Bible Study Outlines
Volume 2, Lesson 12
by C.I. Scofield
- How we should pray
The conditions of acceptable prayer
- To the Father
- Through Christ
- In the Holy Spirit
New Testament prayer is a child asking a Father
- Mark 11:25 - "Forgive, if ye have ought against any"
- Matthew 21:22 - "Ask in prayer, believing"
- James 5:16 - "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." Jesus is our righteousness.
- 1Peter 3:12 - "His ears are open unto their prayers"
- Philippians 4:6 - "Supplication with thanksgiving"
The Old Testament basis of prayer was appeal to the character of God as revealed in His dealings with His people (see Psalm 17:7; 31:3; 51:1). The New Testament basis of prayer is relationship.
The believer's prayer life
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- 1Thessalonians 5:17 - "Pray without ceasing." Ceaseless prayer is not so much an act as an attitude of soul. It is taking the place of one who is always dependent and needy.
- Ephesians 6:18 - "With all prayer and supplication"
- Philippians 4:6 - "By prayer and supplication with thanksgiving"
- 1Timothy 2:1 - "Supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men"
- Acts 1:14 - "Continued with one accord in prayer"
- Romans 12:12 - "Continuing instant in prayer"
- Romans 15:30 - "Strive together with me in your prayers"
- Colossians 4:2 - "Continue in prayer, and watch... with thanksgiving"
- Colossians 4:12 - "Labouring fervently for you in prayers"
- 2Timothy 1:3 - "Without ceasing"
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