Binmin Podcast Ep. 41: Prayer | Spiritual Disciplines 101

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16 mins 41 sec

Prayer is a spiritual discipline that is an intimate spiritual conversation with God. This episode explains ways to have a successful prayer life and two different methods for praying.

 

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0:00 – INTRO. *RECOMMENDED RESOURCE DR. DON WHITNEY’S BOOK SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

 

1:11 – PRAYER IS AN INTIMATE SPIRITUAL CONVERSATION WITH GOD. PRAYER IS A SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE BECAUSE JESUS DID IT (LUKE 5:16)

 

2:40 – REASONS WHY CHRISTIANS DON’T PRAY

 

4:43 – HOW CAN I MAKE MY PRAYER LIFE MORE SUCCESSFUL? IT TAKES TIME, EFFORT, & FOCUS TO LEARN!

  • MAKE IT A PRIORITY
  • SET ASIDE TIME
  • HAVE YOUR BIBLE WITH YOU

 

6:26 – DR. WHITNEY’S SUGGESTIONS FOR LEARNING HOW TO PRAY:

  1. RELY ON THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU (JOHN 16:13)
  2. MEDITATE ON SCRIPTURE & THEN PRAY IN A PERSONALIZED WAY
  3. SEEK OUT MENTORING FROM MORE MATURE CHRISTIANS (LUKE 11:1)
  4. READ ABOUT HOW TO BECOME BETTER AT PRAYER: C.H. Spurgeon, E.M. Bounds, The Book of Common Prayer, The Valley of Vision, etc. THE BEST WAY TO LEARN HOW TO PRAY IS TO PRAY!

 

9:19 – 2 METHODS OF PRAYING:

  1. A.C.T.S. METHOD OF PRAYER: https://binmin.org/how-to-do-prayer-in-four-acts/
  2. DR. WHITNEY’S “PRAYING THE BIBLE”

 

11:56 – HOW DO WE KNOW GOD EVEN ANSWERS PRAYERS? JESUS PROMISED THAT OUR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED (MATT. 7:8). SOMETIMES THE ANSWER IS NOT WHAT WE WANT OR EXPECT.

 

12:59 – SO WHAT? PRAYER IS NOT POINTLESS. IT’S OKAY TO LAMENT. *Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegop: www.tinyurl.com/darkcloudsdeepmercybook

 

14:47 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? PRAY EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.

 

15:40 – THANK YOU & WRAP UP

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