The Repetition of Prayer (2 of 6) by Daniel Rodgers

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The Repetition of Prayer (2 of 6)
Series: Understanding and Practicing Prayer
Dan Rodgers
I Thessalonians 5:17


1. Last week I began a six-part series on this important matter of prayer. Our first lesson was entitled, "The Place of Prayer," dealing with the place, purpose and position of prayer.

2. Tonight, I want to look at two different things as we consider the message, "The Repetition of Prayer."



1. Our text states, "Pray without ceasing."

2. The Psalmist, David, made it a habit of praying three times a day. In Psalm 55:17, he said, "Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

3. We know that Daniel prayed three times a day. Daniel 6:10 tells us: "He kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God."

4. A few things...

A. When we are praising God

1. Before we bring any other petition, we should begin our day in praise to God:

a. Please turn with me to Psalm 150.

1) This last Psalm in the book of Psalms is a reminder of the praise due the Lord.

2. I have a lot to be thankful for, don't you? I am thankful for my salvation, for my family, my health, and my church. I'm thankful just to be alive and to be able to enjoy the blessings of God. He deserves my praise.

B. When we are praying for others

1. Ephes. 6:18, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."

a. When Paul wrote to the saints at Thessalonica, he said in 1 Thes. 1:2, "We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers."

2. I wonder what would happen if all our church members covenanted to pray for one another? I believe God's blessing would fall.

a. Do you remember in Acts, chapter 12, when Peter was in prison? He ...

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