How To Pray

There are many ways to pray. Check out these articles to explore prayer strategies you might not have considered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confessing Through Prayer

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Sin in our lives can be a direct hinderance to answered prayer.  That is why it is important to seek God's forgiveness when we sin.  Confession in prayer is the most immediate way to seek God's forgiveness.  The following scriptures provide an understanding of what confession is all about and what it can accomplish in our lives.

Standing in the Gap Through Prayer

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Intercessoin is standing in the gap for others.  It is a form of prayer that is selfless. It is NOT something for a select few people. It is something that every believer should do during their quiet time with God.  Consider the following verses about intercession and then spend time in prayer standing in the gap in intercession for the needs of your family, friends, community and nation.

Praying The Biblical Watches

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pastarchivesThe Watch of the Lord, or watching in prayer, is very important to the plans and order of God. Jesus commanded us to “watch” with Him in several gospel accounts, particularly in the time called “the last days.” He described how we should respond when we see earthquakes, famines, wars and rumors of wars, and so on.

Jesus gave us the keys of the kingdom, and the keys include prayer:
"Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst" (Matthew 18:19-20).

Jesus wants groups of two or three people to gather in His name and ask in symphony or harmony. (The Greek word translated “agree” is sumphoneo, or “harmonious.”) This is the heart of the “watch of the Lord.”  Studying God’s word reveals a model for prayer that is divided into eight watches covering 24 hours.  Based on God’s creation, the days are counted from evening to evening as a day.  “God called the Light Day, and the darkness He called Night, so the evening and the morning were the first day.” (Gen. 1:5)

Praying The Watches of The Bible

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Praying The Eight Watches of The Bible

By Mary Ellen Schoonover, PhD.

The Watch of the Lord, or watching in prayer, is very important to the plans and order of God. Jesus commanded us to “watch” with Him in several gospel accounts, particularly in the time called “the last days.” He described how we should respond when we see earthquakes, famines, wars and rumors of wars, and so on.

In Matthew 24 :Watch out that no one deceives you” (verse 4); “See to it that you are not alarmed” (verse 6); “Stand firm to the end” (verse 13); Keep watch(verse 42).  In  Mark 13: Watch out that no one deceives you” (verse 5); “Do not be alarmed” (verse 7); “Be on your guard” (verse 9); “Do not worry” (verse 11); “Stand firm” (verse 13); “Be on your guard” (verse 23); “Be on your guard. Be alert” (verse 33);Keep watch(verse 35); Watch out(verse 37).  And in Luke 21: Watch out that you are not deceived” (verse 8); “Do not be frightened” (verse 9); “Stand firm” (verse 19); “Stand up and lift up your heads” (verse 28); “Be careful” (verse 34).; “Be always on the watch and pray(verse 36).