Joel Beeke:

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An outline:

Prayerful praying requires:

(1) Taking hold of yourself by:

Remembering the value of prayer.
Maintaining the priority of prayer.
Praying with sincerity.
Cultivating a life of continual prayer.
Working toward organization in intercessory prayer.
Reading the Bible for prayer.
Keeping a biblical balance in your prayers.

(2) Taking hold of God by:

Pleading God’s promises in prayer.
Clinging to this glorious Trinity in prayer.
Believe that God answers prayer.

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One thought on “Cultivating Private Prayer as a Pastor”

  1. Thelma says:

    Have written many a poem on prayer.

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