Prayer Tip: Characteristics of Praying in the Spirit

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What are some of the characteristics of “praying always in the Spirit”?

  • Praying in faith – believing that He is and that He rewards those who seek Him.  Heb. 11:6
  • Confident that God causes all things to work together for my good.  Rom. 8:28
  • Praying with thanksgiving rather than worry and anxiety – Phil. 4:6
  • Entering His presence with praise and adoration and thanksgiving – Ps. 100:4
  • Being aware that the only way I can stand in His presence is by the blood of Christ continually cleansing me from all sin – Heb. 10:19-22
  • Praying scripture, particularly the promises of God.

In the book Reese Howells Intercessor he relates that God impressed upon him very clearly to “pray only the prayers that I give you.”  He said the result was victorious prayer that always got answered.  I often ask the Lord to show me what to pray in a situation or for a presenting need.  Then I try to listen and pray what He impresses upon me to pray.  All of this is part of getting to know God.


For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/ministries/prayer-team.

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Preparing Our Hearts for Worship, 01-27-2013

This Week’s Order of Worship:

Each week we want to give the members of Grace a chance to learn the songs we will be singing on Sunday. Please use these lists as a way to ready your heart and mind— to come willing and able to worship our God in spirit and truth.

ADORATION OF GOD

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF GRACE + THANKSGIVING

INSTRUCTION IN THE WORD

CHARGE TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE

FELLOWSHIP


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Prayer Tip: Jesus Gave Us a Model for Our Prayers

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The disciples wanted to learn to pray effectively and actually asked Jesus to teach them. Luke 11:1 We are more familiar with the way it’s given in a parallel passage, Matt. 6:9-13. This becomes a model for our prayers.

Jesus said, “This, then, is how you should pray…”

  1. “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name”
    Acknowledge who He is and give Him praise.
  2. “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth”
    Surrender to His Lordship, pray His will.
  3. “Give us today our daily bread.”
    Lift up your needs and concerns to the Lord.
  4. “Forgive us our debts as we forgive…”
    A clear conscience, reconciliation, unity are critical to prayer and worship and peace with God.
  5. “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one”
    Pray to be an overcomer whatever the day may hold.
  6. “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever”
    End your prayer with praise and acknowledging God for Who He is.

What is called the “Lord’s Prayer” was not given to us to be recited together repetitiously but rather to be used as a model for our heartfelt communion with our heavenly Father.


For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/ministries/prayer-team.

For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Preparing Our Hearts for Worship, 01-20-2013

This Week’s Order of Worship:

Each week we want to give the members of Grace a chance to learn the songs we will be singing on Sunday. Please use these lists as a way to ready your heart and mind— to come willing and able to worship our God in spirit and truth.

ADORATION OF GOD

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF GRACE + THANKSGIVING

PETITION + INTERCESSION

INSTRUCTION IN THE WORD

CHARGE & BLESSING

FELLOWSHIP


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

Preparing Our Hearts for Worship, 01-13-2013

This Week’s Order of Worship:

Each week we want to give the members of Grace a chance to learn the songs we will be singing on Sunday. Please use these lists as a way to ready your heart and mind— to come willing and able to worship our God in spirit and truth.

ADORATION OF GOD

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF GRACE + THANKSGIVING

PETITION + INTERCESSION

INSTRUCTION IN THE WORD + CHARGE & BLESSING

FELLOWSHIP


For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.