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Revival: Powerful and Effective Prayer

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Prayer: A key component of revival

In order for revival to occur 2 things have to take place.
The sinner needs to be moved to a decision to follow the Lord
The Christian not following with all his or her being.
appeals to the mind using the truth of the word
God needs to be moved and so
This does not mean that God’s mind is changed, but instead through prayer we are so changed that it would not be in His nature not to answer.
As a parent I want my children to get along with each other. Well even adults struggle with that, if they wanted me to help them be nice, I would of course help them.. It would not be in my nature to let them continue to hate each other.

Goals for the Message

Define a powerful and effective Message
Describe some parts to powerful and effective prayer
Give reasons why God desires this kind of prayer
Show that it works.

What is powerful and effective prayer?

All about results. - a dishwasher who can’t get the dishes clean.
James 5:15 NIV
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
James 5:
The sick person gets well
The sinners get forgiven.

What are some parts of powerful and effective prayer

Too many to give an exhaustive list

Constant.

James 5:13–14 NIV
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
James 5:13 NIV
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
James 5:13
In bad times or good communication is required.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV
pray continually,
1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 NIV
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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Pray According to His REVEALED Will

James 4:3 NIV
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
You
The promises of the Bible
Revealed by providence - situations occur that require obvious prayer.
By His Spirit
Romans 8:26–27 NIV
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

Pray in submission to his will.

- david praying and fasting over his son but accepted God’s will.
The leper in
Jesus is moved with compassion
It’s important that we accept His will as He sees it, not at what we think it is.

Show that powerful and effective prayer avails much

Show that powerful and effective prayer avails much
Abraham talking with the Lord about Sodom and Gamorrah

Conclusion

Define a powerful and effective Message
Describe some parts to powerful and effective prayer
Show that it works.
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