Thank God, for the privilege of prayer. For communing with the creator of the universe and the lover of our souls. I suppose God could have done anything He wanted to do. Perhaps, He could have chosen to be unapproachable, but He didn’t!
How marvelous it is that the creator has invited us to draw near to Him. Isn’t it wonderful that we can draw near to Him in time of trouble? And much more importantly, the Bible says, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4: 16).
God’s Word reveals that God hears and answers prayer. Therefore it is important that we learn how to pray.
Kinds of Prayer
My eyes were opened on the subject of prayer when the Lord led Elder Prescod and me to attend Brother Kenneth E. Hagin’s Winter Bible Seminar at Rhema Bible Training Center back in February 1997 until he moved to heaven in the year 2003. He always taught on the subject of prayer from Ephesians 6:18.
EPHESIANS 6: 18
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Brother Hagin always refers to Moffat’s translation as he teaches on the subject of prayer from Ephesians. It reads: “Praying with all manner of prayer…” Another translation says, “Praying with all kinds of prayer…”
Just as there are different kind of ball games like foot ball has different rules than soft ball, and ping pong has different kinds of rule than gulf, but they are all ball game but they have different rules. So it is with prayers.
There are different kinds of prayers and they have different rules depending on the kind of prayer we are making. Before I became aware of this I use to lump all my prayers in one general lump and got very little results.
Depending on the type of prayer we are making we must adhere to the specific rules of that prayer in order to get the results we desire.
In this series we will briefly look at some of the kinds of prayers the Bible teaches and at some of the rules that govern them. Next week I will start off with the Prayer of Petition.
This is the kind of prayer you will pray asking God to do something in your sphere of authority. In other words I can pray this prayer for myself, my home, and my children in my home, and expect by faith to receive what God has promised in His Word. I cannot pray this prayer for next door neighbor and push off my will on him and his children. This is a prayer of faith.
I am out of time today, but I am looking forward to having a good time sharing with you on the subject of the Different Kinds
of Prayer. Until next time this is Pastor Prescod saying, “Live in the Fullness of the Blessing.”
Word for Today: "Prepare Others"
It’s not low wages that is making millions of Americans miserable on the job. It’s bad relationships! In recent survey, nearly half the respondents cited a “dog-eat-dog” atmosphere as the main reason they were unhappy on the job. It was just this atmosphere to which Galatians 5:15 is referring to. It says, “If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out, or you will destroy each other.” The good news is, you can break the cycle of backstabbing and competition in your workplace by making a decision to prefer others and treat them as you would like to be treated. God will honor that decision by bringing you increase and promotion. And your workplace will become a better place.