Powerful Prayer

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An examination of what constitutes powerful prayer.

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  • 1.Powerful Prayer JAMES 5:15-18

2. Why did Austin want to praybefore his surgery?Powerful Prayer 3. Why did Austin want to praybefore his surgery?HE UNDERSTOOD THE POWER OF PRAYER!Powerful Prayer 4. Prayer is a powerful force.Powerful Prayer 5. Prayer is a powerful force. You shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, Here I am (Is 58:9, ESV).Powerful Prayer 6. Prayer is a powerful force. You shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, Here I am (Is 58:9, ESV). Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened (Lk 11:9-10, ESV).Powerful Prayer 7. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer.Powerful Prayer 8. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Powerful Prayer 9. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness(1:2-3, ESV). Powerful Prayer 10. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. 1:2-3. As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophetswho spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessedwho remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job,and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord iscompassionate and merciful (5:10- 11, ESV).Powerful Prayer 11. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Suffering is part of the human experience. Powerful Prayer 12. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Suffering is part of the human experience. Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble (Job14:1, ESV).Powerful Prayer 13. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Suffering is part of the human experience. Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble (Job14:1, ESV). But, we dont need those words to know that suffering exists!Powerful Prayer 14. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Suffering is part of the human experience. In our suffering, we have the resource of POWERFUL PRAYER.Powerful Prayer 15. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Suffering is part of the human experience. In our suffering, we have the resource of POWERFUL PRAYER. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray (5:13, ESV).Powerful Prayer 16. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Suffering is part of the human experience. In our suffering, we have the resource of POWERFUL PRAYER. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray (5:13, ESV). But, I dont just want to pray.Powerful Prayer 17. The Christians to whom James wrote needed tounderstand the power of prayer. These Christians were struggling greatly. Suffering is part of the human experience. In our suffering, we have the resource of POWERFUL PRAYER. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray (5:13, ESV). But, I dont just want to pray. I want to know that God hears me.Powerful Prayer 18. How can my prayers bepowerful? Powerful Prayer 19. PERSUADED PRAYERPURE PRAYERPRACTICAL PRAYER PASSIONATE PRAYERPowerful Prayer 20. A Powerful Prayer is a PERSUADED PRAYER VV 14-15Powerful Prayer 21. Powerful prayer is a persuaded prayerone that wepray in faith. Powerful Prayer 22. Powerful prayer is a persuaded prayerone that we pray in faith. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven (vv 14-15, ESV).Powerful Prayer 23. The Greek term sick is used for both physical &spiritual illnesses. Powerful Prayer 24. The Greek term sick is used for both physical &spiritual illnesses. It often means to be weak in faith. Powerful Prayer 25. The Greek term sick is used for both physical &spiritual illnesses. It often means to be weak in faith. As for the one who is weak[i.e., sick] in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions(Rom 14:1, ESV). Powerful Prayer 26. The Greek term sick is used for both physical &spiritual illnesses. It often means to be weak in faith. As for the one who is weak[i.e., sick] in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions(Rom 14:1, ESV). Because of the connection in this text between confession of sin &healing, I personally believe this is spiritual illness. Powerful Prayer 27. But, the type of illness doesnt matter, for God is allpowerful, & its the prayer of faith that saves. Powerful Prayer 28. But, the type of illness doesnt matter, for God is allpowerful, & its the prayer of faith that saves. If we want our prayers answered, we must pray in faith.Powerful Prayer 29. But, the type of illness doesnt matter, for God is allpowerful, & its the prayer of faith that saves. If we want our prayers answered, we must pray in faith. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously toall without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith,with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea thatis driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not supposethat he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-mindedman, unstable in all his ways (Js 1:5-8, ESV). Powerful Prayer 30. But, the type of illness doesnt matter, for God is allpowerful, & its the prayer of faith that saves. If we want our prayers answered, we must pray in faith. Js 1:5-8. I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have receivedit, and it will be yours (Mk 11:24, ESV). Powerful Prayer 31. But, the type of illness doesnt matter, for God is allpowerful, & its the prayer of faith that saves. If we want our prayers answered, we must pray in faith. Js 1:5-8. Mk 11:24. I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will sayto this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move, andnothing will be impossible for you (Mt 17:20, ESV). Powerful Prayer 32. But, the type of illness doesnt matter, for God is allpowerful, & its the prayer of faith that saves. If we want our prayers answered, we must pray in faith. Js 1:5-8. Mk 11:24. I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will sayto this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move, andnothing will be impossible for you (Mt 17:20, ESV). The apostlesbaptized in the Holy Spiritneeded faith to perform miracles. Powerful Prayer 33. But, the type of illness doesnt matter, for God is allpowerful, & its the prayer of faith that saves. If we want our prayers answered, we must pray in faith. Js 1:5-8. Mk 11:24. I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will sayto this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move, andnothing will be impossible for you (Mt 17:20, ESV). The apostlesbaptized in the Holy Spiritneeded faith to perform miracles. How much faith do you suppose we need for God to hear our prayers? Powerful Prayer 34. God doesnt always answer our prayers the way wewant. Powerful Prayer 35. God doesnt always answer our prayers the way wewant. But, we understand that God always answers according to his will.Powerful Prayer 36. God doesnt always answer our prayers the way wewant. But, we understand that God always answers according to his will. This is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we askanything according to his will he hears us (1 Jn 5:14, ESV).Powerful Prayer 37. God doesnt always answer our prayers the way wewant. But, we understand that God always answers according to his will. This is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we askanything according to his will he hears us (1 Jn 5:14, ESV). We know, therefore, that if we do not receive a desiredanswer to prayer, we have not prayed according toGods will.Powerful Prayer 38. If I dont know if God will answer the way I want, how can I pray in faith? Powerful Prayer 39. If I dont know if God will answer the way I want, how can I pray in faith? I CAN PRAY WITH ASSURANCE! Powerful Prayer 40. Shall we pray with such faith? Powerful Prayer 41. A Powerful Prayer is aPURE PRAYERV 16 bPowerful Prayer 42. Powerful prayers come from a purei.e., righteousheart. Powerful Prayer 43. Powerful prayers come from a purei.e., righteous heart. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working (v 16b, ESV).Powerful Prayer 44. Prayer itself does not have great power.Powerful Prayer 45. Prayer itself does not have great power; the power of arighteous person has great power.Powerful Prayer 46. Prayer itself does not have great power; the power of arighteous person has great power. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not havelistened (Ps 66:18, ESV). Powerful Prayer 47. Prayer itself does not have great power; the power of arighteous person has great power. Ps 66:18. Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer them; hewill hide his face from them at that time, because they have madetheir deeds evil (Micah 3:4, ESV). Powerful Prayer 48. Prayer itself does not have great power; the power of arighteo