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Lord, Teach ME to Pray! (15 of 35)
Series: Delights of a Word-Filled Marriage
Jesus never taught His disciples how to preach, only how to pray.
How are you doing this morning in the most wonderful and available ministries available to all of us as believers?
Prayer is one to the few things we are asked to unceasingly be involved with. If prayer is something we are to do unceasingly, then we better know how to do it properly!
When God's Word teaches us how to pray, it is very profitable to notice what God doesn't teach us about prayer:
The Postures of Prayer
First we can quickly see from the Scriptures that the Lord doesn't teach us about just one posture of prayer – because any posture will do. In the Bible, people prayer in all different positions:
• Abraham's servant prayed while standing in Genesis 24:12-14 Then he said, "O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, here I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 14 Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, 'Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink'--let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master."
• Moses prayed while bowing down in Exodus 34:8 So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped.
• The Israelites prayed in sorrow for their sins as they were sitting in Judges 20:26 Then all the children of Israel, that is, all the people, went up and came to the house of God and wept. They sat there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.
• Elijah prayed for rain on top of Mount Carmel with his head between knees in 1 Kings 18:42 So Ahab went up to eat and d ...
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