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What It Means to Be Prayerful

March 2nd, 2008

“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of”

(Alfred Tennyson, The Idylls of the King. The Passing of Arthur, I. 414)

Introduction: Our resource for this lesson is 1 Timothy.

A. Why 1 Timothy?

B. “O man of God” (6:11) –

1. 6:6-10 – Prayer calls for a breakthrough in one’s thinking about _____________.

2. 2:1 – Prayer gives ___________ (proseuchomai).

3. 4:15, 5; 5:5 – The _____________ of prayer

4. Re: These things…

a. Understand these things
b. Practice these things
c. Command these things

Conclusion: “A good man’s prayer is powerful and effective” (James 5:16, REB).

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