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September 6, 2012

Leland Maples runs the LOOP’s Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas.  The Rec Room message on Thursday, September 6, 2012 was entitled “Prayer – Most Used, Less Known Subject in the Bible” and was given by Leland.  Special music was by Charles Reynolds.

  1. God says we need help with Prayer – Romans 8:26-27
    1. What prayer is not…
    2. Different answers to prayer
  2. Some Instructions for True Prayer
    1. Ask in the name of Christ – John 16:24
    2. Ask according to God’s will – 1 John 5:14-15
    3. Be honest with God – Philippians 4:6-7
  3. One prayer that God always answers “yes”

Romans 8:26-27 KJV

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

John 16:24 KJV

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

1 John 5:14-15 KJV

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Philippians 4:6-7 KJV

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.



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