Category Archives: Part 2, Purpose of Prayer

Three Purposes for the Prayer of Petition

      Petition I think is the main part of prayer, and it makes all the other parts of prayer work.  For example, we can confess our sins, but sins won’t be forgiven without asking God to do it.  … Continue reading

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Three Purposes for the Prayer of Thanksgiving

    There are at least three purposes for the prayer of thanksgiving:    1.  To give honor to God. This is the primary purpose of thanksgiving—to acknowledge that God is God and that He has supplied us with all … Continue reading

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Five Purposes for Praise

  The primary purpose of praise to God is to honor Him, to bless Him, and to please Him. We praise Him with our words, with our songs, and with our loving obedience. We praise Him for who He is … Continue reading

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Seven Purposes for the Prayer of Confession

    The main purpose of confession is to obtain forgiveness from God, so that He will bring us back into a right relationship with Him.  This also is the purpose of confessing our sins to people we have offended—so … Continue reading

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Five Purposes of Prayer—from The Lord’s Prayer

  I am not sure that there is any one purpose of prayer, however, I think Jesus has given us some very good purposes for prayer in the model prayer that He gave to His disciples (Matt. 6: 9-13).  If … Continue reading

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