6 types of prayer exc from the Word for today
Different types of prayer... I encourage you to read this with your bible available. Pstr Tom
1.The Prayer of Surrender- giving it all to the Lord. Lord you write the check of my life. It is from you anyhow.Voluntarily following God rather than trying to get Him to follow you! Result? He will do the work that needs doing in you so that He can do the work He desires through you. 1 Peter 4:2, Matt 6:10
2.The Prayer of Commitment-Casting all your cares upon Him. Note: ALL your cares. 1 Peter 5:7 If you are controlling the outcome, God just stands back. He does not force His will. Learning to not worry is vital to making a commitment to letting God be in charge. Acts 14:23, Proverbs 16:3
3.The Prayer of Intercession-Ezekiel 22:30“I ( the Lord) looked for a man who would stand before me in the gap on behalf of the Land”. Praying to the Lord to close the distance between what is and what needs to be. In people’s faith, in people’s circumstances... you stand before the Lord for them. In Hebrews 7:24-25 it says Jesus is our High Priest who intercedes for us.
Colossians 4:2-4, James 5:16
4.The Prayer of Petition - When approaching God learning to have confidenceis vital. Jesus said in Mk 11:24 “Believe in god for what you are asking for”. Length, loudness,or eloquence is of no value; Sincerity from the heart and praying according to what the bible says matches God’s will...What God wants from us here and now. Do you want to know ?1 Thess 5:16-18
5.The Prayer of agreement- In Matthew 18:19 Jesus said “When 2 or more agree, it will be done for you” . Jesus is talking about living in a state of agreement not just an urgent coming together for a prayer. God honors prayers of those who live in harmony with Him and each other. A beautiful picture in Psalm 113:1-2
6.The Prayer of Thanksgiving- Prayers shouldn’t outnumber praises.... it says something about character.
Self centered people may ask much but often don’t appreciate. Phil 4:6 In everything.... by prayer, petition, with thanksgiving, present your request. Prayingthanksgiving prayers without ceasing makes Paul’s word in 1 Thess 5:17 more understandable and do-able.