Effective Prayer by Jack and Judy Hartman Lesson #4

Effective Prayer Bible Study by Judy Hartman
An Overview of the book to prepare you for your own journey through it
Lesson Four
Dear Precious Ladies,
I am in North Carolina enjoying my eighteen immediate family members,
especially Breanna, who is graduating from Bible Baptist Church High School. I will be riding horses with my daughter, Melissa, Breanna, Breanna’s dad, John, and probably a few others. We ride on 350 acres with woods, streams, hills, meadows, absolutely a
dream place to ride. If you look really closely, you will see me galloping up the pasture hill on a mighty steed (knowing the horse will stop at the top of the hill.)
I. Begin in prayer, including prayer for our national and church leaders and prayer
for the 83 girls still in captivity in Nigeria and the total of 276 whose lives have
been so devastated by their horrendous abuse in their three years in captivity.
II. Worship the Lord by singing Alleluia led by Rebecca
III. Review Lessons 1-3
IV. Receiving Jesus Christ: Admit you are a sinner (Romans 3:23); Repent (Romans
6:23; Ask God to forgive you (I John 1:9); pray to invite Jesus Christ to be your
Savior and Lord (Romans 19:-19) Then read the Bible; carry passages with you;
pray; put on the whole armor of God; pray Psalm 91; listen to God and journal what
He says to you; begin and end prayer with praise, worship, and thanksgiving to God
in Christ Jesus; invest yourself in a church where Jesus Christ is alive and the
Word of God is taught; tell others of your newfound gold mine: Jesus Christ; live in
joyous expectation of what God will do each day in your life.
V. Now get ready to share your faith. Break up into two’s now and each of you tell
the other how you came to know Jesus Christ. You can use two or three verses
to focus on, what He did in your life, keeping Jesus as the center. If you haven’t
selected verses yet, just say:
1) One sentence: life before Jesus Christ
2) One sentence: How you came to know Him
3) One sentence: Life after Jesus Christ
Take five minutes each
Enjoy getting to know each other better
Continue Review-no need to look up the verses in the review chapters
VI. Review Chapter One of Effective Prayer
God is delighted when you talk to Him (Proverbs 15:8)
VII. Review Chapter Two
God has a secret for you when you talk to Him a lot (Psalm 25:14)
VIII. Review Chapter Three
The supernatural power of God will flow through you when you pray (James
IX. Review Chapter Four
God answers your prayers (John 15:7)
X. Review Chapter Five
Come to God in reverent awe and trembling (Isaiah 66:2)
XI. Review Chapter Six
You can hinder your prayers by selfish or greedy motives
(James 4:2-3)
XII. Review Chapter Seven
Pray for leaders of nations and all who are in authority, especially your
pastor (I Timothy 2:1-2)
XIII. Review Chapter Eight
Praise the Lord from when the sun comes up until the sun goes down
Psalm 113:3; pray as David did-morning, noon, and evening Psalm 55:17
This is where we stopped last week
Stop and pray any time during the lesson.
Put on the whole armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-20
1. Put on the belt of truth which is the Word of God
2. Put on the breastplate of righteousness which is the blood of Jesus
Christ that was shed for you to live in His righteousness
3. Put on your feet with the readiness of the gospel of peace-
you are ready to share Jesus Christ with everyone you meet today
4. Take up the shield of faith-to extinguish all flaming arrows of Satan

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