Basic New Testament Praying

Basic New Testament Praying

Basic New Testament Praying – Pastor Peters Akpabio Text: John 16:23 – 28
As believers, we do not pray to Jesus but pray to the Father in the name of Jesus by the
power of the Holy Ghost.
It is impossible to pray today and have the same experience as Daniel when you pray “in
Jesus name”.
Prayer is fellowship, communion with Father and son
Fellowship is entering into communion with the Father and the Son.
The place of prayer is place where you talk to God and you hear Him talk back to you.
When you have the word deep on your inside, you will pray without ceasing.
One basic fact of New Testament prayer is that we pray to the Father in the name of Jesus
by the power of the Holy Ghost.
As believers before we go into prayer we should spend time with the word of God
The sequence to prayer is
1- Study
2- Meditate &
3- Pray
Spend time in the word of God before coming to the place of prayer.
Traditionally, the church has made us believe that prayer is just in the morning when we
wake up.
We make it a religious thing rather than an efective lifestyle.
Prayer is an efective tool of Life, make good use of it as a believer.
The word says God is a Spirit!
How then can we communicate with the spirit if not by the spirit? Mark 11: 22-24
The second basic fact of prayer is that ‘When you pray, believe that you have received,
then you shall have it’
You believe that you have received, then you shall have it.
That’s the sequence. This is why a lot of people don’t ‘have it’ because they have not
received When you pray, frst believe that you have received what you have prayed for,
then you will indeed receive it.
When you believe you receive something you’ve prayed for, joy is the result.
Alot of believers have issues with praying because they rarely meet the prerequisite of
prayer; which is “communion”.
God is not asking you to pray because He doesn’t know what you desire! He’s asking you
to pray so that you put the laws He has set in motion.
We need to frst spend time with the word of God before we pray.
The reason for prayer is for the growth of our spirit and a joint communion with God the
Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
Typically , the word of God inspires prayer. You communicate with spirit in/with spirit – to
the word!!!

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