Facilitator: Lonnie R. Green
Notes From: The Foundation of Truth By Bishop Lonnie Green PH.D, D.D
1 Peter 2:5
You also, as living stones, are being
built up a spiritual house, a royal priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (NKJV)
The Apostle Peter writes to
the church as being a holy priesthood offering up spiritual sacrifices.
In these three lesson we shall study a few spiritual sacrifices the
church offers up to the Lord.
importance of prayer cannot be over-emphasized.
In Revelation we see the prayer of the saints as incense upon the golden
altar before the throne (Rev. 5:8; 8:3). The
greatest sin of the church is that of prayerlessness.
Prayerlessness leads to coldness, indifference, and unbelief.
Prayer is the church’s greatest weapon, and it moves God towards man,
and man towards God. God does not
bless machinery and methods, but God does bless a church that prays.
church is instructed to pray according to the Word of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
1 Timothy 2:1-3
Prayer is communion with God. It is speaking to the Lord and hearing the Lord speak. It consists of communion, intercession, supplication, travailing of souls, and allowing the Holy Spirit to pray through the saint with groanings which cannot be uttered (Romans 8:26)
is no definite manner or time of prayer. The
Bible gives examples of all bodily postures while praying.
Standing, kneeling, and lying prostrate are some examples of body
positions while praying. There is
also no special time or place for prayer. We
should be in a prayerful attitude at all times and ready to pray anytime.
It makes little difference whether you pray audibly or silently as long
as you pray from your heart with faith.
we pray in unison and agree as touching any thing on earth, then Jesus
promised that our prayers would be answered.
(Matthew 18:19) It is on
these grounds that there is power in united prayer.