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Prayer test proposed by Elijah

1 Kin 18:24-39

Praying daily in the morning

Psa 5:3Psa 88:13Psa 143:8Isa 33:2

Praying twice daily

Psa 88:1

Praying thrice daily

Psa 55:17Dan 6:10

Praying all night

Luke 6:12

Praying without ceasing

1 Thess 5:17

Boldness in prayer:

Enjoined

Heb 4:16

Exemplified by Abraham in his inquiry concerning Sodom

Gen 18:23-32

By Moses, supplicating for assistance in delivering Israel

Ex 33:12Ex 33:18

Secret prayer

Gen 24:63Matt 6:6

Silent prayer

Psa 5:1

Weeping in prayer

Ezra 10:1

Praying in a loud voice, satirized by Elijah

1 Kin 18:27

Long prayers:

Of the Pharisees

Matt 23:14

Of the scribes

Mark 12:40Luke 20:47

Profuse prayers, to be avoided

Eccl 5:2Matt 6:7

Vain repetitions of prayers, to be avoided

Matt 6:7

Asking for tokens as assurance of answer of prayer:

By Abrahamís servant

Gen 24:14

Gideon asks for a sign of dew on a fleece

Judg 6:36-40

Instances of rebuked prayers:

Of Moses, at the Red Sea

Ex 14:15

Of Moses, when he prayed to see Canaan

Deut 3:23-27

Of Joshua

Josh 7:10

Evils averted by praying

Jer 26:19

Unbelief in prayer

Job 21:15

ďLordís PrayerĒ

Matt 6:9-13Luke 11:2-4

Answer to prayer, withheld:

Of Balaam

Deut 23:5Josh 24:10

Of Job

Job 30:20Job 42:12

Of the Israelites, when attacked by the Amorites

Deut 1:45

The prayer of Jesus, ďLet this cup passĒ

Matt 26:39Matt 26:42Matt 26:44-75Matt 27

Answer to prayer, delayed

Psa 22:1-2Psa 40:1Psa 80:4Psa 88:14Jer 42:7Hab 1:2Luke 18:7

Answer to prayer, exceeds petition:

Solomon asked wisdom; the answer included wisdom, riches, honor, and long life

1 Kin 3:7-142 Chr 1:10-12

The disciples prayed for Peter; the answer included Peterís deliverance

Acts 12:15Acts 12:5

Answer to prayer, different from the request:

Moses asked to be permitted to cross Jordan; the answer was permission to view the land of promise

Deut 3:23-27

The Israelites lusted for the fleshpots of Egypt; the answer gave them flesh, but also leanness of soul

Psa 106:14-15

Martha and Mary asked Jesus to come and heal their brother Lazarus; Jesus delayed, but raised Lazarus from the dead

John 11

Paul asked that the thorn in the flesh be removed; the answer was a promise of grace to endure it

2 Cor 12:8-9

Answer to prayer, promised

Ex 6:5Acts 7:34Ex 22:23Ex 22:27Ex 33:17-20Deut 4:7Deut 4:29-311 Chr 28:92 Chr 7:13-151 Kin 8:221 Kin 8:532 Chr 6Job 8:5-6Job 12:4Job 22:27Job 33:26Psa 9:10Psa 9:12Psa 10:17Psa 18:3Psa 32:6Psa 34:15Psa 34:17Psa 37:4-5Psa 38:15Psa 50:14-15Psa 55:16-17Psa 56:9Psa 65:2Psa 65:5Psa 69:33Psa 81:10Psa 86:5-7Psa 91:15Psa 102:17-20Psa 145:18-19Prov 2:3Prov 2:5Prov 3:6Prov 10:24Prov 15:8Prov 15:29Prov 16:1Isa 19:20Isa 30:19Isa 55:6Isa 58:9Isa 65:24Jer 29:12-13Jer 31:9Jer 33:3Lam 3:25Ezek 36:37Joel 2:18-19Joel 2:32Amos 5:4-6Zeph 2:3Zech 10:1Zech 10:6Zech 13:9Matt 6:5-13Matt 7:7-11Matt 18:19-20Matt 21:22Mark 11:24-25Luke 11:5-13Luke 18:1-8Luke 21:36John 4:10John 4:23-24John 9:31John 14:13-14John 15:7John 15:16John 16:23-24John 16:26-27Acts 22:16Rom 8:26Rom 10:12-13Eph 2:18Eph 3:20Heb 4:16Heb 10:22-23Heb 11:6Jam 1:5-7Jam 4:8Jam 4:10Jam 5:161 John 3:221 John 5:14-15

Answered

Job 34:28Psa 3:4Psa 4:1Psa 6:8-9Psa 18:6Psa 120:1Psa 21:2Psa 21:4Psa 22:4-5Psa 22:24Psa 28:6Psa 30:2-3Psa 31:22Psa 34:4-6Psa 40:1Psa 66:19-20Psa 77:1-2Psa 81:7Psa 99:6-8Psa 106:44Psa 107:6-7Psa 107:13-20Psa 116:1-2Psa 118:5Psa 118:21Psa 119:26Psa 138:3Lam 3:57-58Hos 12:4Jonah 2:1-2Jonah 2:7Luke 23:42-43Acts 4:312 Cor 12:8-9Jam 5:17-18

Answered prayer, instances of:

Cain

Gen 4:13-15

Abraham:

For a son

Gen 15

Entreating for Sodom

Gen 18:23-33

For Ishmael

Gen 17:20

For Abimelech

Gen 20:17

Hagar, for deliverance

Gen 16:7-13

Abrahamís servant, for guidance

Gen 24:12-52

Rebecca, concerning her pains in pregnancy

Gen 25:22-23

Jacob, for deliverance from Esau

Gen 32:9-32Gen 33:1-17

Moses:

For help at the Red Sea

Ex 14:15-16

For help at the waters of Marah

Ex 15:25

For help at Horeb

Ex 17:4-6

For help in the battle with the Amalekites

Ex 17:8-14

Concerning the murmuring of the Israelites for flesh

Num 11:11-35

In behalf of Miriamís leprosy

Num 12:13-15

Moses, Aaron, and Samuel

Psa 99:6

Israelites:

For deliverance from bondage

Ex 2:23-25Ex 3:7-10Acts 7:34

For deliverance from Pharaohís army

Ex 14:10-30

For deliverance from the king of Mesopotamia

Judg 3:9Judg 3:15

For deliverance from Sisera

Judg 4:3Judg 4:23-241 Sam 12:9-11

For deliverance from Ammon

Judg 10:6-18Judg 11:1-33

For Godís favor under the reproofs of Azariah

2 Chr 15:1-15

For deliverance from Babylonian bondage

Neh 9:27

Gideon, asking the token of dew

Judg 6:36-40

Manoah, asking about Samson

Judg 13:8-9

Samson, asking for strength

Judg 16:28-30

Hannah, asking for a child

1 Sam 1:10-171 Sam 1:19-20

David:

Asking whether Keilah would be delivered into his hands

1 Sam 23:10-12

Asking whether to pursue Ziklag

1 Sam 30:8

Asking whether he should go into Judah after Saulís death

2 Sam 2:1

Asking whether he should go against the Philistines

2 Sam 5:19-25

In adversity

Psa 118:5Psa 138:3

Solomon, asking wisdom

1 Kin 3:1-131 Kin 9:2-3

Elijah:

Raising the widowís son

1 Kin 17:22

Asking fire on his sacrifice

1 Kin 18:36-38

Asking rain to be withheld

1 Kin 17:11 Kin 18:11 Kin 18:42-45Jam 5:17

Elisha, leading the Syrian army

2 Kin 6:17-20

Jabez, asking for prosperity

1 Chr 4:10

Abijah, for victory over Jeroboam

2 Chr 13:14-18

Asa, for victory over Zerah

2 Chr 14:11-15

The people of Judah

2 Chr 15:15

Jehoshaphat, for victory over the Canaanites

2 Chr 18:312 Chr 20:6-27

Jehoahaz, for victory over Hazael

2 Kin 13:4

Priests and Levites, when blessing the people

2 Chr 30:27

Hezekiah and Isaiah:

For deliverance from Sennacherib

2 Kin 19:14-202 Chr 32:20-23

To save Hezekiahís life

2 Kin 20:1-72 Kin 20:112 Chr 32:24

Manasseh, for deliverance from the king of Babylon

2 Chr 33:132 Chr 33:19

Reubenites, for deliverance from the Hagarites

1 Chr 5:20

The Jews, returning from the captivity

Ezra 8:21Ezra 8:23

Ezekiel, to have the baking of his bread of affliction changed

Ezek 4:12-15

Daniel:

For the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzarís dream

Dan 2:19-23

Interceding for the people

Dan 9:20-23

In a vision

Dan 10:12

Zacharias, for a son

Luke 1:13

The leper, for healing

Matt 8:2-3Mark 1:40-43Luke 5:12-13

Centurion, for his servant

Matt 8:5-13Luke 7:3-10John 4:50-51

Peter, asking that Tabitha be restored

Acts 9:40

The disciples, for Peter

Acts 12:5-17

Paul, to be restored to health

2 Cor 1:9-11

Prayer in behalf of nations

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Prayer.

1.    Commanded. Isa 55:6Mat 7:7Phil 4:6.

2.    To be offered

a.    To God. Ps 5:2Mat 4:10.

b.    To Christ. Luke 23:42Acts 7:59.

c.    To the Holy Spirit. 2 Thes 3:5.

d.    Through Christ. Eph 2:18Heb 10:19.

3.    God hears. Ps 10:1765:2.

4.    God answers. Ps 99:6Isa 58:9.

5.    Is described as

a.    Bowing the knees. Eph 3:14.

b.    Looking up. Ps 5:3.

c.    Lifting up the soul. Ps 25:1.

d.    Lifting up the heart. Lam 3:41.

e.    Pouring out the heart. Ps 62:8.

f.    Pouring out the soul. 1 Sam 1:15.

g.    Calling upon the name of the Lord. Gen 12:8Ps 116:4Acts 22:16.

h.    Crying to God. Ps 27:734:6.

i.    Drawing near to God. Ps 73:28Heb 10:22.

j.    Crying to heaven. 2 Chr 32:20.

k.    Beseeching the Lord. Ex 32:11.

l.    Seeking to God. Job 8:5.

m.    Seeking the face of the Lord. Ps 27:8.

n.    Making supplication. Job 8:5Jer 36:7.

6.    Acceptable through Christ. John 14:131415:1616:2324.

7.    Ascends to heaven. 2 Chr 30:27Rev 5:8.

8.    Quickening grace necessary to. Ps 80:18.

9.    The holy spirit

a.    Promised as a Spirit of. Zec 12:10.

b.    As the Spirit of adoptions, leads to. Rom 8:15Gal 4:6.

c.    Helps our infirmities in. Rom 8:26.

10.    An evidence of conversion. Acts 9:11.

11.    Of the righteous, avails much. Jas 5:16.

12.    Of the upright, a delight to God. Pr 15:8.

13.    Should be offered up

a.    In the Holy Spirit. Eph 6:18Jude 1:20.

b.    In faith. Mat 21:22Jas 1:6.

c.    In full assurance of faith. Heb 10:22.

d.    In a forgiving spirit. Mat 6:12.

e.    With the heart. Jer 29:13Lam 3:41.

f.    With the whole heart. Ps 119:58145.

g.    With preparation of heart. Job 11:13.

h.    With a true heart. Heb 10:22.

i.    With the soul. Ps 42:4.

j.    With the spirit and understanding. John 4:22-241 Cor 14:15.

k.    With confidence in God. Ps 56:986:71 John 5:14.

l.    With submission to God. Luke 22:42.

m.    With unfeigned lips. Ps 17:1.

n.    With deliberation. Eccl 5:2.

o.    With holiness. 1 Tim 2:8.

p.    With humility. 2 Chr 7:1433:12.

q.    With truth. Ps 145:18John 4:24.

r.    With desire to be heard. Neh 1:6Ps 17:155:1261:1.

s.    With desire to be answered. Ps 27:7102:2108:6143:1.

t.    With boldness. Heb 4:16.

u.    With earnestness. 1 Thes 3:10Jas 5:17.

v.    With importunity. Gen 32:26Luke 11:8918:1-7.

w.    Night and day. 1 Tim 5:5.

x.    Without ceasing. 1 Thes 5:17.

y.    Everywhere. 1 Tim 2:8.

z.    In everything. Phil 4:6.

14.    For temporal blessings. Gen 28:20Pr 30:8Mat 6:11.

15.    For spiritual blessings. Mat 6:33.

16.    For mercy and grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:16.

17.    Model for. Mat 6:9-13.

18.    Vain repetitions in, forbidden. Mat 6:7.

19.    Ostentation in, forbidden. Mat 6:5.

20.    Accompanied with

a.    Repentance. 1 Kings 8:33Jer 36:7.

b.    Confession. Neh 1:47Dan 9:4-11.

c.    Self-abasement. Gen 18:27.

d.    Weeping. Jer 31:9Hos 12:4.

e.    Fasting. Neh 1:4Dan 9:3Acts 13:3.

f.    Watchfulness. Luke 21:361 Pet 4:7.

g.    Praise. Ps 66:17.

h.    Thanksgiving. Phil 4:6Col 4:2.

21.    Plead in the

a.    Promises of God. Gen 32:9-12Ex 32:131 Kings 8:26Ps 119:49.

b.    Covenant of God. Jer 14:21.

c.    Faithfulness of God. Ps 143:1.

d.    Mercy of God. Ps 51:1Dan 9:18.

e.    Righteousness of God. Dan 9:16.

22.    Rise early for. Ps 5:3119:147.

23.    Seek divine teaching for. Luke 11:1.

24.    Faint not in. Luke 18:1.

25.    Continue instant in. Rom 12:12.

26.    Avoid hindrances in. 1 Pet 3:7.

27.    Suitable in affliction. Isa 26:16Jas 5:13.

28.    Shortness of time a motive to. 1 Pet 4:7.

29.    Postures in

a.    Standing. 1 Kings 8:22Mark 11:25.

b.    Bowing down. Ps 95:6.

c.    Kneeling. 2 Chr 6:13Ps 95:6Luke 22:41Acts 20:36.

d.    Falling on the face. Num 16:22Jos 5:141 Chr 21:16Mat 26:39.

e.    Spreading forth the hands. Isa 1:15.

f.    Lifting up the hands. Ps 28:2Lam 2:191 Tim 2:8.

30.    The promises of God encourage to. Isa 65:24Amos 5:4Zec 13:9.

31.    The promises of Christ encourage to. Luke 11:910John 14:1314.

32.    Experience of past mercies an incentive to. Ps 4:1112:2.

 

Prayer, Intercessory.

1.x    Christ set an example of. Luke 22:3223:34John 17:9-24.

2.    Commanded. 1 Tim 2:1Jas 5:1416.

3.    Should be offered up for

a.    Kings. 1 Tim 2:2.

b.    All in authority. 1 Tim 2:2.

c.    Ministers. 2 Cor 1:11Phil 1:19.

d.    The Church. Ps 122:6Isa 62:67.

e.    All saints. Eph 6:18.

f.    All men. 1 Tim 2:1.

g.    Masters. Gen 24:12-14.

h.    Servants. Luke 7:23.

i.    Children. Gen 17:18Mat 15:22.

j.    Friends. Job 42:8.

k.    Fellow-countrymen. Rom 10:1.

l.    The sick. Jas 5:14.

m.    Persecutors. Mat 5:44.

n.    Enemies among whom we dwell. Jer 29:7.

o.    Those who envy us. Num 12:13.

p.    Those who forsake us. 2 Tim 4:16.

q.    Those who murmur against God. Num 11:1214:1319.

4.    By ministers for their people. Eph 1:163:14-19Phil 1:4.

5.    Encouragement to. Jas 5:161 John 5:16.

6.    Beneficial to the offerer. Job 42:10.

7.    Sin of neglecting. 1 Sam 12:23.

8.    Seek an interest in. 1 Sam 12:19Heb 13:18.

9.    Unavailing for the obstinately-impenitent. Jer 7:13-1614:1011.

10.    Exemplified

a.    Abraham. Gen 18:23-32.

b.    Abrahamís servant. Gen 24:12-14.

c.    Moses. Ex 8:1232:11-13.

d.    Samuel. 1 Sam 7:5.

e.    Solomon. 1 Kings 8:30-36.

f.    Elisha. 2 Kings 4:33.

g.    Hezekiah. 2 Chr 30:18.

h.    Isaiah. 2 Chr 32:20.

i.    Nehemiah. Neh 1:4-11.

j.    David. Ps 25:22.

k.    Ezekiel. Eze 9:8.

l.    Daniel. Dan 9:3-19.

m.    Stephen. Acts 7:60.

n.    Peter and John. Acts 8:15.

o.    Church of Jerusalem. Acts 12:5.

p.    Paul. Col 1:9-122 Thes 1:11.

q.    Epaphras. Col 4:12.

r.    Philemon. Phile 1:22.

 

Prayer, Private.

1.x    Christ was constant in. Mat 14:2326:3639Mark 1:35Luke 9:1829.

2.    Commanded. Mat 6:6.

3.  x  Should be offered

a.    At evening, morning, and noon. Ps 55:17.

b.    Day and night. Ps 88:1.

c.    Without ceasing. 1 Thes 5:17.

4.    Shall be heard. Job 22:27.

5.    Rewarded openly. Mat 6:6.

6.    An evidence of conversion. Acts 9:11.

7.  x  Nothing should hinder. Dan 6:10.

8.    Exemplified

a.    Lot. Gen 19:20.

b.    Eliezer. Gen 24:12.

c.    Jacob. Gen 32:9-12.

d.    Gideon. Judges 6:223639.

e.    Hannah. 1 Sam 1:10.

f.    David. 2 Sam 7:18-29.

g.    Hezekiah. 2 Kings 20:2.

h.    Isaiah. 2 Kings 20:11.

i.    Manasseh. 2 Chr 33:1819.

j.    Ezra. Ezra 9:56.

k.    Nehemiah. Neh 2:4.

l.    Jeremiah. Jer 32:16-25.

m.    Daniel. Dan 9:317.

n.    Jonah. Jon 2:1.

o.    Habakkuk. Hab 1:2.

p.    Anna. Luke 2:37.

q.    Paul. Acts 9:11.

r.    Peter. Acts 9:4010:9.

s.    Cornelius. Acts 10:30.

 

Prayer, Public.

1.    Acceptable to God. Isa 56:7.

2. x   God promises to hear. 2 Chr 7:1416.

3.    God promises to bless in. Ex 20:24.

4.    Christ

a.    Sanctifies by his presence. Mat 18:20.

b.    Attended. Mat 12:9Luke 4:16.

c.    Promises answers to. Mat 18:19.

5.x    Instituted form of. Luke 11:2.

6.    Should not be made in an unknown language. 1 Cor 14:14-16.

7.    Saints delight in. Ps 42:4122:1.

8.    Exhortation to. Heb 10:25.

9.  x  Urge others to join in. Ps 95:6Zec 8:21.

10.    Exemplified

a.    Joshua. Jos 7:6-9.

b.    David. 1 Chr 29:10-19.

c.    Solomon. 2 Chr 6:1-42.

d.    Jehoshaphat. 2 Chr 20:5-13.

e.    Jeshua. Neh 9:1-38.

f.    Jews. Luke 1:10.

g.    The Christians. Acts 2:464:2412:512.

h.    Peter. Acts 3:1.

i.    Teachers and Prophets, at Antioch. Acts 13:3.

j.    Paul. Acts 16:16.

 

Prayer, Social and Family.

1. x   Promise of answers to. Mat 18:19.

2.    Christ promises to be present at. Mat 18:20.

3.    Punishment for neglecting. Jer 10:25.

4.    Exemplified

a.    Abram. Gen 12:58.

b.    Jacob. Gen 35:237.

c.    Joshua. Jos 24:15.

d.    David. 2 Sam 6:20.

e.    Job. Job 1:5.

f.    The Disciples. Acts 1:1314.

g.    Cornelius. Acts 10:2.

h.    Paul and Silas. Acts 16:25.

i.    Paul. Acts 20:3621:5.

 

Prayer, Answers to.

1.    God gives. Ps 99:6118:5138:3.

2. x   Christ gives. John 4:101414:14.

3.    Christ received. John 11:42Heb 5:7.

4.x    Granted

a.    Through the grace of God. Isa 30:19.

b.    Sometimes immediately. Isa 65:24Dan 9:212310:12.

c.    Sometimes after delay. Luke 18:7.

d.    Sometimes differently from our desire. 2 Cor 12:89.

e.    Beyond expectation. Jer 33:3Eph 3:20.

