Spiritual – Prayer: A Map

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1. Structure

a. General

i.    The ACTS of Prayer

ii.     The 5 Finger Prayer

b. Matthew 5 – The Model Prayer

c. John 17

d. Genesis 18:23

e. Genesis 28:10-22; 32:1-32 (24)

f. Psalms

i.    Psalm 5 – Prayer for Guidance

ii.    Psalm 6 – Prayer for Faith

2. Condition of Prayers

a. Refusal of Prayers against God’s Will

i.    Exodus 33:20

ii.    Deuteronomy 3:26

iii.    2 Samuel 12:16

iv.    Ezekiel 20:3

v.    2 Corinthians 12:8

b. Condition for Success – Zachariah 10:6

i.    Contrition (2 Cor 7:14; Isa 58:9)

ii.    Wholeheartedness (Jer 29:13)

iii.    Righteousness (James 5:16)

iv.    Faith (Mark 11:24)

v.    Obedience (1 John 3:22; 5:14)

c. Causes of Failure

i.    Disobedience (Deut 1:45; 1 Sam 14:37, 28:6)

ii.    Secret Sin (Psalms 66:18)

iii.    Indifference (Prov 1:28)

iv.    Neglect of Mercy (Prov 21:13)

v.    Despising the Law (Prov 28:9)

vi.    Blood-Guiltiness (Isa 1:15)

vii.    Iniquity (Isa 59:2;  Micah 3:4)

viii.    Instability (James 1:6,7)

ix.    Self-indulgence (James 4:3)

See Also:

John 17

Habakkuk 3

Daniel 9:4

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