Prayer of Enquiry -you enquire something of the Lord.
Prayer of petition- bring a particular case before God.
Prayer of forgiveness (1John 1:8-9).
Prayer of reporting-where you simply report your situation or circumstance or enemy to God, and let God act as He deems fit.
Prayer of Thanksgiving (John 11:41)
Prayer of Praise, Worship & Adoration.
Praising God, and calling Him his functional names and reminding him of His works is a very potent & powerful prayer instrument. Prayer generally is a weapon of spiritual warfare. The most potent of all these weapons is the prayer of praise and thanksgiving. When it appears that nothing else is working. When it appears God is not listening. When it appears you are at a standstill. When everything seems hopeless. Suspend every other thing and begin to praise Him. Begin to call him his names: Alpha , Omega, Beginning, Ending, the first and the last, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the one called the Word; the Way, the Truth and the Life; the resurrection & the life, the great provider, the great Shepherd, Jehovah El-Shaddai, Wonderful, Counselor, mighty God, Prince of peace etc . Truly, God inhabits the praises of His people ( Psalm 22:3).
If you are truly connected to God in Christ Jesus, as you begin to praise Him, he will arise in your situation. Please, ensure you are right before Him. God will only bless the righteous ( Psalm 5:12).
In 2 Chronicle 20:21-22, three mighty kings attacked King, Jehoshaphat. With the leading of the Lord. He appointed praise singers to praise God. The Word says :
“And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten”.
While in physical prison, Apostle Paul and Silas began to praise God, and God came down on their behalf:
“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed” ( Acts 16:25-26).
When Jesus got to tomb of Lazarus, He was not asking God to intervene. He simply gave thanks to His Father with the understanding that God had already intervened:
” Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me” (John 11:41).
Beloved, when it appears that God is distant from you, avoid complaining, murmuring and grumbling. Change the level of your prayer to praise , worship and thanksgiving, and bring down God to your situation.
It shall be well with you this 2015 in Jesus precious name.
To grow spiritually increasingly requires daily meditation in the word of God. Train yourself yourself to be godly.
Prayer: To every reader of this message, may you receive the grace to engage in prayer of praise and thanksgiving in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
A Call To Salvation!
If you have read this message by chance, but you are undecided or have no clarity whether you want to give your life to Christ. I would encourage you to give it a trial. Please, pray this prayer with us:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I confess all my sins to you right now. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift and joy of eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart and life right now and be my Lord and Saviour. Lord, please write my name in the book of Life. I promise to sincerely surrender all to you and serve you diligently always from now on, in Jesus name I have prayed. Amen”. Congratulations! You are now spiritually born again in Christ Jesus. I would encourage you to join any word based bible fellowship group of your choice. Please, be prayerful in choosing the group .
Yours in the Vineyard of Jesus Christ. Bro Ben Bassey, Iyobosa, & the MOW family.