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Westside Care Center Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Prayer, Principle 4A. Petition-elements2c3d-4 Mr. C. Pat Lanyon



1B. KEYS FOR SUCCESS – I pray for...

1C. Spirit-Control of my mind.***

2C. Death to my sinful nature.

3C. Balance in properly redeeming time.


1C. Spiritual Purity.

2C. Physical (self) Control




The Basic Human Drives (continued)

3D. SLEEP. Help me understand the "portion" of sleep I truly need and hold to that habit through my life as a normal routine of life. You are much concerned about his for my life.

The normal human body requires 4-10 hours of sleep per night depending on age largely. Certainly individuality enters into this equation. The Bible, however, indicates a failure to keep in balance this behavior through the human will results in laziness or slothfulness.

Pr 12:24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

Pr 12:27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man's precious possession.

Pr 15:19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway.

Pr 18:9 He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.

Pr 19:15 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.

Pr 19:24 A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Pr 21:25 The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.

Pr 22:13 The lazy man says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!"

Pr 24:30-34 I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; 31 And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; Its surface was covered with nettles; Its stone wall was broken down. 32 When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction: 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest; 34 So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

Pr 26:13 The lazy man says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets!" [makes excuses for not working.]

Pr 26:14 As a door turns on its hinges, So does the lazy man on his bed. [can only sleep well.]

Pr 26:15 The lazy man buries his hand in the bowl; It wearies him to bring it back to his mouth. [loses strength to do ordinary tasks.]


4D. EXERCISE. Help me to also seek the "profit" You intend to teach me through "bodily exercise" also and to practice it through all of my life.

1Ti 4:7-8 But reject profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

Getting right kinds of exercise is profitable, and approved, in scripture when done with moderation. It should not impede or hinder godliness however. It is recommended that individuals have at least three 20-40 minute periods of heart-thumping aerobic exercise every other day each week. Too much exercise can bring on pride and unhealthy exhaustion for the body. Too little brings on over weight and health problems that result.

PP 4.8 3C. MENTAL/EMOTIONAL– [right thinking] Help me learn and yield to the right kind of thinking through each day until it’s end. I ought think on... Things that are: true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of any virtue, and anything praiseworthy.

Philip. 4:8 [TrNoJuPuLo GoReViPr]

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthymeditate on these things.

PP 2.3; HB 3.13 4C. SOCIAL – favor (time with/for others.) Help me also learn who and when and how I should devote myself to socially by having the right friends, and honoring them throughout all my life. I will seek to always put myself after all others. (IL–C. Wood -Friends)

Philip. 2:3

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

Hebrews 3:13

But exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.


1. I will arise ½ hour earlier than I normally rise in the morning for 2 weeks and observe how it affects my ability to live well each day.

2. I will exercise with the advise of a trusted counselor 3 times this week for 2 weeks and observe how it improves my life.

3. I will choose someone I know who has a special social need of companionship and shall take 30 minutes two times this week to socialize to meet that need.