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Prayer 101

Bible Study - Praying In The Spirit

by John Edmiston

This is one of those nasty Bible studies where I don't tell you the answers. You actually have to read the Bible and work them out under God's gracious guidance. (grin)

May the Lord richly bless you as you study His Word!

(Colossians 3:16 NKJV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.


(A) Research the following verses surrounding the topic "Praying in the Spirit".

Romans 8:26 _____________________________________________________

1 Corinthians 14:2-5 ______________________________________________

1 Corinthians 14:14-16 ____________________________________________

Ephesians 6:18 __________________________________________________


(B) Research the following references to the phrase "In the Spirit"

John 11:33 ______________________________________________________

Acts 18:5 _______________________________________________________

Acts 18:25 ______________________________________________________

Romans 8:10,11 __________________________________________________

Romans 2:28,29 __________________________________________________

Galatians 3:3-5 ___________________________________________________

Galatians 5:16-18,25 ______________________________________________

Ephesians 4:23ff __________________________________________________

Philippians 3:3 ____________________________________________________

Colossians 2:5 ____________________________________________________

1 Timothy 3:16 ___________________________________________________

Revelation 1:10,11 ________________________________________________


Q.1) Describe a "typical case" of Spirit-filled prayer - what stands out most to you?


Q.2) How are the things like unity, love, peace, joy associated with prayer in the Spirit?



Q.3) How many of these experiences are ecstatic?



Q.4) How many are relatively normal?



Q.5) How can we pray in the Spirit?
How is like learning to live and "walk" in a new way?



Q.6) How would praying in the Spirit change you?

 

PRACTICE SESSION

List six items, that are God's will ( 1 John 5:14,15) that you want to pray for.

(i)_________________________________________________

(ii)________________________________________________

(iii)_______________________________________________

(iv)________________________________________________

(v)_________________________________________________

(vi)________________________________________________

  • Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit - the Spirit of Jesus (Eph. 5:18)
  • Ask for guidance as you pray in the power of His Holy Spirit.
  • Ask God to pray in you and through you. (Romans 8:26f)

This article may be freely reproduced for non-profit ministry purposes but may not be sold in any way. For permission to use articles in your ministry, e-mail the editor, John Edmiston at johned@aibi.ph. Source: http://www.globalchristians.org/starterkit/gospel1.htm. Used with permission from John Edmiston - www.globalchristians.org

 

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