Bible Faith Fellowship: Substance Over Form

Prayer Guide

The Lord's Prayer

Our father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil
for thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name

How to praise the Lord and appropriate His promises

  1. Form a mental picture of the blood shed by Jesus on the cross.
  2. Thank God you can call Him "Father" by virtue of that blood.

Hallowed be thy Name

  1. Benefit #1: SIN: Forgiveness of sin and deliverance from sin's dominion
    1. Hallow His name
      1. JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU ("Jehovah our Righteousness")
      2. JEHOVAH-M'KADDESH ("Jehovah who Sanctifies")
  2. Benefit #2: SPIRT: Fullness of the Holy Spirit
    1. Hallow His name
      1. JEHOVAH-SHALOM ("Jehovah is Peace")
      2. JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH ("Jehovah is There")
  3. Benefit #3: SOUNDNESS: Health and healing
    1. Hallow His name
      1. JEHOVAH-RAPHA ("Jehovah Heals")
      2. Make your faith declarations
  4. Benefit #4: SUCCESS: Freedom from the curse
    1. Hallow His name
      1. JEHOVAH-JIREH ("God's Provision shall be seen")
      2. Make your faith declarations
  5. Benefit #5: SECURITY: Freedom from the fear of death and hell
    1. Hallow His name
      1. JEHOVAH-NISSI ("Jehovah my Banner")
      2. JEHOVAH-ROHI ("Jehovah my Shepherd")
      3. Make your faith declarations

Am I taking the Lord's name in vain?

  1. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas in which you may be taking the Lord's name in vain.
  2. Submit yourself to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Pray in the spirit, worshiping and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

How to establish and live out your priorities

  1. Make this declaration of faith:
    1. "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done" ...not simply willed ...but done.
  2. Five major areas over which to establish His kingdom
    1. Yourself
      • Be sure you are right before God.
      • See Jesus sitting on the throne of your life, ruling in every area. Abide before the Lord until the course of your day is set and the Spirit of God is functioning in you.
      • Revival
    2. Your family
      • Mate
      • Children
      • Other family members
      • Revival
    3. Your Church
      • Pastor Horn and Diane, Pastor Barry and Kerry
      • Leadership
      • Missionaries
      • Faithfulness of the people
      • The harvest
      • Outpouring
    4. Your covenant relationships
      • Bishop Peter and Irene
      • Clergy of the Diocese of Lake Malawi
      • Church of the Holy Spirit
      • Victory Christian Center
      • Outpouring
    5. Nation
      • City, county, state and political leaders
      • Spiritual leaders
      • Outpouring
  3. Ask the Holy Spirit of God to implement your priorities and help you live them out.

Give us this day our daily bread

How to appropriate God's provision

  1. How to pray in what you need
    1. Be in the will of God
      1. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you develop a consistent, daily personal prayer life and time in the Word where you daily fellowship with Jesus.
      2. Pray the Lord will plant you in your local church and make you a contributing, functioning, healthy part of that body.
      3. Examine your work habits. Are you slothful? A workaholic? Ask the Lord to give you ability, efficiency, might and balance.
      4. Examine your giving. Are you obeying the Lord in bringing your tithes and offerings into the storehouse? Or are you greedy, stingy, or a poor manager? Do you pay your bills and have a reputation as a fair and honest person who keeps his word? Take time to pray along these lines.
    2. Believe it is God's will to prosper you
      1. Memorize scriptures such as Luke 6:38 and Philippians 4:19 to use as faith declarations as you pray in your provision.
      2. Meditate upon the Word of God until you truly believe it is God's will to bless and prosper you.
    3. Be specific
      1. Bring specific needs daily before God.
      2. Decide to pray and be thankful instead of worry.
      3. Pray for needs of Church of the Living Word.
    4. Be tenacious
      1. Repossess lost ground the devil has stolen from you. Discouragement and unbelief have robbed you of answers to prayer. Take up those petitions again and persevere until the answer comes.
      2. Praise the Lord because He is JEHOVAH-JIREH. He sees your need beforehand and makes provision for it.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

