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    PRAYER AND PRAYER ALONEPRAYER AND PRAYER ALONE

    CONTENT

    A. DEFINITION OF PRAYER B. NEED OF PRAYER FOR CHURCHFOR INDIVIDUAL

    C. CHRIST JESUS A MAN OF PRAYER

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    PRAYER AND PRAYER ALONEPRAYER AND PRAYER ALONE

    D. BIBLE AND PRAYER

    E. QUOTES FROM MEN OF GOD

    F.APPLICATION

    G. FINAL WORDS

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    Prayer Prayer Prayer is the soul getting into contact with theGod in whom it believes. Fosdick

    Prayer is the voice of faith. Horne

    Prayer is the ascent of the mind to God. Taylor

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    PRAYER MEAN ?PRAYER MEAN ?Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man andinhaling the spirit of God. Keith

    The fewer the words the better theprayer. Martin Luther

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    PRAYER MEAN ?PRAYER MEAN ?Prayer is a direct approach to the throbbingheart of the universe. Israel Betton

    A prayer, in its simplest definition, is merely awish turned heavenward. Brooks

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    PRAYER MEAN ?PRAYER MEAN ?W e must remember that "No" can be ananswer to prayer. Pinson

    The deepest wishes of the heart findexpression in secret prayer. Rees

    Faithful prayer always impliescorrelative exertion. John Ruskin

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    PRAYER MEAN ?PRAYER MEAN ?Prayer is not a substitute for work; it is adesperate effort to work further and to be

    efficient beyond the range of one's powers. Santayana

    Prayer is a means of adding power to the

    strength we already possess. Sometimes weknow what is right, but we lack the will powerto do it. Stock

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    NEED OF PRAYERNEED OF PRAYER

    FOR CHURCH

    Prayer is the breath of faith. Prayer meetings are thelungs of the church. Spurgeon

    Neglect of private prayer is the locust that devours the

    strength of the church. Spurgeon

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    CHU RCH CHU RCH -- PRAYERPRAYERPrayer is the first thing, the second thing,the third thing necessary.... Pray, then,my dear brother; pray, pray, pray.

    Edward Payson

    Some men's prayer need to be cut shortat both ends and set on fire in the middle.

    D.L. Moody

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    CHU RCH CHU RCH -- PRAYERPRAYERW e are not told that Jesus ever taughtHis disciple how to preach, but He taughtthem how to pray. He wanted them tohave power with God; then He knew theywould have power with man.

    D.L. Moody

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERFOR INDIVIDUAL

    All our strength lies in prayer! Spurgeon

    I have found the greatest power in the world isthe power of prayer. Cecil B. DeMill

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERI would rather be the Master of the Artof Prayer than MA of both Oxford andCambridge. He who knows how to prayhas his hand on the leverage that movesthe universe. Spurgeon

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERLet me have your prayers, and I can doanything! Let me be without my people'sprayers, and I can do nothing. Spurgeon

    I am sure we cannot expect our childrento grow up a godly seed if there is nofamily prayer. Spurgeon

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERIf Christians spent as much time prayingas they do grumbling, they would soonhave nothing to grumble about

    Anonymous

    Prayer- secret, fervent, believing prayer-lies at the root of all personal godliness.

    Carey's Brotherhood

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERI used to pray that God would do this or that.Now I pray that God will make His will knownto me. Chiang Kai-Shek

    Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time youpray, if your prayer is sincere, there will benew feeling and new meaning in it, which will

    give you fresh courage, and you willunderstand that prayer is an education. Feodor Dostoevski

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERW ork as if you were to live 100 years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow. Franklin

    So a good prayer, though often used, is stillfresh and fair in the ears and eyes of Heaven.

    Fuller

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERPrayer should be the key of the day andthe lock of the night. Fuller

    You pray in your distress and in yourneed; would that you might pray also in

    the fullness of your joy in the days of abundance. Kahlil Gibran

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYER

    Sometimes a few minutes in prayer havedone more for a man than two hours intalk. D.L. Moody

    A man who prays much in private willmake short prayers in public. D.L. Moody

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    PERSONNELPERSONNEL- -PRAYERPRAYERNothing is so beautiful as a child going to sleepwhile he is saying his prayers. Peguy

    If Christ Himself needed to retire from time totime to the mountain-top to pray,lesser menneed not be ashamed to acknowledge thatnecessity. Streeter

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    Col 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watchin the same with thanksgiving;

    1Pe 4:7 But the end of all things is athand: be ye therefore sober, and watch

    unto prayer. (KJV)

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    PRAYER AND ITS IMPORTANCEPRAYER AND ITS IMPORTANCE

    When has any man of prayer told us that prayer has failed him? George Bernanos

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    Q U OTES ON PRAYERQ U OTES ON PRAYERGod the Holy Spirit writes our prayers, Godthe Son presents our prayers and God the

    Father accepts our prayers. And with thewhole Trinity to help us in it, what cannotprayer perform. SpurgeonI have seen enough in my own lifetime to fill a

    volume concerning the goodness of the Lord inanswer to his children's prayers. Spurgeon

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    Q U OTES ON PRAYERQ U OTES ON PRAYERSometimes . . . God answers our prayersin the way our parents do, who reply tothe pleas of their children with "Not justnow" or "I'll have to think about that fora little while." Pearson

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    Q U OTES ON PRAYERQ U OTES ON PRAYERPrayer is the chief agency and activity wherebymen align themselves with God's purpose. Prayer does not consist in battering the walls of heavenfor personal benefits or the success of our plans.Rather it is the committing of ourselves for thecarrying out of His purposes. It is a telephone callto headquarters for orders. It is not bending God'swill to ours, but our will to God's. In prayer, wetap vast reservoirs of spiritual power whereby Godcan find fuller entrance into the hearts of men.

    Oldham

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    Q U OTES ON PRAYERQ U OTES ON PRAYERPrayer is not merely an occasional impulse towhich we respond when we are in trouble:

    prayer is a life attitude. Mueller

    The most important thing in any prayer is notwhat we say to God, but what God says to us.W e are apt to pray and then hurry awaywithout giving God a chance to answer.

    North Carolina Christian Advocate

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    APPLI C ATION APPLI C ATIONW hen thou prayest, rather let thy heartbe without words than thy words withoutheart. BunyanPrayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue. Clarke

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    APPLI C ATION APPLI C ATIONPray as if everything depended on God,and work as if everything depended uponman. Spellman

    And Satan trembles when he sees the

    weakest saint upon his knees. Cowper

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    APPLI C ATION APPLI C ATIONHe who prays without confidence cannot hopethat his prayers will be granted.

    Franois Fenelon

    God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we canpress a button to get things. Fosdick

    He prays well who is so absorbed with God thathe does not know he is praying.

    St. Francis of de Sales

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    FINAL WORDSFINAL WORDS PRAYING MAN SIN-NOT ANDSINNING MAN PRAY NOT

    WHAT ARE WE ?

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    Thank You Very Much and Bless You all inChrist Jesus