Within Christendom there is a wide variety of teaching on prayer. Anyone who has studies this subject from the pages of the New Testament will not be surprised by this. As we progress through the Scripture we find different teaching on prayer, and we find different promises associated with prayer. Indeed, at times we find no promises associated with prayer!
In the Gospels, and in the letters written to the Jewish Christians of the Acts period (Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude and Revelation), we find a definiteness associated with prayer. We find promises and we find the world "will" associated with prayer. If we base our prayer expectation upon such passages as these, not only may we be disappointed, we can become judgmental - of ourselves and of others. We begin to think that out prayers are not answered because we don't seek His kingdom first (Matthew 6:33), or because the people praying are not right with God (James 5:26). We may be wiser based our prayer expectations of those apart of Scripture written for Gentiles living in this age of grace.
That is what this booklet seeks to do, and it does so by a series of question and answered based upon the last seven letters of Paul; Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Philippians, Titus 1 & 2 Timothy. These were the letters Paul wrote after Acts 28:25-28, after the nation of Israel had lost its central position in God's plan, and after God had turned to the Gentiles, independently of Israel. In these letters we have essential teaching on prayer for this age of grace in which we live.
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|Target Audience||People who are familiar with the Bible|
|Date of Publication||1998|