Prayer & Mission

9 Things you should know about prayer in the Bible: {from thegospelcoalition.org}
Do you know how many prayers are mentioned in the Bible (and how many were answered)? Here’s the answer to that question and other things you should know about the prayer in the Bible

1. There are 650 prayers listed in the Bible. (Here is the entire list and where they can be found.)
2. There are approximately 450 recorded answers to prayer in the Bible.
3. The first time prayer is mentioned in the Bible is Genesis 4:26 (earlier dialogues where initiated directly by God, e.g., Genesis 3:8-13Genesis 4:9).
4. The Bible records Jesus praying 25 different times during his earthly ministry.
5. In the Bible, Paul mentions prayer (prayers, prayer reports, prayer requests, exhortations to pray), 41 times.
6. Although prayer can (and should) be done from any bodily position, the Bible lists five specific postures: Sitting (2 Sam 7:18), standing (Mark 11:25), kneeling (Chronicles 6:13;Daniel 6:10Luke 22:41Acts 7:609:4020:3621:5Ephesians 3:14), with one’s face to the ground (Matthew 26:39Mark 14:35), and with hands lifted up (1 Timothy 2:8).
7. In Jesus model for how his disciples should pray (Luke 11:1-4), he provides five areas of focus: That God’s name be honored – the focus on his everlasting glory (“Father, hallowed be your name”); that God’s kingdom come – the focus on his eternal will (“your kingdom come”); that God’s provision is given – the focus on our present (“Give us each day our daily bread.”); that God’s forgiveness is granted – the focus on our past (Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.); that God’s deliverance will be provided – the focus on our future.
8. The Bible lists at least nine main types of prayer: prayer of faith (James 5:15), prayer of agreement (also known as corporate prayer) (Acts 2:42), prayer of request (also known as petition or supplication) (Philippians 4:6), prayer of thanksgiving (Psalm 95:2-3), prayer of worship (Acts 13:2-3), prayer of consecration (also known as dedication) (Matthew 26:39), prayer of intercession (1 Timothy 2:1),  prayer of imprecation (Psalms 69), and praying in the Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:14-15).
9. The word “Amen” (which means “let it be, “so be it,” “verily,” “truly”) makes its first appearance in the Bible in Numbers 5:22. In that passage God commands it to be said by a person who is yielding to his examination.

—–> for a complete list of all the prayers in the Bible:  http://www.gospelpedlar.com/articles/Christian%20Life/Prayer.pdf

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Spend time praising God by praying these passages back to Him.

Holy 
Psalms 22:3; 93:5; 30:4; 5:5a;
99:5
Isaiah 6:3; 57:15
Hebrews 12:10
I John 1:5
Revelation 4:8; 15:4

Immutable
Numbers 23:19
Psalm 119:89,90
Malachi 3:6
Hebrews 1:10-12
James 1:17

Sovereign 
Psalms 89:5-8; 103:19; 135:6
Proverbs 19:21
Ecclesiastes 3:14
Isaiah 40:15,17,22,23; 46:9,10
Daniel 2:21; 4:35
Ephesians 1:11

Wisdom & Knowledge 
Job 9:2-4; 12:13; 36:5
Psalms 7:11; 34:15-16; 90:8;
103:14; 104:24; 139; 147:5
Proverbs 3:19; 21:30
Isaiah 40:26,28; 46:10
Daniel 2:20
Romans 11:33-36
Hebrews 4:13

Loving 
Psalms 23:6; 33:5; 36:5-9;
51:1;52:1; 59:16; 86:5; 90:14
103:8,11; 107:43; 136:1; 145:8
Proverbs 16:6
Jeremiah 9:24
Lamentations 3:32,33
Power
Exodus 15:11
I Chronicles 20:6; 29:11-13
Job 38:4
Psalms 33:6; 50:1; 62:11
Nahum 1:3a
Ephesians 3:20,21
I Timothy 6:15,16
Hebrews 1:3

Righteous
Job 36:3
Psalms 7:17; 11:7; 23:3; 35:28;
36:6;45:6; 48:10; 65:5; 71:15,
16,19; 85:11-13; 89:14,16; 96:13;
97:6; 98:2; 103:6; 111:3;
119:142,
172;145:7
Isaiah 5:16; 45:24; 51:5,6; 61:10
Jeremiah 23:6
Hosea 2:19

Faithfulness & Provision 
Deuteronomy 7:9
II Chronicles 16:9
Psalm 23; 27; 36; 37; 65; 68;
89:8; 92:1,2; 119:138
Lamentations 3:22,23
I Thessalonians 5:24
II Timothy 2:13
Hebrews 10:23
I Peter 4:19
Psalm of Praise
Psalm 24:7-10
Psalm 28:6,7
Psalm 30:4
Psalm 34:1-3
Psalm 50:23
Psalm 56:10-12
Psalm 63:3-6
Psalm 69;30, 34
Psalm 75:1
Psalm 86:12
Psalm 92:1,2
Psalm 103
Psalm 111
Psalm 113
Psalm 117
Psalms 145-150

Other Passages of Praise 
I Chronicles 16:31, 34, 36
Isaiah 25:1, 38:18
Daniel 2:20,23
Acts 2:46,47
Romans 11:36
I Corinthians 15:57
Ephesians 1:3; 5:19
I Timothy 1:17
Hebrews 13:15
I Peter 2:9;4:11

Portions of Promises 
II Chronicles 7:14
Psalm 6:9; 10:17; 37:3-5;
55:1,16,17,22; 84:11; 108:13;
Proverbs 3:5,6
Isaiah 65:24; 41:10
Jeremiah 29:12,13; 33:3
Matthew 7:7,8; 21:22
Romans 8:26
Ephesians 3:20,21
Hebrews 11:6
James 1:5-7; 5:16
I John 5:14,15; 3:22

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Consider what Bill Bright(the man who founded Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ) said in an interview before his death:

For these 51 years I have been a slave. I am a slave by choice. When I awake in the morning, I simply say, “Lord Jesus, walk around in my body, think with my mind, love with my heart, speak with my lips, seek and save the lost through me, do whatever You want in and through me. I’m available to do as You wish.” I look back over all of these 51 years. All the miracles, awesome beyond words to describe. I’ve [just] been an observer. People give me credit, but it’s a Galatians 2:20 thing — not I, but Christ. 
 
Challenge: Consider praying a prayer of surrender(much like Bill Brights prayer) every morning and see what God does in your heart and all around you.