1 Thessalonians 5:17
" If we're too busy to pray then we're busier than God wants us to be.
" No man is greater than his prayer life.
" Nothing is beyond the reach of prayer - except that which is beyond the will of God.
" A prayerful life is a powerful life.
" A prayerless life is a powerless life.
" Prayer is the foundation for ministry.
"Ask and it will be given to you"
Pray the Psalms
"If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you."
A - ADORATION - for Who God is -
Holy, loving, all mighty, all knowing, all loving, everywhere present, merciful, gracious, majestic - Eternal judge, Creator, King of kings and Lord of lords.
"You will seek Me and you will find Me when you seek Me with all your heart."
"Worship the Lord in the splendour of His Holiness"
1 Chronicles 16:29
"Come, let us bow down in worship. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker."
C - CONFESSION - for how we have failed God -
Ten Commandments ~ personal, family, church, community and nation.
"Your iniquities have separated you from your God. Your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear."
"If anyone turns a deaf ear to the Law, even his prayers are detestable."
"But I tell you … love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
"… love your enemies, do good to those who hate you."
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in Heaven may forgive you your sins."
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you."
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
1 John 1:9
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
"And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."
T - THANKSGIVING -
for What God has done.
"Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:18
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name."
S - SUPPLICATION -
Requests & Petitions
Remember the persecuted believers in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
"Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners."
"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests … be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."
"Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honoured, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one."
2 Thessalonians 3: 1-2
Pray for Revival:
"If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14
"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker."