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  1. PRAYER

  2. PRAYER • “Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.” {Romans 12:12}

  3. PRAYER • “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” {Philippians 4:6}

  4. PRAYER • “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” {Ephesians 6:18}

  5. PRAYER • “Pray without ceasing.” {1 Thessalonians 5:17} • “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.”{1 Peter 4:7}

  6. PRAYER • “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” {Colossians 4:2} • “And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray...” {Matthew 14:23}

  7. Building a Relationship • God’s family • Father/child relationship • God desires closeness • Talking with God • Do we use prayer as a safety valve? • Reintroduce myself? • Last time you really prayed?

  8. Prayerlessness Burden-bearing • Burdens never intended to be borne alone • Psalm 55:22 • 1 Peter 5:7 • Philippians 4:13 • Ephesians 6:10

  9. Weariness • Getting tired • Isaiah 50:4 • Matthew 11:28 • 1 Peter 5:8 • Isaiah 40:28-31 • Galatians 6:9

  10. Discouraged • Overwhelmed by little earthly struggles. • We lose focus. • Deuteronomy 31:6-8 • Joshua 1:6-9 • Luke 21:34

  11. Doubt • When people begin to doubt God, you can see it in their eyes. • Doubt is the greatest threat to faith. • Life is cursed, many problems • Hebrews 11:6 • Hebrews 3:12 • Jude 20

  12. Disillusioned • No joy or happiness. • We begin to question the Christianlife. • Joshua 1:9 • Luke 18:1 • Hebrews 13:5-6

  13. Disaster • The end is inevitable; disaster will come! • Ephesians 2:12 • John 15:5 • Psalm 55:17

  14. Concluding Thoughts • If you have no relationship with God, it’s easy to leave. • What kind of prayer life do you have? • What kind of relationship with God? • Remember David and Daniel. Those who had a relationship with God were not defeated by their circumstances.!