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Lesson 7 — The Power of Systematic Prayer

The Power of Systematic Prayer

Three Secrets to Power

Defining Moments for World-Changing Prayer

First Defining Moment for World-Changing Prayer                 

First secret: “The _______”


So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.  

Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV)


Effective prayer needs a __________ of _________ retreat.

Second Defining Moment for World-Changing Prayer

Second secret: “The _______”


Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

Psalm 2:8 (NIV)

Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ…

Romans 8:17 (NIV)

Now, son of man, take a clay tablet, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it. Then lay siege to it…

Ezekiel 4:1-2 (NIV)


Effective prayer needs a __________ evangelism __________.

Third Defining Moment for World-Changing Prayer

Third secret: “The _______ ________”


Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?… Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”

Matthew 26:36-41 (NIV)

And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. 

Luke 22:44 (NIV)


Effective prayer needs an _______________ with__________. 

Systematic Prayer: A Practical Plan

From The Hour that Changes the World by Dick Eastman (Chosen Books)

“Systematic” Defined:

“Characterized by or based on a ___________.

Purposefully ___________; methodical.”

Systematic prayer is ______________ prayer.

“Complete” Defined:

“Having all the necessary ________, elements or _________.”


…pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests… 

Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

Pray at all times… with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty…

Ephesians 6:18 (AMPC)

Cultivating Systematic Prayer

“My Most Important Appointment Today Is with Jesus!”

The Hour That Changes the World!


Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 

Matthew 26:40-41 (NKJV)

Step One: __________

A Time of __________________


…My lips brim praises like fountains. I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to you. 

Psalm 63:3-4 (MSG)

Step Two: ____________

A Time of ____________________


I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning…

Psalm 130:5-6 (NIV)

Step Three: _______________

A Time of ____________________


Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD…”  

Psalm 32:5 (NIV)

Step Four: _______________ ______________

A Time of ____________________


So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

Step Five: _____________

A Time of __________________


Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 

Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

Step Six: __________________

A Time of ____________________


I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority…  

1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)

Step Seven: ______________

A Time of ____________________


“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”  

Matthew 7:7 (NLT)

Step Eight: __________________

A Time of ____________________


In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)

Step Nine: _____________

A Time of _________________


…Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Ephesians 5:19-20 (NIV)

Step Ten: ________________

A Time of ___________________


Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 

Joshua 1:8 (NIV)

Step Eleven: _______________

A Time of __________________


I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 

Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

Step Twelve: __________

A Time of _________________


But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. 

Psalm 71:14 (NIV)