Prayer, first and foremost, ought to be about worship. God alone is worthy of adoration and worship.
The Lord’s prayer begins with: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name… (Matthew 6:9)
Holding up Godâ€™s name for praise is our prime duty in prayer Examples: 1 Chronicles 29:10; 2 Chronicles 6:26-27 Luke 2:37
Honour God for who He is and for what He does, acknowledging how great He is
Next confess what you have done wrong and acknowledge it as sin
Sin blocks communication with God
Confessing our sin ensures there are no stumbling blocks with God
â€œForgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against usâ€? Luke 11:4
Thanksgiving is praise for something God has done for us or given to us â€“ or for what we trust Him to do
The apostle Paul thanked God For the believers in Philippiâ€Ś
Philippians 1:3-5 â€œI thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until nowâ€?
We should always be thankful, even for the little things.
Our heavenly Father wants His Children to bring their requests To Him (Philippians 4:6)
Supplication is a type of intercession where we draw near to God to pray for the needs of and concerns of others
And we should not just pray for our friends but also “…pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44)
Intercession is prayer for someone else selfless, or self-giving prayer. Jesus serves as our example in this area. The whole of John 17 is a prayer of Jesus on behalf of His disciples and all believers.