5.    Promised. Isa 58:9Jer 29:12Mat 7:7.

6.    Promised especially in times of trouble. Ps 50:1591:15.

7.    Received by those who

a.  x  Seek God. Ps 34:4.

b.  x  Seek God with all the heart. Jer 29:1213.

c.  x  Wait upon God. Ps 40:1.

d.    Return to God. 2 Chr 7:14Job 22:2327.

e.    Ask in faith. Mat 21:11Jas 5:15.

f.    Ask in the name of Christ. John 14:13.

g.    Ask according to Godís will. 1 John 5:14.

h.    Call upon God in truth. Ps 145:18.

i.    Fear God. Ps 145:19.

j.    Set their love upon God. Ps 91:1415.

k.    Keep Godís commandments. 1 John 3:22.

l.    Call upon God under oppression. Isa 19:20.

m.    Call upon God under affliction. Ps 18:6106:44Isa 30:1920.

n.    Abide in Christ. John 15:7.

o.    Humble themselves. 2 Chr 7:14Ps 9:12.

p.    Are righteous. Ps 34:15Jas 5:16.

q.    Are poor and needy. Isa 41:17.

8.    Saints

a.    Are assured of. 1 John 5:15.

b.    Love God for. Ps 116:1.

c.    Bless God for. Ps 66:20.

d.    Praise God for. Ps 116:17118:21.

9.    A motive for continued prayer. Ps 116:2.

10. x   Denied to those who

a.    Ask amiss. Jas 4:3.

b.    Regard iniquity in the heart. Ps 66:18.

c.    Live in sin. Isa 59:2John 9:31.

d.    Offer unworthy service to God. Mal 1:7-9.

e.    Forsake God. Jer 14:1012.

f.    Reject the call of God. Pr 1:242528.

g.    Hear not the law. Pr 28:9Zec 7:11-13.

h.    Are deaf to the cry of the poor. Pr 21:13.

i.    Are blood shedders. Isa 1:1559:3.

j.    Are idolaters. Jer 11:11-14Eze 8:15-18.

k.    Are wavering. Jas 1:67.

l.    Are hypocrites. Job 27:89.

m.    Are proud. Job 35:1213.

n.    Are self-righteous. Luke 18:111214.

o.    Are the enemies of saints. Ps 18:4041.

p.    Cruelly oppress saints. Mic 3:2-4.

11.    Exemplified

a.    Abraham. Gen 17:20.

b.    Lot. Gen 19:19-21.

c.    Abrahamís servant. Gen 24:15-27.

d.    Jacob. Gen 32:24-30.

e.    Israelites. Ex 2:2324.

f.    Moses. Ex 17:4-611-1332:11-14.

g.    Samson. Judges 15:1819.

h.    Hannah. 1 Sam 1:27.

i.    Samuel. 1 Sam 7:9.

j.    Solomon. 1 Kings 3:912.

k.    Man of God. 1 Kings 13:6.

l.    Elijah. 1 Kings 18:36-38Jas 5:1718.

m.    Elisha. 2 Kings 4:33-35.

n.    Jehoahaz. 2 Kings 13:4.

o.    Hezekiah. 2 Kings 19:20.

p.    Jabez. 1 Chr 4:10.

q.    Asa. 2 Chr 14:1112.

r.    Jehoshaphat. 2 Chr 20:6-17.

s.    Manasseh. 2 Chr 33:1319.

t.    Ezra. Ezra 8:21-23.

u.    Nehemiah. Neh 4:915.

v.    Job. Job 42:10.

w.    David. Ps 18:6.

x.    Jeremiah. Lam 3:5556.

y.    Daniel. Dan 9:20-23.

z.    Jonah. Jon 2:210.

A.    Zacharias. Luke 1:13.

B.    Blind man. Luke 18:3841-43.

C.    Thief on the cross. Luke 23:4243.

D.    Apostles. Acts 4:29-31.

E.    Cornelius. Acts 10:431.

F.    The Christians. Acts 12:57.

G.    Paul and Silas. Acts 16:2526.

H.    Paul. Acts 28:8.

12.    Refusal of, exemplified

a.    Saul. 1 Sam 28:15.

b.    Elders of Israel. Eze 20:3.

c.    Pharisees. Mat 23:14.