4 Main Types of Prayers
Praise, bless Jesus as Lord – Believing He is in control.
We confess our sins – seeking God’s mercy.
Admitting we have a need for God.
Un-confessed sin can stand in the way of our other prayer.
Thanking God for all he has done (or will do) for us, all He means to us.
We should always be thankful, even for the little things.
SUPPLICATION Prayers (or petition prayer)
Making petitions or requests to God.
Asking for God's help. “Standing in the gap” Prayers. (Eph 1:15-16)
Other Types of Prayers:
Prayer for someone else. Selfless, or self-giving prayer.
When we Affirm what God says in His word, the Bible.
Filled with Faith. When we believe God is bigger than any obstacle.
Filled with Fear. Prayer does not believe God can do all through them.
Many times these prayers have false humility.
When we open our hearts and minds to hear from God
We need patience, quietness.
Think deep about something with total focus.
Songs directed towards God can become a form of prayer
Praying to, or in the Holy Spirit
Postures in Prayers:
- STANDING PRAYERS – 1 Kings 8:22
- HANDS RAISED PRAYERS– 1 Timothy 2:8
- SITTING PRAYERS – 2 Samuel 7:18
- KNEELING PRAYERS – Daniel 6:10
- BOWING PRAYERS – Genesis 24:26
- FACE DOWN PRAYERS – Numbers 20:6
- WALKING PRAYERS – Micah 6:8