For the past two weeks we looked at an introduction to a series on “Teach us to Pray.” We concluded that prayer is a condition of the heart and that Spirit filled prayer is often borne in an environment of suffering. This morning I want us to look at “Eight Elements of Effective Prayer.” Effective prayer must:

  • start with love and praise;
  • include gratitude and thanksgiving;
  • recognise that God is holy;
  • include a desire to please and obey God;
  • include confession of sin and a pure heart;
  • approach God unselfishly;
  • pray with perseverance; and
  • pray with humility.

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