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Lesson4: Prayer Glorifying God, Thankfulness, Needs, Requests, Posture

Free Online Bible Study Lessons about growing as a disciple of ChristFollowing Jesus Free Online Bible Study Course A, Lesson 4: Proper prayer includes thankfulness, supplication and requests for needs, intercession for others, praise, glory and honor to God, proper posture and place for praying.

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"Teach Us to Pray" - Part 1

Quiz on Following Jesus -- Course A, Lesson #4

*Sample* (a) Merciful -- Verse 5 (b) Does wondrous things -- Verse 10; (c) Forgiving -- Verse 5.

*1,2&3* (a) Reigns over all -- Verse ; (b) Everything in heaven and earth is His -- Verse ; (c) Gives strength to all -- Verse .

*4,5&6* (a) Brought Israel out of Egypt -- Verse ; (b) Made heavens and earth -- Verse ; (c) Rewards people according to their ways -- Verse .

*7* For whom should we pray? (a) ourselves, (b) kings or rulers, (c) the sick, (d) poor people. Answer: .

*8* For whom did King David pray? Answer: He prayed for Solomon, who was David's .

*9* Why did Paul pray for Israel? Answer: Paul's prayer for Israel was that they might be .

*10* For whom should we pray? (a) family members, (b) people who mistreat us (enemies), (c) sick people, (d) church members. Answer: .

*11* Why did Paul want Christians to pray for him? Answer: He wanted prayer so he could boldly make known the mystery of the .

*12* For whom did Paul pray? (a) his family, (b) church elders, (c) the Christians to whom he was writing, (d) the Pope. Answer: .

*13* Instead of worrying, what should be do? (a) give thanks, (b) let our requests be made known to God, (c) both of the preceding. Answer: .

*14* God's answers to prayer are compared to what? Answer: They are like a father who gives good gifts to his .

*15* For what should we give thanks to God? Answer: We should give thanks for .

*16,17,18&19* For each specific thing we should pray about, you should list in the blank the number of the verse where it is mentioned: (a) Forgiveness of sins -- Verse ; (b) Our daily bread -- Verse ; (c) God's will to be done on earth -- Verse ; (d) Deliverance from evil -- Verse .

*20&21* For whom was the church praying and why? Answer: They prayed for because he was in the .

*22&23* We should pray for kings and rulers for what purpose? Answer: We pray that we might lead a and life.

*24* What did David pray for God to do for him? (a) guard his mouth (speech), (b) give him wisdom, (c) send him money. Answer: .

*25&26* We should pray for the teaching of God's word because it needs what? Answer: Laborers for the and an open for God's word to be spoken.

*27* Jesus prayed that His disciples might be what? (a) richer than other people, (b) one as He and His Father are one, (c) a political majority, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*28,29,30&31* For each specific thing we should pray about, you should list on the answer sheet the number of the verse where it is mentioned: (a) Strength and might -- Verse ; (b) Pleasing to God -- Verse ; (c) Filled with knowledge -- Verse ; (d) Fruitful in every good work -- Verse .

*32* What expression shows how regularly the disciples prayed? (a) once a week, (b) occasionally, (c) steadfastly, (d) never. Answer: .

*33* Where should men pray? Answer: Men should pray .

*34* How diligent should we be in prayer? Answer: We should pray .

*35* Where did the prayer and singing in this passage occur (note vv 19,23,26)? (a) at home, (b) in the temple, (c) in church assemblies. Answer: .

*36* Where did Jesus say we should pray? Answer: We should pray in our .

*37* When and where did Jesus pray? Answer: He prayed before daybreak (in the early morning) in a place.

*38* When did Paul pray in this example? (a) when he went to bed, (b) before a meal, (c) when he was seriously ill, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*39* When did the Psalmist pray? (a) evening, (b) morning, (c) at noon, (d) all the preceding. Answer: .

*40* How often did Daniel pray? Answer: Daniel prayed (give a number) times a day.

*41* In what position was Nehemiah when he prayed? (a) sitting, (b) standing, (c) kneeling, (d) lying down. Answer: .

*42* How is Jesus' position described? (a) He stood up, (b) He sat down, (c) He knelt down. Answer: .

*43* These people's prayers were heard though they were in what position? (a) kneeling, (b) standing, (c) sitting, (d) lying down. Answer: .

*44* What did these people do when they prayed? (a) lifted up their hands to God, (b) played on instruments of music, (c) bowed their heads and prostrated themselves, (d) bowed before statues of Mary. Answer: .

*45* What did Jesus do when He prayed? Answer: Jesus looked toward .

*46* What was noteworthy about Hannah's prayer? (a) she prayed to Baal, (b) she asked God for a new house, (c) she prayed once a year at Easter, (d) she did not speak out loud. Answer: .

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*47* Has this lesson challenged you to improve your prayers?

*48* What topic(s) in this study was/were the most helpful to you personally?

*49* Were you challenged by the number of Bible examples of prayer?

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