Lord of all creation - I come to You now in the name of this Jesus I have heard about.  I was born into a sinful world and have lived in ignorance and rebellion to Your truth.  Jesus, I accept You as God manifested in the flesh, born as an offering for my sins.  Born to pay the price I am unable to pay - the price required for restored fellowship with my Creator.  Please forgive me and make me a vessel fit for Your use.  I release any bitterness or unforgiveness in my heart and ask You to deal with those situations.  I believe You were born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven and are now sitting at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for me.

You are now Lord of my life.

Confess Jesus before men and He will confess you before the Father.

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Types of Prayer

Saturday, 22 October 2011 22:45
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Praise and Worship

I personally believe this is the most pure form of prayer. It is when we seek to come into His presence simply to behold and adore Him. To contemplate the magnificence of Who He is and all He has done for us through His love.

One can look around at creation and see such great beauty and majesty. It can make a person feel so small and insignificant. Yet that is not the way God sees it. He has chosen to love and value us about all His other creation. He made us in His image and desires fellowship with us. Let this truth invade you as you come into His presence.

Prayer of Confession

It is important for each of us to acknowledge that we have all fallen short of the Glory of God. Even the most devout of us should recognize that all our righteousness is as filthy rags. None of us can ever be worthy enough to stand before Him. But He has made the way. If we confess our sins He is faithful to cleanse us and deliver us from all unrighteousness. Jesus has ripped the veil that we might come boldly before the throne of Grace. This is the gift of God. But always remain humble and grateful. Do not become too familiar - speaking as a child to an earthly father - for though He is Father - He is God!

Prayer of Petition

Although we take many everyday things for granted, we should recognize that we are wholly dependent upon Him for life and breath and all things. Just living in this world make us to have needs. God wants us to bring our needs and desires before Him. But be diligent to distinguish between your needs and desires and His. The Word says He puts His desires into our heart. Seek to recognize the difference. The Word says you have not because you ask not - or you ask amiss.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

This type of prayer always makes me thing of the 10 lepers which Jesus healed. Only one returned to worship and give thanks. We should all take time and effort to remember the provisions and blessings we have received. It is easy to look around and find someone who has more. It is easy to look around and find those who have less. It is easy to get our eyes on material things and forget what really matters. Don't limit your thankfulness to what God has given you - but also to what you have given God. How has He allowed you to be used for His glory?

Prayer of Intercession

God loves intercessors - those who devote time to praying for the needs of others. This is perhaps when we are most Christ-like. How many are willing to shed the admiration of praying for others and spend time alone in their prayer closet - not for themselves - but for someone else. It might be someone you know well or just someone who God has laid on your heart. Don't consider things coincidence or accidents - begin to recognize the promptings of the Holy Spirit. The more you respond, the more God will use you in this way.

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