Category Archives: Definition of Prayer

10 Forms of Prayer

  The forms of prayer are simply the various expressions of our personal life toward God that agree with the various moods or attitudes we have or choose to have.  Thus the many forms of prayer are quite endless, for … Continue reading

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9 Descriptions of Prayer by Various Authors – Part 3

  Prayer is very basic, yet very deep. It is quite simple, yet at the same time, very complex. In my reading I have found nine descriptions of prayer by various authors. In my last two blog articles we found … Continue reading

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9 Descriptions of Prayer by Various Authors – Part 2

  We have been talking about the various descriptions of prayer by various authors. In my last article I wrote about Prayer as asking and receiving, Prayer as approaching God’s throne, and Prayer as our service due Him. Here are … Continue reading

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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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