I. “Christians want to pray, but they don’t know how!”
a. Aside from Laundry List prayer
b. 1The 5:16-17 contains 3 plural commands and a reason:
II. A Method for Praying (Like but different from Lk 11:2-4)
III. Example #1: Philippians 1:3-11
a. Verses 3-5: Thanks & Joy
b. Verse 6: Sanctification
c. Verse 8: Godly affection
d. Verse 9-11
i. Growing Love
ii. Knowledge and discernment of life
iii. Purity and blamelessness, Righteousness
iv. God glorifying
IV. Example #2: Isaiah 1:2-4
a. So how do pray a passage about Israel’s rebellion in the present?
i. Tact 1: Save it and pray it only for people truly in rebellion to God
ii. Tact 2: Pray a passage like this pre-emptively even for the currently faithful.
iii. Tact 3: Look for a parallel in my life or another’s life.
V. Congregational example