Pray with Us: Ways to Pray

Over the next months we will be exploring a variety of prayer forms and topics of prayer. Here’s a simple outline of types of prayer to explore as we learn to commune with God without ceasing.prayer-2013-4

Thanksgiving – This is giving thanks to God for all things in your life. Being thankful is being grateful for His protection, provision, blessing and, most of all, for His son.

Praise – We offer praise to God for who He is and what He has done. Praise is how we express our adoration for the majesty of God.

Intercessory Prayer – In this kind of prayer, we pray for the needs of others. We pray for family members, friends and co-workers. We pray for our church and its ministries. We pray for our pastor and leaders as well as praying for our government and those God has put over us.

Confession – We confess our sins to God and ask His forgiveness.

Petition – Prayers of petition are the type of prayer we are the most familar with. In them, we ask God for things we need – both spiritual needs and physical ones as well.

Walkie-talkie prayers – are those short little prayers we utter under our breath as we face temptation or an opportunity to witness.

From Calvary Baptist’s Guide to Prayer

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