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- Prayer That Moves Heaven - Simplified English Study Guide
Prayer is an important part of walking daily with God. Prayer is talking to God. Prayer is listening to God. “Pray” or “prayer” (or prays, praying, prayed, etc.) is used over 500 times in the New Life Version of the Bible. Clearly, the Bible has a lot to say about prayer! In this unit, we will dig deeply into the subject of prayer. It does not matter how long we have been Christians — each of us can grow spiritually by studying what the Bible has to say about prayer.
Do we pray at mealtimes to thank God for our food? Good! Do we pray at bedtime to thank God for protecting us that day? Great! Do we pray in the mornings to ask God to guide us that day? Wonderful! But prayer is not limited to mealtimes or the beginning or end of each day. God is available 24/7 (every hour of every day) for us to bring our concerns to His throne. Hebrews 4:16 says: “Let us go with complete trust to the throne of God. We will receive His loving-kindness and have His loving-favor to help us whenever we need it.”
In Lesson 1, we discover we can pray anytime and at all times through a study of Ephesians 6:18: “You must pray at all times as Introduction ● Page 3 Adult Bible Study in Simplified English Study Guide About the Writers Judy Hughes wrote lessons 1-7. She has taught English to internationals in the U.S. and abroad, and now lives near Moody, Texas. Her family offers ministers a place of rest and encouragement called Shepherd’s Rest Ministry. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Belton. Phyllis Merritt wrote lessons 8-13. She has taught ESL since 1970 in the U.S. and has taught English in China for 18 summers. She and her husband are involved in International Ministry at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Prayer That Moves Heaven Introduction This Bible study unit has 13 lessons about prayer. You will study Bible verses from both the Old and New Testaments. the Holy Spirit leads you to pray. ...You must watch and keep on praying.” Then, in Lesson 11, we will study Luke 11 where Jesus’ followers said, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
As we study all 13 lessons of this unit, we will sharpen our prayer skills as we join Jesus’ followers in their request: “Lord, teach us to pray.”