Scripture charges gathered churches to practice a
conspicuous ministry of public prayer and counsels us
plainly and sensibly how to do this.
I.Use All Kinds of Prayer (1a)
A.Public, audible prayer from the gathered church
B.Supplications, prayers, intercessions, giving of
II.Pray for All Kinds of People (1bâ€“2a)
III.Remember the Blessings We Seek (2bâ€“7)
A.The Churchâ€™s well-being.
B.The salvation of all kinds of people.
IV.Let Only the Men Lead in Prayer (8â€“15)
A.â€śThe adult malesâ€ť specifically charged to lead in
B.â€śThe adult femalesâ€ť urged to silence with respect
to this ministry.
V.Offer Your Prayers with All Spiritual Integrity
A.â€śHoly handsâ€ť denotes men who live godly all week
B.â€śWithout wrath or doubting [or, quarreling]â€ť
requires faith, holy love toward all, and a manifest
desire for peace and church unity.
Pastor D. Scott Meadows has been an elder at the Calvary Baptist Church (Reformed) of Exeter, New Hampshire, since 1991. Pastor Meadows holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in Christian theology. He left his engineering career for pastoral ministry in...