Types of Prayer, Part 1
There are many different kinds of prayer. There is the simple petition in Jesus’ name to the heart of love, who is God our Father. There is prevailing prayer that overcomes every obstacle, which finally lands the answer in the harbor of peace. There is battle prayer with tears of agony, it’s intense yearning. There is a quiet prayer of faith, which is barely lifted above a whisper, but with persistent faith that shakes in heaven. Then there’s the prayer without ceasing that seems to perfume every act of the persistent pray-er. There is also the unconscious prayer attitude, as Paul says, praying with all kinds of prayers. Prayer is not one-size-fits all. How desperately our nation and our church needs our prayer!
Of 650 prayers, approximately 450 have recorded answers. The first mention of prayer in the Bible is found in Genesis 4:26. Today’s message focuses on 4 of the 8 main types of prayer that we find in the Bible. The prayer of faith (James 5:14) will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up. The prayer of agreement, known as corporate prayer, is found in Acts 1:14 and 2:42. The prayer of supplication, or requests, is found in Philippians 4:6. A supplicant brings great needs to the throne of grace. Part of winning the spiritual battle is to be praying at all times in the spirit with all prayer and supplications, according to Ephesians 6:18. The prayer of thanksgiving is also mentioned in Phil. 4:6. These important points are explained in more detail in this message, delivered by Dr. Dowdy on January 19, 2020.
Join us next week when we look at four other types of prayer found in the Bible. They are the prayer of worship, consecration, intercession, and impartation.
1 Timothy 2:11 NKJV
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men.
Mark 11:25–26 NKJV
25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Special Deliverance Prayer: Lion of Judah Worship Center includes time for Holy Spirit directed prayer. The entire service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to enjoy all three, as a three-course meal!
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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