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When You Pray6th edition


Christian Life SeriesYour New LifeYour BibleWho Jesus IsThe ChurchPersonal EvangelismBible EthicsWhen You PrayHow to Study the BibleYour Helpful FriendChristian WorshipChristian WorkersMarriage and the HomeGod’s Design—Your ChoiceJohn’s GospelWe BelieveWhat Churches DoThe Teaching MinistryThe Christian in His Community


When You Pray6th editionby J. Robert Ashcroft


Address of the Global University office in your area:Developed in cooperation with Global University staffCenter for Evangelism and DiscipleshipGlobal University1211 South GlenstoneSpringfield, MO 65804USA© 2008 Global UniversityAll rights reserved. First edition 1977Fifth edition 1995. Sixth edition 2008Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture is taken from the Holy Bible, NEWINTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 InternationalBible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission ofInternational Bible Society.PN 06.09ISBN 978-0-7617-1263-3www.globaluniversity.eduwww.globalreach.orgPrinted in the United States of America


Table of ContentsPREFACE................................................................................. 7THE CHRISTIAN LIFE SERIES................................................ 9BEFORE YOU BEGIN............................................................. 10UNIT ONELesson1 Think About God When You Pray........................ 182 Come to God the Right Way............................... 283 Listen to God When You Pray............................. 40LessonUNIT TWO4 Use God’s Word When You Pray........................ 505 Think About Others When You Pray.................... 626 Join With Others When You Pray........................ 747 Let the Holy Spirit Help You................................. 86UNIT EVALUATIONSUnit1 Evaluation .............................................................972 Evaluation ...........................................................103Final Words.................................................................109


I n t r o d u c t i o n 7PREFACESomeone loved me and shared with me the things that havehelped me so greatly. Now I want to share some of these thingswith you. Let us walk and talk together through these pages. Aswe go along, I pray that God will walk with us and that you maydiscover new depths of joy in talking with Him.Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft


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14 W h e n Yo u P r a yCertificateUnit or individual certificates are available to studentsupon successful completion of our courses. For instance, ifyou are studying through a National Office or DiscipleshipTraining Center, you may receive a certificate from your GlobalUniversity instructor. If you are studying on your own, you maymail your completed Unit Evaluation Answer Sheets to yourlocal office. National Offices and Discipleship Training Centersmay order certificates through the International Office or throughGPH in the USA.Additional HelpsThe Center for Evangelism and Discipleship (CED) Catalog,Discipleship Training Center Manual, the Study CenterAgreement Form, and the CED Order Form are available onlinefor print downloads. Other materials available for this courseinclude supplemental audiocassettes.Visit us at www.globaluniversity.eduand www.globalreach.org for additional resources.About the AuthorDr. J. Robert Ashcroft made significant contributions to thefield of Christian education. With a B.S. in Education, an M.A.in Higher Education, and an honorary doctorate from VanguardUniversity, Dr. Ashcroft served as president of these Assembliesof God colleges in the United States: Evangel College, CentralBible College, and Berean College.Widely known as a speaker for conferences, retreats, andseminars, Dr. Ashcroft was a guest lecturer in several parts of theworld. In the late 1970s, he served as pastor of Christian Center,an English-speaking congregation in Brussels, Belgium. His richbackground as a Christian leader well qualified him as the authorof this study on prayer.God bless you as you study When You Pray. May your heartbe opened to the truths in God’s Word.


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