Types of Prayer, Part 2
There are many different kinds of prayer. Prayer is not one-size-fits all. Last week, we looked at four of eight types of prayer in the Bible. Those were the prayers of faith, agreement, supplication, and thanksgiving. Today, we look at four other types of prayer found in the Bible. First, there is the prayer of worship. The prayer of worship is very similar to thanksgiving, but worship focuses on who God is, while thanksgiving focuses on what God has done. Second, there is the prayer of consecration. It’s when we stop telling God what we want to do, and instead ask what is His plan. We are born for a purpose. He has a purpose for us. The prayer of consecration is one made as we set ourselves apart to follow God’s will. Jesus made this prayer before His crucifixion.
Third, there is the prayer of intercession. There are many times that our prayers include requests for others. In 1 Tim. 2:1, we are told to make intercession for everyone. Jesus serves as our example (John 17). Finally, there is the prayer of imprecation. Ps 7, 55, 69. Used to invoke God’s judgment on the wicked, and thereby avenge the righteous. Jesus teaches us to pray for blessings on our enemies, not cursing (Matthew 5:44–48).
Don’t try to pick a type of prayer. Allow prayer to flow. As you look back on it, you will find that these types were incorporated in your prayer. We approach the throne from our position of authority, seated at the right hand of Jesus (Ephesians 2). These important points are explained in more detail in this message, delivered by Dr. Dowdy on January 26, 2020.
1 Timothy 2:11 NKJV
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men.
LOJWC Focus Scripture for 2020
Mark 11:25–26 NKJV
25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Forgiveness is a tonic that cleanses our souls. (For more on this, listen to the service portion of today’s message.)
Special Deliverance Prayer: Lion of Judah Worship Center includes time for Holy Spirit directed prayer. Today’s prayer is for rare forms of cancer for which there is no medicine cure. The entire service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to enjoy all three, as a three-course meal!
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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