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Standing Strong

Standing in Prayer

What is Prayer?

P – Praise for what Christ has done
R – Recognition of need
A – Attitude of openness
Y – Yielding of control
E – Evidence of faith
R – Release of burdens

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

– Ephesians 6:18-20

The Frequency of Prayer

And pray in the spirit on all occasions

Prayer is an issue of time
Prayer is an issue of totality
Prayer is an issue of tuning

The Form and Function of Prayer

With all kinds of prayers and requests

Forms of Prayer

Petition
Praise
Intercession

Functions of Prayer

Thanksgiving
Adoration
Confession

The Fervency of Prayer

With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying

Fervency is about passion
Fervency is about persistence
Fervency is about power
Fervency is about presence

The Focus of Prayer

For all the saints

Prayer increases the strength of the church
Prayer increases our ability to stand
Prayer increases our stability

How do we handle prayer?

Acknowledge there are needs
Access the throne of grace
Act on the call of God
Aim to lift others up
Aid those who need it