10 TYPES OF PRAYERS

 
Prayer is not a complicated thing to do. Nor is it a complicated thing to understand. The simple definition or prayer is, "conversation with God." There is no need for elaborateness, just a simple exchange of information from your heart to God. The Bible speaks of nine different types of prayer. Each one different from the other and, as is demonstrated within the pages of the Bible, each one is used in specific situations and for because of specific circumstances. Prayer is communicating with God! It is the opening of the door or window of our blessings. The releasing factor of the grace he bestows; a mandate and yet a privilege. But a prayer without particulars is impotent. A prayer that is weightless is useless. A generic prayer gives generic results! In order for your prayer to have substance you must first get to know him. Isaiah 55:6 tells us to “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near.” Do things that are pleasing to him. Because if we don’t know him - how could we be confident enough to believe as it is written in Matthew 7:8- : ask and it will be given - seek and you will find - knock and the door shall be open - If we don’t know God - how could we be confident enough in our petitions to believe that if we go to him he will answer! Once we get to know him we must watch and pray as Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”.....meanings don’t allow our sinful nature to block the blessing God is trying to give. We must pray for the empowerment of the Holy Ghost so that we may withstand temptation; So that our prayers are not petty but powerful; So that our prayers are not meek but mighty; So that we don’t pray generic prayers to receive generic results.

PRAYER OF FAITH

 
Mark 11:23-24 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed , and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass ; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
 
Faith is when you believe in the unknown and unseen. It’s depending on your Spiritual eye and not the natural eye. It’s allowing God to be the head of your life and depending on Him for your needs. It’s knowing that what the bad that happens in your life will work out for your good. It’s knowing God is not a man, and that He shall not lie.

PRAYER OF CONSECRATION

 
Consecration is the dedication and sanctification of one's life and all that one has unto God. Someone achieves a consecrated life through desire and obedience to the Word of God. Hannah prayed a Prayer of Consecration to God in 1 Samuel 1:11 when she said to the Lord: O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
She dedicated Samuel’s life to God. She put God’s needs 1st, instead of her own, and for her obedience her prayers were answered.

PRAYER OF COMMITMENT

 
Galatians 5:1 says "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." The Prayer of Commitment is the prayer that says, "Lord, whatever you would have me do, I will do. I will do it with my whole heart, my whole mind and my whole self. Whatever it is Lord, I will give it my 100%!” The Prayer of Commitment is the prayer that puts the teeth in your faith walk. Without commitment, we are wishy-washy and unstable in our walk with God. Commitment engages your will and makes you stand on the Word of God in spite of what may be happening all around you. It is an anchor to your faith for your body and your soul.

PRAYER OF WORSHIP

 
Luke 24:52-53 says, “And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
 
Before Jesus was carried up to Heaven the Bible says He opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. He told them repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem, and for this they worshipped Him.

PRAYER OF AGREEMENT

 
Matthew 18:18-20 says, “Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask , it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
 
Jesus wants you to agree and will see to it that it comes to pass. The word agree is translated in The Amplified Bible as “agree and harmonize together or make a symphony together.” The word symphony caught my attention one time, so I looked it up and found that it means “all available instruments in harmony.” You must have your spirit, mind and actions in agreement with the Word.

PRAY IN THE SPIRIT

 
The verse that comes to mind is Ephesians 6:18 that says, Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
 
When you pray in the Spirit, can be referred to as praying in tongues, but can also can mean praying from your heart. But if praying in tongues is all Paul is referring to, then all other prayers from pulpit are invalid because He said, “Pray at all times and with all manner of prayer in the spirit.”
 
Proverbs 20:27 says the spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. It is in your spirit that God talks to you; in your heart, with your heart. God doesn’t want head prayers that have no heart. Why? Because your heart is you, it’s your Spirit. Your mind only belongs to you. Your heart is where faith is produced. In fact, all the forces of life flow out of your heart, not your head.

PRAY OF BINDING AND LOOSING

 
Matthew 12:29 says, “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.”
 
When Jesus was raised from the dead, He stripped Satan of his authority over mankind. That authority has been delegated to the Body of Christ in the earth. Bind Satan in the Name of Jesus.

PRAY OF SUPLICATION / PETITION

 
The words petition and supplication are defined as “a formal request addressed to a higher power.” This prayer changes things. It is based on Philippians 4:6: “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Matthew 7:8 says, “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
 
The Hebrew and Greek words for prayer mean “request” and “petition.”

PRAY OF INTERCESSION

 
1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.
 
Quite simply, intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others. The role of mediator in prayer was prevalent in the Old Testament, in the cases of Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel, Hezekiah, Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Christ is pictured in the New Testament as the ultimate intercessor, and because of this, all Christian prayer becomes intercession since it is offered to God through and by Christ. Jesus closed the gap between us and God when He died on the cross. Because of Jesus’ mediation, we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of other Christians or for the lost, asking God to grant their requests according to His will.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 
Philippians 4:6 and Colossians 4:2 tell us to pray with thanksgiving. Psalm 95 and 100 tell us to enter into the presence of God with thanksgiving. When Christ prayed He often gave thanks (Matthew 15:36; 26:26, 27; Luke 22:19). Praying with thanksgiving should be a regular part of our prayer life.
Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 that praying with thanksgiving should be a regular course of communication with God. It is the will of God for us to pray with thanksgiving. This is not something that should be reserved for one special time of year, but we should always have an attitude of thankfulness