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Summary: . Our prayers must be divinely directed (1 Kings 18:36). 2. Praying must be done in the name of the Lord (James 5:14).

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Keys to Effective Praying

Examples: Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:6-23 and Elijah in 1 Kings 17-18.

1. Our prayers must be divinely directed (1 Kings 18:36).

2. Praying must be done in the name of the Lord (James 5:14).

a. In the power of His name.

b. We have power of attorney.

c. In His will (1 John 5:14-15).

d. In His merit as opposed to our own (Romans 5:1-2 & Hebrews 4:16).

e. To His glory (John 14:13).

3. Praying must be done in faith (James 5:15, James 1:6-8).

a. We must be divinely directed (1 John 5:14-15).

b. We must know the word (Romans 10:17).

c. We must meditate on His word, faithfulness, and power (Psalm 1:2-3, Joshua 1:8).

4. We must be bold in our praying.

a. Be bold (confidant) in our declaration (1 Kings 17:1, 18:44).

b. Elijah was bold in his prayer requests (1 Kings 17:1 & 19-22, 1 John 5:14-15)

5. We must pray specifically.

6. We must pray effectually and earnestly (James 5:16-18).

7. We must pray with persistence (1 Kings 17:19-21, 18:41-44).

8. We must pray with anticipation (1 Kings 18:41-45).

9. The one praying must be righteous (James 5:16).


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