Christianity:- Type of Prayers

Background

This post has been in my mind for a couple of weeks now.

I know a few families going through it.

Notice that I said families and not people.

When God yields them to open up, one reflects on the needs.

Think to oneself the measure of the need.

If it be something one can help with, one helps.

If it is something that needs to go before God’s holy altar, consecrate self, and lay on the altar.

 

Outline

  1. Prayer of Worship
  2. Prayer of Thanksgiving
  3. Prayer of Faith
  4. Prayer of Intercession
  5. Corporate Prayer
  6. Prayer of Consecration
  7. Prayer of the Holy Spirit

 

Prayer of Worship

What is “Prayer of Worship”

What is Prayer of Worship?

We engage Prayer of Worship through worshipping God through prayer.

Scripture

  1. Revelation 4:11 – Worship of The Creator ( Link )
    • 11 Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things; by Your will they exist and came to be.
  2. Hebrews 13:15 – Sacrifice, Obedience, and Prayer ( Link )
    • 14 For here we do not have a permanent city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
      15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess His name.
      16 And do not neglect to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
  3. Psalm 18:3 – The Lord is my Rock ( Link )
    • 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

What is “Prayer of Thanksgiving”

God does so much for us.

We demonstrate gratitude as we go to God in Thanksgiving.

Scripture

Psalm

  1. Psalm 118:19 – Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good ( Link )
    • 19 Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
  2. Psalm 105:1-6 – Tell of His Wonders ( Link )
    • 1 Give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the nations.
    • 2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wonders.
    • 3 Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
    • 4 Seek out the LORD and His strength; seek His face always.
    • 5 Remember the wonders He has done, His marvels, and the judgments He has pronounced,
    • 6 O offspring of His servant Abraham, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones.
  3. Psalm 56:12-13 – Tell of His Wonders ( Link )
    • 12 Your vows are upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.
    • 13 For You have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life
  4. Psalm 75:1 – We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near ( Link )
    • 1 To you, O God, do we give thanks, to you do we give thanks: for that your name is near your wondrous works declare.
  5. Psalm 86:12 – Tried But Trusting ( Link )
    • 11 Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.
      12 I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever.
      13 For great is Your loving devotion to me; You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol.
  6. Psalm 69:29-36 ( Link )
    • 29 But I am in pain and distress; let Your salvation protect me, O God.
    • 30 I will praise God’s name in song and exalt Him with thanksgiving.
    • 31 And this will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.
    • 32 The humble will see and rejoice. You who seek God, let your hearts be revived!
    • 33 For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise His captive people.
    • 34 Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.
    • 35 For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah, that they may dwell there and possess it.
    • 36 The descendants of His servants will inherit it, and those who love His name will settle in it.

Revelation

  1. Revelation 4:11 – Worship of The Creator ( Link )
    • 11 Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things; by Your will they exist and came to be.”

 

Prayer of Faith

What is “Prayer of Faith”

What is Prayer of Faith?

As we deepen our relationship with our heavenly father,  our faith is an offshoot of that depth.

Scripture

The Prayer of Faith ( James 5:13-16 )

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  1. Prayer for Healing
    • 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.
    • 14 Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
    • 15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
    • 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
  2. Elijah’s Prayer
    • 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.
    • 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
  3. Righting The Sinner
    • 19 My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,
    • 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

 

Jesus Prays at Gethsemane ( Mark 14:36 )

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  1. Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
    • 35 Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour would pass from Him.
    • 36 “Abba, Father,” He said, “all things are possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.”
    • 37 Then Jesus returned and found them sleeping. “Simon, are you asleep?” He asked. “Were you not able to keep watch for one hour?…

Do Not boast about Tomorrow ( James 4:13-17 )

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  1. Do not boast about tomorrow
    • 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit.”
    • 14 You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
    • 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord is willing, we will live and do this or that.”
    • 16 As it is, you boast in your proud intentions. All such boasting is evil.
    • 17 Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do, yet fails to do it, is guilty of sin.

The Prayer of Jabez ( 1st Chronicles 4:10 )

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  1. The Prayer of Jabez ( 1st Chronicles 4:10 )
    • 9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”
    • 10 And Jabez called out to the God of Israel, “If only You would bless me and enlarge my territory! May Your hand be with me and keep me from harm, so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted the request of Jabez.

Hezekiah’s Prayer ( 2nd Kings 19:14-19 )

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  1. Hezekiah’s Prayer ( 2nd Kings 19:14-19 )
    • 14 Then Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it, and he went up to the house of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD.
    • 15 Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
    • 16Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and listen to the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God.
    • 17 “Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have devastated the nations and their lands
    • 18 and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.
    • 19Now, O LORD our God, I pray, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, O LORD, are God.”

