04: What Hinders Prayers /

Part Four: Session Application

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​Let us continue by meditating on how God works throughout history given to us by Stephen, the first martyr of the Christian faith. 

NOTES:

​Read and meditate on Acts 7:1:60.  Each person read three verses until finished. 

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​Let us pray two more of the prayers that we are told to pray, then we will continue laboring for the countries of Europe.  Two people please read and pray one of these two prayers in Scripture: Psalm 122:6 and Matthew 5:44 (Portfolio of Scriptures, Told to Pray, page 2, #12 & #10) 

NOTES:

​Someone will read Psalm 122:6,afterwards say a short sentence prayer that defines why you're praying. 

READ BY A VOLUNTEER:

​Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love Thee (Psalm 122:6)

NOTES:

​Someone read Matthew 5:44, afterwards say a short sentence prayer that defines why and what you're praying.

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​But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Now think of something good to do for them) Matthew 5:44. 

READ BY DESIGNATED NOTE READER:

​You will like knowing all 16 of the prayers that we are "told to pray" and the words to say found in the Portfolio of Scriptures. 

READ BY LEADER:

​Now let each person pray for 1 country at a time until we've prayed for 12 European countries.  Pray by locating the country and ruler and mentioning the politics and prayer.  I will begin.  "Lord, help the people of _____ (name country) and the head ruler _______ (name ruler), that they may be saved.  That they would lead quiet and peaceable lives in all Godliness and honesty. 

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​This time we pray briefly.  Later we will spend more time on each country. 

NOTES:

Everyone will pray for 1 country (at a time) until we have prayed for 12.

PRAYING FOR COUNTRIES:

To view countries to pray for please view the Resources section.

READ BY LEADER:

​Before we make personal requests we will pray these Bible prayers for our national and personal enemies (Portfolio of Scriptures, Page 7, Section C2). 

NOTES:

​Each person pray one Scripture around until the three verses are prayed, meditated on and worshiped. 

ALL TOGETHER:

​Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.  And they parted his raiment, and coat lots (Luke 23:34)

And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.  And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:60) 

At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. (2 Timothy 4:16)

READ BY LEADER:

​This is not a command of Christ, but it tells us what will happen when we keep to God's commandments.  Please turn to Scripture. Who will read John 14:21? Then than the Lord for the three things that will happen when we keep His commandments? 

NOTES:

​Volunteer reads John 14:21 and thanks God for the three things that will happen. 

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​Now we each request anything from God that is in your heart and we will all agree with you by saying "Amen." 

NOTES:

​Anyone  may make any request that you desire including personal, church, and world.