I can’t believe we only have nine days left in this series. What a powerful series it has been! Prayer is the most powerful communication that you can have with anyone because you are communicating with the God of the universe. Today we are going to explore prayer a little further today. What are some types of prayer?
Types of Prayer
1 Timothy 2:1 says, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” Here, all four of the main Greek words used for prayer are mentioned in one verse.
Prayers of Supplication – Just as Philippians 4:6 teaches, we are to take our requests before the Lord. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Corporate Prayers – As we see in Acts 2:42 the disciples join together in prayer. “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”
Prayers of Intercession – Prayers for others as we intercede for them as the Bible teaches in 1 Timothy 2:1, which says, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people”.
Prayers of Thanksgiving – Prayers of thanksgiving are just that, where we give thanks to God. As we learn in Philippians 4:5, “With thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Many examples of thanksgiving prayers can also be found in the Psalms.
Together, these four types of prayers can help to make up a rich prayer life and relationship with God. Now, here is today’s prayer journaling prompt:
Today’s Prayer Journaling Prompt: Journal about your biggest gripe. Sometimes we all have to let it all out. Use this as a time to vent.