‡ Prayer is an act of relationship

´I'm no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father. You didn't choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won't spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.µ
John 15:15-16 (MSG)

The four purposes of prayer
‡ Prayer is an act of relationship ‡ Prayer is an act of supplication

´Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.µ
Philippians 4:6,7 (NLT)

"He will fulfill the desires of those who reverence Him."
Psalm 145.19

´No good thing will the LORD withhold from those who do what is right.µ
Psalm 84:11 (NLT)

The four purposes of prayer
‡ Prayer is an act of relationship ‡ Prayer is an act of supplication ‡ Prayer is an act of cooperation

´Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for the next three and a half years! Then he prayed for rain, and down it poured. The grass turned green, and the crops began to grow again.µ
James 5:16-18 (NLT)

The four purposes of prayer
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Prayer is an act of relationship Prayer is an act of supplication Prayer is an act of cooperation Prayer is an act of dedication

´Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.µ
John 15:4 (NIV)

The four purposes of prayer
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Prayer is an act of relationship Prayer is an act of supplication Prayer is an act of cooperation Prayer is an act of dedication