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PRAYER
“Praying for Results”
(Prayer of Petition)

KEY THOUGHT:  Prayer without results is ritual

KEY SCRIPTURES:  Ephesians 6:10-18; Mark 11:24; Yochanan (John) 16:23,24; 1 Yochanan (1 John)  5:14,15

  1. PETITION:     1.  A solemn, earnest request; entreaty.

                                    2.  A formal document embodying such a request.

  1. Most Frequently Prayed Prayer of Believers

  2. Mark 11:24

  1. It is primarily an individual situation

  2. It must be a prayer of faith.

  1. THE PRAYER OF PETITION IS YHWHS PLAN FOR YOU TO RECEIVE NOT ONLY YOUR PERSONAL NEED, BUT ALSO YOUR PERSONAL DESIRES

  1. YHWH is interested in Every Area of Your Life

  1. 3 Yochanan (3 John) 2

  1. Yochanan (John) 16:23,24

  1. THE KEY WORD TO QUALIFY THE PRAYER OF PETITION IS...ASK. THE KEY SUBJECT OF THE PRAYER IS...YOU AND YOUR NEED OR DESIRE.

  1. Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:11

  1. “If wicked fathers see to it that their children get what they ask and that they are fed, clothed, happy, prosperous, healed, protected and free from suffering, to the fullest extent of their ability, HOW MUCH MORE will the Heavenly Father do for His children...that ask Him.” (Dakes Annotated Bible)

  1. 1 Yochanan (1 John) 5:14,15

  1. “WHY ASK IF YHWH ALREADY KNOWS MY NEED?”

  1. Asking Reveals a Willingness to Receive

  1. YHWH will not force Himself or His provision on you.
  1. new birth - “...not willing that any should perish..”   1 Kefa (I Peter) 3:9

  2. righteousness - has “...came upon all men.”  Romans 5:18

  3. healing - “Wilt thou be made whole?’ - Yochanan (John) 5:6

  4. prosperity - rich young ruler -- Mark 10:17-30

  1. Asking Brings Glory and Joy to the Father

  1. Our request reveals our confidence in his willingness to use His ability on our behalf.

  2. Mishlei (Proverbs) 15:8, “The prayer of the righteous is His delight.”

  1. Asking and Receiving Produces in Us Joy

  1. Yochanan (John) 16:24

  1. HELPS IN PREPARING AND PRESENTING A FORMAL PETITION

  1. Go to YHWH’s Word

  1. If you are going to go to City Hall to present a petition, you should find out first what they have already said about it.

  1. Write the Petition on Paper

  1. Petition: 1.  A solemn, earnest request; entreaty.

                                                2.  A formal document embodying such a request.

  1. It is a source of discipline and steadying.  You can refer to it to keep your petition fresh in your thinking.

  1. Prepare Yourself - Spirit, Soul and Body - To Present It.

  1. This will produce in you an attitude of the importance of what you are doing.

  1. Use Your Spiritual Imagination. See Yourself Before the Father Making the Petition.

  2. Take Time to Worship and Thank the Father for Granting You Your Petition.

  1. Philippians 4:6 (Amp),  “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition [definite requests] with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to YHWH .”

  1. YHWH’S ATTITUDE ABOUT YOUR PETITIONS

  1. Philippians 4:6 (Amp)

  1. Don’t just stop at one request.

  1. Yochanan (John) 15:7 (Wuest)

  2. Yochanan (John) 16:23,24 (Weust), “And in that day you shall ask me no question about anything.  Most assuredly I am saying to you, whatever you shall request of the Father, He will give it to you in view of all that I am in His estimation.  Up to this time you requested not even one thing in my Name.  Be constantly making request, and you shall receive, in order that your joy, having been filled completely full, might persist in that state of fullness in pre-present time.” 

  3.  (persist:  to refuse to give up, especially when faced with opposition.)

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