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Sustaining Prayer Through A Watchful Lifestyle Part 1

Sustaining Prayer Through A Watchful Lifestyle Part 1

Biblical Praxis of Mission Course – 5a



All prayer is not equal. Church history is littered with monastic movements that pray much, yet live in great sin and wickedness. God will not be mocked; He knows truth in the inward parts and demands righteousness. Thus, to accomplish its mission and purpose the Church must order itself around righteous prayer, i.e. prayer in the context of true repentance and faith. This biblical prayer could also be described as “watchful prayer” or “prayer with faith”. The primary way to maintain watchful prayer is a “watchful lifestyle.


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A.    The Church is called to persevere in their calling to worship God and believe in his appointed Messiah, sanctify themselves in preparation for his Kingdom, and testify to all nations of the judgment and restoration of that Kingdom.

In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  11 Give us this day our daily bread.  12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (NKJV Matthew 6:9-13)

Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation (to everyone, everywhere NLT)16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (ESV Mark 16:15-16)

Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written (ESV Romans 11:25-26)


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