"...but you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit…" — Jude 20

Quiz on Prayer
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1) Jesus instructed His disciples NOT to pray using:

a) Rosary beads.
b) Written forms of prayer.
c) Meaningless repetition.
d) Repetition of any kind.

2) According to 1 Timothy 2, Christians are to pray for "kings and all who are in authority," to the end that:

a) They might be replaced if they are unbelievers.
b) We may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
c) They participate with the Church in preaching the Gospel.
d) The Church and the State become one.

3) In the book bearing his name, we are told that Daniel prayed:

a) Kneeling.
b) In his upper room.
c) With his windows open toward Jerusalem.
d) All of the above.

4) The book of Revelation refers to the prayers of the saints as:

a) Sincere.
b) Groanings too deep for words.
c) Incense.
d) Fervent and effectual.

5) Just before the sailors threw Jonah into the sea, they:

a) Called out to the LORD.
b) Prayed each to his pagan god.
c) Stubbornly refused to pray.
d) Prayed to "an unknown god".

6) When King Solomon prayed at the dedication of the temple he had built, he:

a) Stood, then knelt on a bronze platform.
b) Kept his eyes open but downcast while he prayed.
c) Spread out his hands toward heaven.
d) A and C.

7) Because we don't how to pray as we ought, writes Paul in Romans 8:

a) The Holy Spirit intercedes for us.
b) We must study the great prayers of Scripture.
c) We need to ask the departed saints to pray for us.
d) We receive not what we ask.

8) God told Abimelech, king of Gerar, that this man would pray for him:

a) Isaac.
b) David.
c) Abraham.
d) Elisha.

9) This entire chapter of the Bible is a prayer:

a) Isaiah 52.
b) Ezra 1.
c) John 11.
d) Habakkuk 3.

10) Complete the Bible verse: "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.

a) For your adversary the devil prowls about like a roaring lion."
b) The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
c) For many deceivers have gone out into the world."
d) Evil prevails when good men do nothing."

11) Gospel of John chapter 17 is known as:

a) The prayer of Jabez.
b) The Lord's prayer.
c) Jesus' kingly prayer.
d) Jesus' high priestly prayer.

12) Psalm 99 emphasizes that God answered the prayers of these three men:

a) Moses, Aaron, and Samuel.
b) Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
c) Noah, Job, and Daniel.
d) Abraham, Moses, and David.

13) These are the first words of Hannah's prayer in 1 Samuel chapter two:

a) LORD, only You can open the womb.
b) The LORD makes poor and makes rich.
c) My heart rejoices in the LORD.
d) Look upon the scorn of my rival, O LORD

14) To this man God said, "...do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you."

a) Jeremiah.
b) Josiah.
c) Aaron.
d) Joshua.

15) The book of Job tells us that when the man Job prayed for his friends, the LORD:

a) Told Job to start weekly men's prayer breakfasts.
b) Restored Job's losses.
c) Blessed Job's friends abundantly.
d) Told Job not to pray for them again.

16) In the letter to the Hebrews we read that Jesus "...offered up prayers and supplications":

a) With vehement cries and tears.
b) According to Scripture.
c) With a Divine calmness.
d) Often without the disciples' knowledge.

17) Which Psalm is "a prayer of Moses the man of God"?

a) Psalm 91.
b) Psalm 67.
c) Psalm 90.
d) Psalm 160.

18) Jacob prayed for deliverance from:

a) The kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna.
b) The hand of his brother Esau.
c) The schemes of Laban.
d) The henpecking of Leah.

19) Samuel considered that ceasing to pray for the people of God would be:

a) A sin on his part.
b) Like asking for their condemnation.
c) Easy to do, since they were so disobedient.
d) Bad politics.

20) The acronym A.C.T.S. reminds us of four spiritual activities that we do in prayer. It stands for:

a) Asking, Crying, Trying, Sighing .
b) Ascension, Commencing, Thoroughness, Submission.
c) Abdicating (self), Coronating (God), Trembling (attitude), Salvation (result).
d) Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication.

21) Fill in the blank: "Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the _______ hour."

a) Sixth.
b) Ninth.
c) First.
d) Third.

22) All true Christian prayer offered in the English language:

a) Must use the pronouns Thee, Thou, Thy, and Thine, NOT You, Your, and Yours.
b) Is offered in Jesus' name.
c) Must be liberally sprinkled with the word "just".
d) Must include the phrase, "in Jesus' name, amen".

23) The idea of "putting a fleece before the Lord" in prayer comes from:

a) The prayers of Amos, the sheepbreeder turned prophet.
b) David's prayers as a shepherd boy.
c) "The good shepherd's prayer" in the Gospel of Mark.
d) Gideon's prayers regarding a battle.

24) When the apostle John wrote "I do not say that he should pray about that", he was referring to.

a) Those who have physically died.
b) One's own desires.
c) Those known to have sinned the sin unto death.
d) Asking God to arise and destroy the enemies of His kingdom.

25) It is in connection with this event that the Bible first tells of Jesus praying:

a) When He spoke with some teachers in the temple at age twelve.
b) At His first sign (miracle), turning water into wine at Cana in Galilee.
c) At His baptism.
d) When He heard that John the baptizer had been imprisoned.

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