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Jeremiah 17:10; James 5:16; 2 Kings 20:1-3; Isaiah 29:13; Psalm 119:2; Romans 8:26-27; Hebrews 10:22; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Exodus 14:15; Luke 18:1-5

Essence of Prayer

Postures

Jeremiah 17:10 (NIV)

Prayer
- Part and parcel – relationship with God
- Psalms 3, 4, 5 and etc...
- Common factor – “Heartfelt”

James 5:16b (AMPC)
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].

1. Heartfelt Prayer
- Hezekiah, King of Judah
- 2 Kings 20:1-3 (AMP)

What did God hear?
- Audible words of the King
- Prayer of the heart
- Isaiah 29:13… but their hearts are far from me
- Psalms 119:2… Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
- Bodily positions
a) Sitting (2 Sam 7:18)
b) Standing (Mk 11:25)
c) Kneeling (Chr 6:13, Dan 6:10, Lk 22:41)
d) Face to the ground (Mat 26:39, Mk 14:35)
e) Hands lifted up (1 Tim 2:8)

Romans 8:26b-27 (NIV)
Hebrews 10:22 (AMP)
22 let us approach [God] with a true and sincere heart in unqualified assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

2. Unceasing Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (AMPC)
16 Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always); 17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];

- continue unceasingly praying out loud in words?
- Exodus 14:15

Exodus 14:15 (NIV)
“Never abandon or give up on prayer…”

Luke 18:1-5 (NIV)

Essence of Prayer
- Heartfelt Prayer
- Unceasing Prayer

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