Quotations on Prayer.
1. “God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.” John Wesley
2. “Prayer is where the action is.” John Wesley
3. “The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.” Andrew Murray
1 Peter 4:7.
Text Matthew 26:40-41.
Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Entitle:Building The Altar of Prayer.Matt21:13.
Gen28:18-19….Build an Altar And called it Bethel.
Purpose: “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Matt26:40.
■Altar is a Place of Sacrifice..Gen22:9.Likewise you sacrifice you sleep and comfort…
Build 7 Altars in your Closet Prayer Life.
1.THE ALTAR OF THANKSGIVING.
■ Brings you to the will of and to the obedience of God.1Thes5:18, Col3:15,17.Psalm100:4,Eph5:20…UNBELIEVE. Phip4:6-7■.Promotes Faith.
2.THE ALTAR OF REPENTANCE.This brings unbroken relationship before…HOUSE OF PURITY. God.Psa66:18.Psalm139:23-24, Psalm51:10-13.
3.THE ALTAR OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP.
This brings the presence of God.Psalm22:3.Psalm100:4.Psalm150:6.
4.THE ALTAR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
A.Is for you personal edification.1Cor14:1,4.John7:37-39.Jude20.
B.Praying In The Spirit.Eph6:18, Rom8:26-28.
This is how i will do it?
5.THE ALTAR OF PRAYER AND PETITION.
6 THE ALTAR OF WORD.Rom10:17.
Reading the word meditatively.Psalm119:17-18.
Psalm 119:105..A Psalm, A Proverb, A Portion from OT, NT.
7.THE ALTAR OF WAITING ON GOD.
1.For God to speak.Heb3:7,8.John10:27.
2.For New Strength.Isa40:31.Psalm27:14.
3.For Ministry too.Rom12:7-8.
Conclusion God will give us Discipline to carry out this effectively. .1Tim2:8.