- PRAISE and WORSHIP (For He is worthy of all our praise and adoration)
- GRATITUDE and THANKSGIVING ( for His unending grace and mercy , for great compassion and patience, for his providence and protection)
- REPENTANCE and CONFESSION (we have all sinned and fallen short of His glory
- INTERCESSION (praying on behalf of others )
- SUPPLICATION ( humbly and earnestly approaching the throne of God with our needs and requests)
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Matthew 6:9-13 New King James Version (NKJV)
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT PRAYER ?
The following are few verses from the Bible about prayer..
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4.24
” You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29.13
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. “ Psalms 34.18.
The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalms 145.18 .
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8 .26 .
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving , And into His courts with praise .Be thankful to Him, and bless His name . For the Lord is good ; His mercy is everlasting , And His truth endures to all generations. Psalms 100.4 .
This is the confidence we have in approaching God ; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5.14
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1.9
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5. 16
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. Mark 11.25.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5.44 .
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11.13
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it , and it will be yours . Mark 11.24
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4.6 .
“And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5. 16 – 18 .
So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. Ezra 8. 23
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26.4 .
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. 1 Peter 3.12 .
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. ” Proverbs 3.5-6.