CASSANDRA SCOTT MINISTRIES
Types Of Prayers
The President of the United States does it, the Prime Minister of Isreal does it, the Chairman of the Palestinian People does it, and the Queen of England does it. Jews do it, Muslims do it, Christians do it, Buddhist do it, pagans do it, heathens do it, everyone does it. Few are sure it works, and even less believe it is necessary.
What is it? PRAYER
WHAT IS PRAYER?
It means to commune with God, to become one with God. It means union with Him, unity, singleness of purpose, thought, will, reason, motive, objective and feelings.
All that God is and all that God has, may be received thru prayer.
Power in prayer is not based on feelings but in the word of God. We have authority through the word.
Prayer is man giving God the legal right and permission to interfere in earth affairs.
Prayer is man giving heaven earthly license to influence earth.
Prayer is a terrestrial license for celestial interference.
Prayer is man exercising his legal authority on earth to invoke heaven’s influence on the earth.
Prayer is not just an activity, ritual or an obligation. It is communion and communication that touches God’s heart.
The secret to Jesus’ ministry was a lifestyle of prayer – Luke 11:1, Mark 1:35
2 Chronicles 7:14, “…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
TYPES OF PRAYERS
• SUPPLICATION (Petition)
• PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT
• CONTEMPLATIVE (Mediative)
In Christianity, there are various types of prayer, each serving a specific purpose. Here are some common types of Christian prayers and how they can be implemented, along with relevant scriptures:
1. **Adoration**: This type of prayer involves praising and glorifying God for who He is. You can implement it by acknowledging God’s greatness and expressing your love and awe. Scripture: Psalm 95:6.
2. **Confession**: Confession prayers involve acknowledging and repenting of your sins. You can implement this by honestly confessing your sins to God, seeking forgiveness. Scripture: 1 John 1:9.
3. **Thanksgiving**: Thanksgiving prayers involve expressing gratitude to God for His blessings and provisions. You can implement this by thanking God for all that He has done for you. Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
4. **Supplication (Petition)**: This is a prayer of requests, where you ask God for specific needs or desires. You can implement it by presenting your requests to God with humility and trust. Scripture: Philippians 4:6.
5. **Intercession**: Intercessory prayer involves praying on behalf of others. You can implement this by lifting up the needs and concerns of others, asking God to intervene in their lives. Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1.
6. **Praying in the Spirit**: This refers to praying in tongues or with the help of the Holy Spirit. It’s a form of communication with God that goes beyond words. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:2.
7. **Contemplative (Meditative) Prayer**: This type of prayer involves silently meditating on God’s Word or His presence. You can implement it by quietly reflecting on Scripture and seeking to hear God’s voice. Scripture: Psalm 1:2.
Remember that while these are common types of prayer, there is no strict formula for how to pray in a Christian way. The Bible encourages a personal and sincere relationship with God, so feel free to adapt your prayers to your own needs and experiences.
TYPES OF PRAYERS
Yes, “asking, seeking, and knocking” is a concept found in the Bible in the context of prayer. It is derived from a passage in the New Testament where Jesus encourages His followers to persist in prayer.
The reference is from Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV):
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
This passage emphasizes the importance of persistence and faith in prayer. It encourages believers to keep asking God for what they need, to seek His guidance and will, and to persistently “knock” or seek access to His presence. It’s a reminder that consistent and earnest prayer is a valuable aspect of a Christian’s relationship with God.
Certainly, let’s expound on each of the types of prayer as mentioned in the “ask, seek, knock” passage:
1. **Asking:** This is a type of prayer where you present your specific requests and needs before God. It involves directly and honestly asking God for things, whether they be material, emotional, or spiritual. It reflects an attitude of dependence on God, recognizing that He is the ultimate provider.
2. **Seeking:** Seeking in prayer goes beyond asking for specific things; it involves seeking God’s will, wisdom, and guidance. It’s a prayer of searching for His purpose and direction in your life. This type of prayer is about wanting to align your desires and decisions with what God wants for you.
3. **Knocking:** “Knocking” in prayer is about seeking access to God’s presence and seeking intimacy with Him. When you knock, you are not just seeking answers or direction; you are seeking a deeper relationship with God. It represents persistence in approaching God and desiring communion with Him.
These three types of prayer – asking, seeking, and knocking – are interconnected and can be part of a continuous conversation with God. You start by asking for your needs, move on to seeking His guidance and will, and persistently “knock” to deepen your relationship with Him. It’s a reminder of the multifaceted nature of prayer and the different dimensions it can take in a believer’s life.
Certainly, here are some relevant scriptures to go with each of the types of prayer – asking, seeking, and knocking:
– **Scripture:** Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) – “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
– **Scripture:** James 4:2 (NIV) – “You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”
– **Scripture:** Proverbs 8:17 (NIV) – “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”
– **Scripture:** Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) – “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
– **Scripture:** Revelation 3:20 (NIV) – “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
– **Scripture:** Psalm 27:8 (NIV) – “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
These scriptures provide a biblical foundation for the concepts of asking, seeking, and knocking in prayer. They emphasize the importance of earnest and persistent communication with God and seeking a deeper relationship with Him.
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