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The Posture of Prayer

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Ben Lovelady

on 6 April 2014

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Transcript of The Posture of Prayer

Why the "how" is significant.
The "how" of Our Prayers
We have a good Father.
"Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension."
1 Timothy 2:8
The Posture of Prayer
"Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness."
1 Timothy 2:8-10
"I cried to Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue. If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear; but certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer."
Psalm 66:17-19
"If anyone turns a deaf ear to the Law,
even his prayers are detestable."
Proverbs 28:9
"'...They refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears from hearing. They made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets; therefore great wrath came from the LORD of hosts. And just as He called and they would not listen, so they called and I would not listen,' says the LORD of hosts."
Zechariah 7:11-13
"He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered."
Proverbs 21:13
"You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered."
1 Peter 3:7
"Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,
for my soul takes refuge in You."
Psalm 57:1
"Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You."
Psalm 25:20-21
"Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully."
Psalm 24:3-4
"I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell."
Matthew 5:22
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you."
James 4:8-10
"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe."
Philippians 2:14-15
"The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."
1 Peter 4:7-8
"Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness."
1 Timothy 2:9-10
"Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing."
1 Peter 3:3(ESV)
"...Who…has fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day. …Having a reputation for good works; …if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work."
1 Timothy 5:5,10
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