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Three Kinds of Prayer

Copyright © 2018 Natalya Vazemiller This is excerpt from the book She Divides the Spoil

The Three Kinds of Prayer:

Prayer is an important part of being a Christian and a spiritual warrior, especially during spiritual combat. It is also an incense to the Lord: “Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice” (Ps. 141:2). God loves to hear us and receive our prayers. We are important to Him, and all what concerns us concerns Him. Let’s briefly cover the three prayers apostle Paul is talking about:

  1. We are to “. . . pray always with all prayer and supplication and at every opportunity in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18a, NAB). Prayer is communication with God: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6–7). In our prayers, we can tell Him our worries and problems, “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7). All people of God prayed. Daniel was willing to be eaten by lions over missing His time with God in his daily prayer. In prayer, we make our needs known, we praise and worship God, converse with Him, and repent of our sins. Through prayer, we socialize with Him as with a friend, making a relationship with Christ possible.
  2. We are to “pray for all saints.” In the next verse, Paul writes “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” (Eph. 6:19–20). If Paul needed prayers, so do we. We are to pray for ourselves and others, for we all are in need of grace and support. We are a family and one body, and we should support each other. Praying for other saints helps us heal spiritually and physically “pray for one another, that you may be healed” (Jas. 5:16b). Isn’t it amazing? If we care for our body, we can be healed. The same applies to our spiritual body, the Church! We need each other! Praying for each other builds immunity within the body of Christ. We are being attacked by evil forces daily. We need as much immunity as we can get.
  3. We are to pray with “supplication in the Spirit.” It is written that: “. . . God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts . . .” (Gal. 4:6). This very Spirit is the Spirit of the Father, or the Holy Spirit as we all know: “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me” (Jn. 15:26). This Spirit helped Christ on the Earth to complete the ministry and bring Himself as the perfect sacrifice: “. . . who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God . . .” (Hebrew 9:14b). This Holy Spirit enables us to do the works of righteousness and overcome all obstacles and sustains us in all trials and leads us to salvation of our souls.

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Prayer based on Psalm 32:7-9

Lord, be my hiding place and preserve me from trouble; surround me with songs of deliverance.  Instruct me and teach me in the way I should go; guide me with Your eye.  Help me not to be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle.  (Based on Ps. 32:7-9)

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Prayers Based on Scripture

God has given us the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. We can use it in our prayers.

(These are my favorite prayer verses. Bible is very rich, be creative and use Scripture that works for you at the time of your need.)

‘Lord, be the wall of fire all around (names), and reveal Your glory in (their) midst.’ Based on Zechariah 2:5

‘May the Lord bless (names) and keep (them); the Lord make His face shine on (them), and be gracious to (them); the Lord lift up His countenance on (them), and give (them) peace.’ Based on Numbers 6:23-27

‘God grant (names), according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with the power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in (their) heart through faith; and that (they), being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is breadth and length and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that (they) may be filled up to all the fullness of God.’ Based on Ephesians 3:16-19 

‘Let (names) be born again and enter through the small gate and walk the narrow road so (they) be saved, find life and enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Based on John 3:3 & Matthew 7:13, 14

‘Heavenly Father, I pray in the name of Jesus, may (names) love abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that (they) may approve the things that are excellent, that (they) may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.’ Based on Philippians 1:9-11

‘Jesus, please help (names) to abide in Your Word and keep Your Word, so (names) shall never see death, know the truth and be set free.’ Based on John 8:51, 31, 32

‘Lord Jesus, please help (names) to endure to the end and overcome in order to be saved and eat from the tree of life.’ Based on Revelation 2:7

‘Work in (names) to will and to do everything to Your good pleasure.’ Based on Philippians 2:13

‘Help (names) to think on these things: whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and praise.’ Based on Philippians 4:8

‘Lord, please deliver (names) from every evil work, and preserve unto Your heavenly kingdom: to You be glory for ever and ever.’ Based on 2 Timothy 4:18

‘Let the words of (names) mouth and the meditations of (their) heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, (their) strength and Redeemer.’ Based on Psalms 19:14

‘May (names) be taught by You, and may great peace be with (them).’ Based on Isaiah 54:13

‘Direct steps of (names) by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over (them).’ Based on Psalm 119:133

Let (names) seek things that which are of Christ Jesus.’ Based on Philippians 2:21

‘Put on (names) the whole armor of God, that (names) may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand.’ Based on Ephesians 6:13

‘May You, God of peace sanctify (names) completely; and may (names) whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:23

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