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Introduction I have been anxious to get to this section of Mark 13 for two reasons. One, it means we have reached the end of a difficult series of messages. Two, I can finally say what many of you have been telling me after each sermon. Prayer provided the basis for the spreading of the Gospel to the known world. The church began with prayer when about one hundred and twenty gathered together in the Upper Room to await, in prayer, the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. This resulted in a ten-day prayer meeting yielding results that are still being seen two thousand years later. I. NEED FOR WATCHFULNESS! 1 Thess. Mark 13 2 Tim. A. Momentum 1 Thess. 2 Tim. 1. Why do we need to have a watchful attitude? a. The momentum of fallen man will be toward getting worse and worse if we are not on GUARD, we might allow ourselves to slip slowly away from a firm commitment to Christ! b. delphia > The Necessity of Prayer by E. M. Bounds Two of them are employed in connection with prayer. Watchfulness intensified, is a requisite for prayer. Prayer, in turn, exalts this same revelation, and turns men toward that Word. The nature, necessity and all-comprehending character of prayer, is based on the Word of God.

  The Necessity of Prayer. James 17 Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its . the necessity of prayer foreword i. prayer and faith ii. prayer and faith (continued) iii. prayer and trust iv. prayer and desire v. prayer and fervency vi. prayer and importunity vii. prayer and importunity (continued) viii. prayer and character and conduct ix. prayer and obedience x. prayer and obedience (continued) xi. prayer and vigilance xii. “Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is the secret of spiritual power.” The atmosphere of prayer and devotion throughout the day is an important part of spiritual life—especially in these last moments of Earth's history. This publication provides a practical collection of helpful statements to enrich and deepen our prayer life and communion with our Lord. A third characteristic of man's innate disposition, requiring watchfulness and prayer, is the fact that it acquires the HABIT of being moved by temptation. It is more difficult to stop a thing that has the habit of,notion, than one that has not, because habit is a second nature and imparts additional force to the first one.

66 Bible Verses about Watchfulness, Of Believers Temptation Being Tempted People Willing Human Nature, Attitudes To Self Indulgence Eternal Perspective Prayer, In The Church End Times. The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning : John Jackson. The Necessity of Prayer was compiled from Bounds' manuscripts after his death and is broken up into fourteen short chapters. Within the fourteen chapters are ten discourses about prayer, and how it pertains to faith, trust, desire, fervency, importunity, character, obedience, vigilance, the Word of God, and the House of God/5(41). The instances of prayer, recorded in the book of Acts, are of the same kind, being almost entirely of an intercessory nature, as offered at ordinations, confirmations, cures, missions, and the like (Acts , 3; Acts ). 2. Such is the lesson taught us by the words and deeds of the apostles and their brethren.