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For the last couple of weeks, we have been talking about praying through Scripture to help focus our prayers and have specifically been using the book of Ephesians.  If you remember, before we began we looked at three great truths regarding using God’s Word to focus our prayers.  They are:

One, there is a direct connection between the degree that our minds are shaped by Scripture and the degree to which our prayers are answered.

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” – John 15:7.

Two, God only answers the prayers and petitions that His Son had some part in asking.

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him – 1 John 5:14-15.

And three, the early church prayed Scripture.  And so should we.

But today we want to focus on some of the doctrines we found in just the first chapter of Ephesians.  It is on these doctrines we have been focusing our prayers.

Praying Through Doctrines

Some of the truths we have been praying through are:

    1.  God’s Calling
    2.  Faithfulness
    3.  Grace and Peace
    4.  Blessed is our God
    5.  Complete in Him
    6.  Being “in Christ” and all that means
    7.  Election
    8.  Sanctification
    9.  Identification
    10.  Predestination
    11.  Adoption
    12.  Sovereignty of God
    13.  Grace
    14.  Our Acceptance
    15.  Redemption
    16.  Substitutionary Atonement of Christ
    17.  Forgiveness of Sins
    18.  Grace in Abundance / Riches of His Grace
    19. Wisdom and Prudence of God
    20. Reconciliation
    21. The Church
    22. Eternal Security / Sealed
    23. Holy Spirit
    24. How to Pray / What to Pray For
    25. Revelation
    26. The Knowledge of God
    27. Effectual Calling
    28. Eternal Life / Our Final State
    29. Resurrection
    30. Ascension
    31. Power
    32. Dominion

I hope you can see the importance of using Scripture to focus your prayers, especially as we see dark times approaching.  To find out more about how this is done and how to become a faith prepper, keep listening.

The following is a study on Praying God’s Word and Ephesians 1.

To download the slides to this message, click – HERE