Useful guidelines when conducting Prayer Meetings:
Different Types of Prayer
Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
Notice that says, “Praying… with ALL power…” The Amplified Bible reads, “Pray… with All [MANNER OF] prayer…”
Another translation reads, “Praying with ALL KINDS of prayer…”
Goodspeed’s translation reads, ”Use EVERY KIND of prayer and entreaty.”
The Bible teaches several kinds of prayer and the different rules governing them:
There are numerous misconceptions in the body of Christ about prayer. Many Christians seem to think, for example, that intercession is the only kind of prayer. Sometimes people say, “God called me to be an intercessor.” No, He did not – He called you to pray all kinds of prayer. Intercession is just one kind.
Some may say, “Oh, but intercession is the most important kind of prayer!” That is not true either. The most important kind of prayer is the kind that the Holy Ghost leads you to pray – the appropriate prayer for the particular situation.
Studying different kinds of prayer helps because it will broaden your understanding and strengthen your faith when you pray. But always remember studying prayer I very different from praying.
These kinds of prayers work together like the fingers of your hand! That is why you can’t be clinical about it just because we categorize for study purposes.
You just have to flow with the Spirit. eg: If the Holy Spirit moves on you to pray and you feel as though you want to weep, don’t try to figure out whether you’re supplicating or interceding. Just weep!
Long before anyone heard the words “supplication” and “intercession”, people were praying those prayers.
Steps to take for Answered Prayer
These are not formulas. They are principles of Prayer. Always remember that your prayer life is a journey to be taken in close fellowship and communion with the precious Holy Spirit. Remember too that you will not become perfect in prayer and faith overnight.
Spiritual growth take time as natural growth does. Your prayer life will grow and develop with patience and diligence.
Here are 7 fundamental aspects of praying – that gets results.
If you faithfully follow these steps in prayer, you can be sure of an answer.