International Prayer Lessons & Commentary
For Weekly Personal Study or for Small Group Lessons on Prayer
The Believer's Secret of the Abiding Presence
Introduction to the Lessons
The Lesson Scripture Text: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
Pray for the Holy Spirit to help you as you study the Bible and this lesson on prayer.
From the Lesson: "Jesus has promised us exactly what we find in the lives of His first disciples. His very presence empoweing us to live the Christian life."
Pray that this lesson will help you learn how to live closer to Jesus and effectively pray.
Listen to the Audio Version of the Introduction (6 minutes and 50 seconds)
Print the IPL Notebook Page for this Lesson
Suggestion: to get more from these lessons on prayer, use the notebook page below during your daily quiet time and your week of studying this International Prayer Lesson. Put your notebook pages in a three ring binder and complete them during your week of study. Each notebook page includes a place for you to complete three sections: New Ideas and Applications; New Topics for My Prayers; Answers to Prayer and Praises for Answers. Throughout the week, pray often each day. During your quiet time, listen to the short audio more than once during the week, and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you more about prayer and drawing closer to God in Christ each day. Work on the IPL Notebook Page throughout the week.
Click the image above to download and print the Notebook page.
The Believer's Secret of the Abiding Presence is completely recorded chapter-by-chapter as an audio version in the International Prayer Lessons website. However, you may want to read the e-book from amazon.com. The Kindle Version is only $3.99. Currently, the paperback is out of print and quite expensive.
We are studying The Believer's Secret of the Abiding Presence by Andrew Murray and Brother Lawrence as compiled, edited, and copyrighted by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr., (All Rights Reserved), and published by Bethany House Publishers in 1987. Begin with the Introduction from the "Title and Preface." You can begin the lessons at any time. These lessons will be published week-by-week for thirty-two weeks, if not sooner. For more information, Click Here To E-mail L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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The International Prayer Lessons will help your Bible and Sunday School students learn more about prayer so they can prayerfully prepare their hearts and minds at home before they enter their Bible study group as well as pray for their teacher and fellow students. You may want to tell your students about these lessons on prayer or begin a small "prayer study praying group" at your church or in someone's home. Finally, Bible teachers can use what they learn about prayer each week to help their students grow spiritually as both teachers and students privately practice a daily quiet time at home. Go to the International Prayer Lessons Forum!