1. To impress upon the new Christian the need for prayer.
2. To inform the new Christian of the benefits of prayer.
3. To teach the new Christian how to pray.
A. Matthew 6:5-14
1. How would you define prayer?
2. With what attitude should you pray?
3. What types of things did Jesus teach his followers to pray for?
B. I Timothy 2:1-8
1. For whom are you to pray?
2. Why are you to pray for everyone?
3. What does it mean to lift up holy hands in prayer?
4. No particular posture must be assumed when praying.
C. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 / Philippians 4:6-7
1. When should you pray?
2. How can you pray continually?
3. Why would you want to pray continually?
4. What should you do when you're uptight?
5. How should you pray?
6. What is the promised result?
D. John 15:7 / I John 5:14-15
1. What are some important conditions for answered prayer? '
2. How can you remain in Jesus?
3. Claim the promise of I John 5:14-15!
E. James 4:1-3 / Psalm 66:16-20 / James 1:2-8
1. What are some hindrances to answered prayer?
2. Is there anything in your life that will hinder your prayers?
F. James 5:13-20
1. What lessons about prayer is James highlighting?
2. What is the value of intercessory prayer?
G. Suggestions for prayer
Adoration reflecting on God himself. Praise Him. Confession admitting your sins to God.
Thanksgiving - telling God how grateful you are for everything - even the unpleasant things.
Supplication - making specific requests, both for others and for yourself.
2. Prayer list
Developing a prayer list is a helpful tool to aid the prayer time of the new believer.
SAMPLE FORMAT FOR PRAYER LIST
Keeping track of answered prayers will help the new believer see how God is working in his/her life. It will also help the new believer's testimony to the power of God.
1. Make a prayer list and bring it to next study.
2. Be prepared to lead in prayer at next study.
3. Memory verse: John 15:7
4. Continue memorizing order of New Testament: Thessalonians - Philemon.
5. Continue Foundations.
6. Suggested reading: Knee Exercises. Compiled by Wm. Krutza, Baker Book House, 1979.
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