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					EFFECTIVE, FERVENT

     PRAYER
     (James 5:16
I. BASIC FOUNDATIONS
A. PERSONAL PREPARATION
 1.Personal Holiness
 A “clean heart principle”
 Confession & Repentance (Ps. 66:18)
 Un-confessed or un-repented sin allows the
  enemy to attack
 Guarding our words & thoughts (Ps.19:14)
 Cleansing - prerequisite (Is. 6:1-8)
A. PERSONAL PREPARATION
 2.Humility
 Puts down ego & pride - exalts the Lord
  (Micah 6:8)
 Conforms to Christ’s image (Phil 2:5-8)
 Pleases God (Isa 66:2a)
A. PERSONAL PREPARATION
       Four Ways To Be Humble
 Adopt John the Baptist’s attitude (Jn 3:30)
 Submit & be accountable to leadership
  (Rom 13:1)
 Be a Servant Leader (Matt 20:26-27)
 Accept correction
A. PERSONAL PREPARATION
 3. Obey the Great Commandment & Great
  Commission (Matt 22:37 & 28:19-20).
 The purpose of prayer - that people be set
  free to hear the Gospel
 Prayers – must be enthroning & redemptive
 Don’t pray the problems
 Pray the redemptive purposes of God
     B. LOGISTICAL &
 STRATEGIC INTERCESSION
 1.Logistical Intercession
 Journey mercies - good flight, trip
 Good weather - turnout
 Official approvals - passport, meeting
 Spiritual cover & protection
 Health and strength
     B. LOGISTICAL &
 STRATEGIC INTERCESSION
 2.Strategic Intercession
 That God’s Word be released powerfully
 Keen discernment for the workers
 Anointing of the workers - boldness
 Demonstration of God’s power - miracles
 A mighty harvest of souls
 Transformation of the whole area
    II. PRAYER AS
SPIRITUAL WARFARE
        A. GROUND LEVEL
 All the ministries of the Church are a part of
  spiritual warfare - worship, discipling,
  preaching, teaching, evangelism, prayer,
  intercession, fasting, etc.
 If we win the spiritual battle, the activities
  will reflect the power of God.
          B. OCCULT LEVEL
 Deals with demonic forces related to
  Satanism, witchcraft, false religions, New
  Age, occult practices, astrology, etc.
  (Acts 13:6-12; 16:16-14)
 Involves  spells and curses by spiritual
  practitioners of darkness
 Converted Sorcerer in Cuba
III. STRATEGIES FOR
EFFECTIVE PRAYER
     A. PRAYER WALKING
 Characteristics: 1) On Site; 2) With Insight;
  3) Intentional; 4) Intercessory

 Praying   On Sight
  – Praying IN the community
  – FOR the community
  – “In the very place where you expect answers.”
     A. PRAYER WALKING
 With  Insight:
 Responsive Insight: Pray what you observe
  in your community
 Research Insight - Pray what you
  discovered about your community -
  research
 Revealed Insight - Pray what the Holy Spirit
  reveals to you about your community
     A. PRAYER WALKING
                  Results
 Engages the entire Church in the
  community
 Opens our eyes to the realities in the
  community
 Enlarges our hearts for the community
 Cultivates a kingdom mentality & passion
  to win the community
     A. PRAYER WALKING
                  Results
 Releases prayer blessings over the
  community
 Prepares the way of the Lord in the
  community (Isa 40:3)
 Gradually overcomes the harm done by
  generations of evilness
     A. PRAYER WALKING
                What To Do
 Form a team - walk with a small group
 Find a territory - cover a small area slowly
 Follow a topic - read verses of Scripture,
  allow the Holy Spirit to guide you
 Finish with a talk - What did you learn?
  What did the Holy Spirit reveal to you?
 What further prayer effort does God want?
     A. PRAYER WALKING
          PRAYER FORMAT
 WORSHIP - Praise, magnify God
 WELCOME - Prayers of hope & vision.
  What do you want to see happen there?
 WEEP - Cry for God’s mercy for pre-
  believers. Identificational repentance
 WARFARE - Pray for deliverance
B.TARGETED INTERCESSION
 “Smart  bomb praying”
 Find out the Lord’s agenda for this area
 What does God want you to focus on?
 What’s God’s highest priority in this area?
 What are the problems - drugs, abuse,
  crime, spiritual blindness, oppression?
  “Gates of Hell”
 Focus on these in your prayers
 C. PRAYER FOR CONVERSION

 PRAYER   TRIPPLETS
 –   THREE CHRISTIANS COVENANT
 –   PRAY WITH AND FOR EACH OTHER
 –   EACH HAS 3 PROSPECTS
 –   PRAY FOR ALL OF THE PROSPECTS
 –   SEEK OPPORTUNITIES TO WITNESS
 –   ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER
        D. PRAYER PARTNERS
 I.   Heavenly Partners
   – Jesus (Jn 17; Heb 7:25)
   – Holy Spirit (Rom 8:26,27)

 II.   Earthly Partners
   – Individuals
   – Groups
   – Intercessory Team
        D. PRAYER PARTNERS
                Intercessory Team
    –   1. Enlist people who have a prayer ministry
    –   2. Train people to pray
    –   3. Help them to grow spiritually
    –   4. Inform them about specific needs
    –   5. Share answers to prayer with them
    –   6. Pray for them
  PRAYER AS A STRATEGY
 1. Opens the pray-er to God’s direction as to
  how, what, and for whom to pray
 2. God accomplishes His purposes in the
  world in response to the prayer of His
  people
 3. Prayer is the strategy that breaks the
  power of Satan and his darkness
  PRAYER AS A STRATEGY
 4. Prayer is the only strategy that can reach
  into all nations and peoples in the world.
 5. Prayer is the strategy in which every
  believer can participate (every age,
  circumstance, culture, language, location).
 6. Prayer is the strategy that brings forth
  laborers into the field.
 7. Prayer is the most crucial work we can do
          EXAMPLES
 RANDY SPRINKLE –
 KEKCHI INDIAN TRIBE
 SOUTH KOREA
 CHINA

				
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