Prayer and the Gospel

by Rev. John Cortright on September 15, 2013
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Notes:

Prayer is an integral part of evangelism. It is fundamental. Jesus prayed often. The church in the first century was devoted to prayer, and we are admonished to pray.

Acts 2:42; 4:23-41; 6:4-6; 9:8-11; 10:1-4, 9; 11:3-5; 13:1-3 – Prayer was vital in the early church.

Romans 12:12 – Be devoted to prayer.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing.

2 Thessalonians 3:1 – Pray for the spread of the gospel message.

1 Tim 2:1-4 – God’s desire is for all men to be saved. We are to pray for His will to be done (Mt 6:10).

3 Acts of Prayer
1. Act of faith
2. Act of humility
3. Spiritual act

Keys to Successful Prayer
Find a location – Matthew 6:5-6
Establish a time – Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12
Persevere; be faithful – Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8
Keep simple – Luke 16:10

Specifics of Evangelism Prayer
Watchfulness – 1 Peter 4:7; Mark 13:33; Luke 21:36
Open doors to preach – Colossians 4:2-4
Open mouth to speak – Ephesians 6:18-20
More laborers for the harvest – Luke 10:2



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