 

Prayer of Intercession

What is “Prayer of Intercession”

What is Prayer of Intercession?

Prayer of intercession is petitioning God on someone else’s behalf.

Scripture

Abraham

Abraham’s Prayer for Ishmael ( Genesis 17:18 )

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  1. 18 And Abraham said to God, “O that Ishmael might live under Your blessing!

 

Abraham’s Prayer for Abimelech ( Genesis 20:7 )

Link

  1. 5 Did not he say to me : She is my sister: and she say, He is my brother? in the simplicity of my heart, and cleanness of my hands have I done this.
  2. 6 And God said to him: And I know that thou didst it with a sincere heart: and therefore I withheld thee from sinning against me, and I suffered thee not to touch her.
  3. 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.

 

Daniel

Daniel’s Prayer for His People ( Daniel 9:1-27 )

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  1. 1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of Median descent, who was made king over the kingdom of the Chaldeans—
  2. 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.
  3. 3 So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.
  4. 4 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, “Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
  5. 5 we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.
  6. 6 “Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land.

 

Paul The Apostle

Paul’s Prayer for His People ( Romans 10:1-2 )

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  1. 1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
  2. 2 For I bear them witness, that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

 

Paul’s Prayer for The Corinthians ( 2nd Corinthian 13:5-9 )

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  1. 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Can’t you see for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you actually fail the test?
  2. 6 And I hope you will realize that we have not failed the test.
  3. 7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not that we will appear to have stood the test, but that you will do what is right, even if we appear to have failed
  4. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.
  5. 9 In fact, we rejoice when we are weak but you are strong, and our prayer is for your perfection.

 

Paul’s Prayer for The Ephesians ( 2nd Corinthian 13:5-9 )
Spiritual Wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:6–16)

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  1. 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
  2. 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
  3. 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.
  4. 8 I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,
  5. 9 and the surpassing greatness of His power to us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength

 

Corporate Prayer

What is “Corporate Prayer”

What is Corporate Prayer?

A Corporate Prayer is when a group of people pray together.

Corporate Prayer occurs when one attends a Church Service and someone leads the group in prayer.

It can also occur in smaller settings such as small groups ( Bible Reading, Community  Services ).

Scripture

The Church

Church In The Book of Acts
The Fellowship of Believers ( Acts 2:42-47 )

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(Acts 4:32–37)

  1. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
  2. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone, and the apostles performed many wonders and signs.
  3. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.
  4. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they shared with anyone who was in need.
  5. 46 With one accord they continued to meet daily in the temple courts and to break bread from house to house, sharing their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart,
  6. 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

 

The Fellowship of Believers ( Acts 4:31-37 )

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Sharing among Believers

(Acts 2:42–47)

  1. 31 After they had prayed, their meeting place was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
  2. 32 The multitude of believers was one in heart and soul. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they owned.
  3. 33 With great power the apostles continued to give their testimony about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And abundant grace was upon them all.
  4. 34 There were no needy ones among them, because those who owned lands or houses would sell their property, bring the proceeds from the sales,
  5. 35 and lay them at the apostles’ feet for distribution to anyone as he had need.
  6. 36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (meaning Son of Encouragement),
  7. 37 sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

 

The Church & Peter
James Killed, Peter Imprisoned ( Acts 12:1-4 )

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  1. 1 About that time, King Herod reached out to harm some who belonged to the church.
  2. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.
  3. 3 And seeing that this pleased the Jews, Herod proceeded to seize Peter during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
  4. 4 He arrested him and put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out to the people after the Passover.

 

Rescue of Peter ( Acts 12:1-4 )

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  1. 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him.
  2. 6 On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison.
  3. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists.
  4. 8 “Get dressed and put on your sandals,” said the angel. Peter did so, and the angel told him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.”
  5. 9 So Peter followed him out, but he was unaware that what the angel was doing was real. He thought he was only seeing a vision.
  6. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city, which opened for them by itself. When they had gone outside and walked the length of one block, the angel suddenly left him.
  7. 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent His angel and rescued me from Herod’s grasp and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating.”
  8. 12 And when he had realized this, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered together and were praying.
  9. 13 He knocked at the outer gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer it.
  10. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that she forgot to open the gate, but ran inside and announced, “Peter is standing at the gate!”
  11. 15 “You are out of your mind,” they told her. But when she kept insisting it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.”
  12. 16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astounded.
  13. 17 Peter motioned with his hand for silence, and he described how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. “Send word to James and to the brothers,” he said, and he left for another place.
  14. 18 At daybreak there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter.
  15. 19 After Herod had searched for him unsuccessfully, he examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent some time there.

