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30 Teach Me to Pray: Pray for Salvation نصلي من اجل خلاص لوست

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Section 6: Overcoming the Hurdles
Lesson Thirty:  Pray for The Salvation of The Lost

We are called to pray for the gospel to be preached and the lost to be saved. Paul wrote, “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved” (Rom. 10:1).

How dangerous it is to attempt to live without God. The following story illustrates the dangers faced daily by those who have not placed their faith in God:

Salat Prayer - علمني كيفية الصلاةIn April 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with numerous other skydivers and filmed the group as they fell and opened their parachutes. On the film shown on the telecast, as the final skydiver opened his chute, Continue reading


31 Teach Me to Pray: Pray for Everyone نصلي من اجل الجميع

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Section 6: Overcoming the Hurdles
Lesson Thirty-One:  Pray for Everyone

Paul teaches us in 1 Timothy 2:1 that we are to pray for all men! As we begin to prayerwalk our neighborhoods and pray through our neighborhood directories, together we can pray for all men.

Pray for the sick

Publius was the chief of the island of Malta. His father was sick in bed, suffering from Continue reading

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32 Teach Me to Pray: A Time and Place وقت ومكان

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Section 7: Making a Time and Place for Prayer
Lesson Thirty-Two: A Time and Place

At lunch, a high-level American church leader explained to me (Eddie) that he and the leaders with whom he works have such
weighty and time-consuming responsibilities that they simply don’t have time to pray.

The implication was that they had less time for personal prayer than others. The truth is, every person on earth has all the time there is—twenty-four hours each day!

What we do with our time is a choice we each make. So the question isn’t really so much about having enough time as it is having the Continue reading

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33 Teach Me to Pray: Your Secret Place لديك مكان سري

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Section 7: Making a Time and Place for Prayer
Lesson Thirty-Three:   Your Secret Place

Every effective praying person has a familiar place for prayer. It is usually a place that is far from distractions and interruptions. From our interviews with more than fifty nationally known intercessors, we offer you the following suggestions concerning a private place for prayer:

  • Pray in the least distracting place (such as, facing a blank wall in a room).
  • Unplug the phone.
  • Get the family off to school or to work, or put the kids to bed.
  • Consider placing a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.

Would it surprise you to know that spiritual giants face the same issues you face? Andrew Murray said, “How now does Satan hinder prayer? By temptation to postpone or curtail it by bringing in wandering thoughts and all sorts of distractions through unbelief and hopelessness.”

In order to overcome such things, like the man building a tower of which Jesus spoke, we too must prepare ahead of time.

Salat Prayer - علمني كيفية الصلاةPRE-PRAYER-ATION

In the March 2001 issue of the Community Prayer Circle Newsletter, Annielois Evans encouraged us to try this exercise to prepare the heart for a time of prayer:

  • With a heart full of faith, a soul of contrition and a mind set on truth and love, lift up your hands and head toward heaven.
  • Let your thoughts overflow with images of blessings from God. Meditate on His goodness.
  • As the Holy Spirit dictates, clap your hands as an expression of praise to your heavenly Father.
  • Read or recite a verse from Psalms, your favorite scripture or a passage related to the concerns you plan to share with God.
  • Continue this process until you feel the presence of the Lord.

Now you are ready to pray for yourself and intercede for others. Practice this exercise as often as needed.

Our posture in prayer

While there is certain value in it, there is no biblical command for us to kneel, to bow or to close our eyes when we pray.

For example, Jesus knelt at times. In describing His prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, Luke writes, “He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed” (Luke 22:41, emphasis added). When praying with the leaders of the church in Ephesus, Paul also knelt. (Read
Acts 20:36.)

Surprisingly to some, however, there were times when Jesus neither bowed His head nor closed His eyes to pray. John’s report of Jesus’ prayer at the tomb of His friend Lazarus says, “Then Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me’” (John 11:41, emphasis added).

Earl Pickard, ex-Army officer and director of Campus Crusade’s PrayerWorks, says, “I have a prayer room in my home with an altar area. So, I like to kneel there before the Lord in heart cry.” The Bible also says that we can pray standing or even lying prostrate.

Question: Where do you like to pray? How do you create an atmosphere of quiet and privacy for your prayer time?

Equipment for prayer

In my book Intercessors: How to Understand and Unleash Them for God’s Glory, I (Eddie) have written these statements about the prayer closet:

Not only do I release Alice to love and pursue God, but also to the prayer closet. Perhaps I should say that I released our closet to her! For years her prayer closet was our clothes closet. It contained much more than our clothing. In it were a globe, maps, books, pens, photos, notebooks, Kleenex and other assorted items. The floor of our closet was literally a workstation! It wasn’t until we purchased our new home, which has three walk-in closets in the master bedroom, did I have my own clothes closet! The third closet is Alice’s new prayer closet.

When our children were younger, they thought God lived in our closet. Every time they’d look for Mom, I’d explain, “She’s in the closet with the Lord; don’t bother her.”

One day Alice came walking out of the closet with mascara running down her cheeks. Her eyes were red and puffy. She was clutching a fistful of notes in one hand and a wad of used tissues in the other.

“What in the world do you do in there for three and four hours at a time?” I asked.

“Do you really want to know?”

“Of course I do,” I replied.

“Then sit down,” she said.

She began telling me the details of her encounter “beyond the veil” in prayer. I interrupted, “Whoa! Wait a minute! Let me get a pen and a piece of paper. People need to know this.” I took notes as she shared.

When she finished, I gave my notes to her. “You must write a book about this for the worldwide church to read.” She did. I mentioned earlier that her book, Beyond the Veil, is a source of instruction, affirmation, and confirmation for many who’ve had similar experiences in prayer.

Christian, do you suffer from an unbridled temper, overpowering sinful habits, overwhelming sadness, or any number of other spiritually defeating issues? Are you seemingly unable to establish and maintain positive meaningful relationships with others?

Counselor or Pastor, do you sometimes wonder why you have such limited authority over evil spirits and why, after evicting then one week, the same spirits show up again the next week.

In Delivering the Captives, Alice Smith draws on her 35 years of deliverance ministry around the world to expose some of Satan’s “slickest strategies”. She explains how he deceives us into building spiritual strongholds in our own lives though will full sin so his demons can operate, develop into strongmen, and access levels of dominion over us.

Let Alice show you how to detect and defeat strongmen, and precisely why Jesus said we must bind the strongmen before we dismantle their strongholds and permanently dismiss them.

Here are your guidelines, including Alice’s much sought after list of Apparent Demonic Groupings that reveals how demons work together. Here are your biblical tools, including prayers, proclamations, and pronouncements to renounce evil spirits and remove them from your life and from the lives of others.

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35 Teach Me to Pray: Praying Aloud يصلي بصوت عال

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Section 7: Making a Time and Place for Prayer
Lesson Thirty-Five:  Praying Aloud

Most effective intercessors do pray aloud in their private prayer. Hearing themselves helps them stay on track and maintain their focus. (Hearing yourself speak to someone you cannot see may be a bit intimidating to you at first, but in a few days you will grow accustomed to it.)

Jesus and many others in Scripture prayed aloud when they prayed alone, for in some cases their prayers were heard and recorded for us to read today.

Praying silently

It’s interesting that people generally fall into two categories: Continue reading