The class will be an in depth study of the “Prayer” as it is revealed in the bible. This class
will be taught through twenty 20 hours of video taped lessons. Each of the twenty 20 lessons will be approximately fifty-five 55 minute durations. There will be homework assignments, written assignments, a mid term examination and a final examination.
The class objective is to learn with the intention of teaching effective prayer.
"the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (James 5:16).
Prayer has power over everything. God can intelligently act in any part of the universe or human history.
More positively, God has answered our requests BEFORE anyone asks. He is NOT co-dependant to you!
Isa 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
Prayer meets inner needs. One who prays will receive freedom from fear (Ps 118:5-6), strength of soul (Ps 138:3), guidance and satisfaction (Isa 58:9-11), wisdom and understanding (Dan 9:20-27), deliverance from harm (Joel 2:32), reward (Matt 6:6), good gifts (Luke 11:13), fullness of joy (John 16:23-24), peace (Phil 4:6-8), and freedom from anxiety (1 Peter 5:7).
(from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright © 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)
Types of Prayers:
Worship Thanksgiving Confession Praise Faith
Petition Adoration Supplication Intercession