 

Death of Herod ( Acts 12:20-25 )

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  1. 20 Now Herod was in a furious disputed with the people of Tyre and Sidon, and they convened before him. Having secured the support of Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their region depended on the king’s country for food.
  2. 21 On the appointed day, Herod donned his royal robes, sat on his throne, and addressed the people.
  3. 22 And they began to shout, “This is the voice of a god, not a man!
  4. 23 Immediately, because Herod did not give glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
  5. 24 But the word of God continued to spread and multiply.
  6. 25 When Barnabas and Saul had fulfilled their mission to Jerusalem, they returned, bringing with them John, also called Mark.

 

Prayer of Consecration

What is “Prayer of Consecration”

What is Prayer of Consecration?

Prayer of consecration is to declare something or someone sacred.

Dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose.

 

Scripture

Jesus

Luke 1:74-75 – Zechariah’s Song

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  1. 74 That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
  2. 75 in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our lives.

 

Moses:- Law Book

Leviticus 20:7-8

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  1. 7 Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.
  2. 8 And you shall keep My statutes and practice them. I am the LORD who sanctifies you

 

Samuel

1st Samuel 1:9-18 ( Hannah Prays for a Son )

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  1. 9 So after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on a chair by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD.
  2. 10 In her bitter distress, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears.
  3. 11 And she made a vow, pleading, “O LORD of Hosts, if only You will look upon the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, not forgetting Your maidservant but giving her a son, then I will dedicate him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall ever come over his head.”
  4. 12 As Hannah kept on praying before the LORD, Eli watched her mouth.
  5. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and though her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. So Eli thought she was drunk
  6. 14 and said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Put away your wine!
  7. 15 “No, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am a woman oppressed in spirit. I have not had any wine or strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.
  8. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; for all this time I have been praying out of the depth of my anguish and grief.”
  9. 17 “Go in peace,” Eli replied, “and may the God of Israel grant the petition you have asked of Him.”
  10. 18 “May your maidservant find favor with you,” said Hannah. Then she went on her way, and she began eating again, and her face was no longer downcast.

 

 

Prayer of The Holy Spirit

What is “Prayer of The Holy Spirit”

What is The Prayer of Holy Spirit?

In the plains and depths of live, we sometimes will find ourselves at a loss on what to pray for.

We have prayed everything and it seems we have yet to be justified before our Heavenly Father.

Beloved, please sleep lightly.

May be your God will yet wake you up and gently touch you and say it is your hour for you to glorify him.

 

Scripture

Paul

Romans
Romans 8:26-27 – Future Glory

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  1. 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words.
  2. 27 And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God

 

Romans 8:33-34 – God Works In All Things

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  1. 33 Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
  2. 34 Who is there to condemn us? For Christ Jesus, who died, and more than that was raised to life, is at the right hand of God—and He is interceding for us.

Ephesians
Ephesians 6:17-18 – The Armor of God

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  1. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
  2. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.

Job

Job 37:19-20 – Elihu Proclaims God’s Majesty

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  1. 19 Teach us what we should say to Him; we cannot draw up our case when our faces are in darkness.
  2. 20 Should He be told that I want to speak?

 

Job 37:24 – Elihu Proclaims God’s Majesty

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  1. 24 Therefore, men fear Him, for He is not partial to the wise in heart.

 

Summary

Heavenly Father.
God who liveth forever more.
God if you do not live, we will not come.
But, as you live, we will come.
Father God, you live for our sake.
Father God, you love for our sake.
Everything you are is for us.
Everything you will ever be is for us.
Lord, we do not have Gold.
Lord, we do not have Silver.
Yet, you say our sacrifice is sufficient.
May each need placed before you, be heard by you.
May you give eyes to each need.
May you give ears to each need.
May you give heart to each need.
Clean and Heal us.
Strengthen and Lighten Us.

Thank you for making yourself known to us.
Thank you for your intercessory spirit.
You Trust us so that we can receive from you.
Yield us to you and you alone Father God.
In Your Kind
Of Your Spirit

References

Prayers In The Bible

  1. Christian.Net
    • 15 Most Powerful Prayers in the Bible
      Link

Types of Prayers

  1. Oak Ridge Baptist Church
    • 7 Different Types of Prayer in the Bible
      Link

Prayer of Thanksgiving

  1. PersonalCreations
    • 17 Inspiring Psalms of Thanksgiving
      Link

Prayer of Intercession

  1. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online

Prayer of Consecration

  1. Bible Hub
    • Prayer and Consecration
      • The Essentials of Prayer — Edward M. Bounds
        Link

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