Category Archives: Definition of Prayer

9 Descriptions of Prayer by Various Authors

  Prayer is so very basic, yet it is also so deep and boundless in it meaning. In my reading I have found nine different descriptions of prayer.  1. Prayer is asking and receiving. According to E.M. Bounds, “Prayer is the … Continue reading

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Three Types of Petitions—from the Disciples Prayer

The following article is an excerpt from this book.   When we look at the Disciples Prayer (or The Lord’s Prayer), I believe we see three types of petitions that Jesus taught (Matthew 6:8-13).    1. Invocation We get this … Continue reading

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The Petition Part of Prayer

  As I see it, from my study of this topic, there are two very basic natures or meanings of prayer: (1) petition, and (2) soul to soul communication with God (which really includes all parts of prayer). In this … Continue reading

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What Is the Meaning of Prayer?

  There are so many different views on the meaning of prayer.  One author, John R. Rice, says that prayer is nothing but petition.  He insists that prayer is not meditation or communion or spiritual enjoyment or praise or confession … Continue reading

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Definition of Prayer

The following article is an excerpt from this book.   Prayer has been defined or described in many ways. Here are nine different descriptions of prayer, by various authors:  1.  Prayer is asking and receiving.  According to E.M. Bounds, “Prayer … Continue reading

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Communication with God

The following article is an excerpt from this book.   Prayer is not only petition, it is also something more basic—it is soul to soul communication with God.  And this really must come first, before we ask God for anything.  … Continue reading

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