Six Lessons in Prayer 1

Series: Prayer
Presenter: Alexander Strauch

This is the first message on prayer from Ephesians 6:18. Lesson 1: Be creative in prayer.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. As a church pastor-elder, what foundational, Christian principles do you learn from Acts 6:2, 4 that you must never forget?
That the primary responsibilities of church elders are prayer and the preaching/teaching of God’s Word.
2. What are some models that we can use for our prayer lives?
Using a prayer book, the prayers of the apostle Paul, using hymns, example of men like F.F. Bruce.
3. Why is personal prayer so important for elders in shepherding God's people.
All that we do is dependent on prayer, especially teaching the Word of God.

Discuss It

  1. What are some typical things that hinder us from praying consistently?
  2. What are some things an elder can do to make his prayer more regular, consistent and enjoyable?

Apply It

  1. Memorize Acts 6:4.
  2. Choose one of Paul’s letters and meditate on his opening prayer for the readers. Write out a prayer for your church using Paul’s prayer as a model, but use your own words.

Digging Deeper

A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers by D.A. Carson