As Believers, we don’t just pray when we need something or when it’s convenient, we pray because it’s one of our callings! When you answer the call to pray, wonderful things begin to break out and happen all around you.
Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
1. PRAYER OF FAITH – James 5:15, Mark 11:23-24
This is a prayer of belief, grounded in the promises of God. It’s about trusting that God will fulfill what He has promised in His Word.
2. PRAYER OF CONSECRATION – Luke 22:42
This is a prayer of dedication or commitment. It’s when believers dedicate themselves, or something else, to God’s service. Jesus prayed a prayer of consecration in the Garden of Gethsemane when He said, “Not my will, but Yours be done”
3. PRAYER OF SUPPLICATION – Philippians 4:6
Supplication means earnestly asking. In this form of prayer, believers bring their requests, needs, and desires before God.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
4. PRAYER OF INTERCESSION – 1 Timothy 2:1
1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
Intercession involves praying on behalf of others. It’s when believers intercede or plead before God for the needs of others
5. PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
This is a prayer expressing gratitude and thanks to God for His blessings and goodness.
6. PRAYER OF PRAISE – Psalm 150
Different from thanksgiving, praise is about adoring God for who He is, not just for what He has done. It’s an expression of love and admiration for God’s nature and attributes
7. PRAYER OF CONFESSION – 1 John 1:9
In this prayer, believers admit their sins and shortcomings before God and receive forgiveness and cleansing.
8. PRAYER OF AGREEMENT (CORPORATE PRAYER) – Matthew 18:19
This is when two or more believers join together in prayer, agreeing in faith about a specific matter.
9. PRAYER OF IMPRECATION – Psalm 109 / 2 Timothy 4:14
Imprecatory prayers are those that invoke judgment or curses upon the enemies of the Cross. This kind of praying should be approached with caution in light of New Testament teaching on prayer. It should be done from a place of love and desire for justice, not anger or resentment.
An example of this kind of prayer: “Father, I come against the drug supply in our city in Jesus name. I curse it like Jesus cursed the fig tree; dry up and let your power be broken over my city!”