How to get along with everybody all the time

  1. Ask God to forgive you
    1. Deal with your sins. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas in your life that are not pleasing to God.
    2. Confess your sin. Agree with God that you are dead to sin and its dominion. Ask Him to help you hate the sin with perfect hatred, and thank Him that you have been delivered from its dominion. Praise His name, JEHOVAH-M'KADDESH: "Jehovah who sanctifies."
  2. Forgive as often as you want to be forgiven
    1. Meditate upon the great debt of sin God has forgiven you.
    2. See your sin actually causing Jesus' suffering on the cross. Get a mental picture of the blood shed for your forgiveness.
    3. By an act of your will, forgive those who sinned against you and release them to God. Pray for those who have wronged you.
  3. Set your will to forgive anyone who sins against you this day
    1. Make up your mind to return good for evil by the grace and power of the Holy Spirit within you.
    2. Make this faith declaration: "I will walk in love and forgiveness with everyone, including my enemies. I will bless them that curse me and do good to them that hate me. I will pray for them which despitefully use me, and persecute me." (See Matthew 5:44)
    3. Pray you will begin to experience the fruit of the Spirit in your life in greater measure: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, humility, faithfulness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

How to consistently defeat the devil

  1. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ
  2. Put on the whole armor of God
    1. Loins girded with TRUTH
    2. Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS
    3. Feet shod with the preparation (readiness) of the Gospel of PEACE
    4. Shield of FAITH
    5. Helmet of SALVATION
    6. Sword of the Spirit which is the WORD OF GOD
  3. Build a hedge of protection
    1. Three "becauses"
      1. Because I have made the Lord my habitation
      2. Because He has set His love upon me
      3. Because He knows my name
    2. Declare: "He is my Refuge, my Fortress, my God; in Him I will trust."

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever

How to obey the Word's most dynamic commandment

  1. The Kingdom
    1. Praise the Lord because He has translated you out of the kingdom of darkness and into His kingdom of love and light.
    2. Make the faith declaration: "The Lord shall preserve me from every evil work and preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom."
  2. The power
    1. Praise the Lord because He has invited you to be a participant in His power.
    2. Mediate upon the power of God, your Father. Measure your problem against His mighty, miraculous works and His great life for you
    3. Make this faith declaration: "I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I have been endued with power from on high. Greater is He that is in me than he who is in the world. My Father gives me strength and power to get wealth. He gives power to the faint. As my day so shall my strength be. He keeps me by His power. He has given me power to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all power of the enemy. Nothing shall by any means harm me."
  3. The glory
    1. Behold the glory of the Lord — the character and ways of God exhibited through Christ. Ask the Holy Spirit to change you into the same image by forming Christ in you. Ask that you be transformed by the renewing of your mind with the washing of the water of the Word
    2. Ask the Lord to help you walk worthy of Him and to help you serve Him as He deserves to be served.
    3. Praise Him and give Him glory.

Prayer Guide Outline

  1. "Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name"
    1. Picture Calvary and thank God you can call Him "Father" by virtue of the blood of Jesus.
    2. Hallow the names of God corresponding with the five benefits in the New Covenant and make your faith declarations.

      Benefit

      Name

      Meaning

      Sin

      JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

      "Jehovah our Righteousness"

       

      JEHOVAH-M'KADDESH

      "Jehovah who Sanctifies"

      Spirit

      JEHOVAH-SHALOM

      "Jehovah is Peace"

       

      JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH

      "Jehovah is There"

      Soundness

      JEHOVAH-RAPHA

      "Jehovah Heals"

      Success

      JEHOVAH-JIREH

      "Jehovah's Provision shall be seen"

      Security

      JEHOVAH-NISSI

      "Jehovah my Banner"

       

      JEHOVAH-ROHI

      "Jehovah my Shepherd"

  2. "Thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
    1. Yourself
    2. Your family (mate, children, other family members)
    3. Your church (pastor, leadership, missionaries, faithfulness of people, harvest)
    4. Your covenant relationships
    5. Nation (city, state, and national political and spiritual leaders, revival)
    6. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
  3. "Give us this day our daily bread."
    1. Be in the will of God (prayer life, church, work habits, obedience in giving)
    2. Believe it is God's will to prosper you
    3. Be specific, pray for CLW/BFF needs, needs of others, your needs
    4. Be tenacious persistently
  4. "And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us."
    1. Ask God to forgive you
    2. Forgive and release others
    3. Set your will to forgive those who sin against you
  5. "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil"
    1. Put on the whole armor of God (Put on the Lord Jesus Christ)
      1. Loins girded with TRUTH
      2. Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS
      3. Feet shod with the preparation (readiness) of the Gospel of PEACE
      4. Shield of FAITH
      5. Helmet of SALVATION
      6. Sword of the Spirit which is the WORD OF GOD
    2. Pray a hedge of protection (You are my Refuge, my Fortress, my God)
      1. Because I have made the Lord my habitation
      2. Because He has set His love upon me
      3. Because He has known my name
  6. "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever"
    1. Make your faith declarations
    2. Return to praise

Revised March 2001

Pastor Gene