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30 Definitions Of Prayer

30 Definitions Of Prayer

30 Definitions Of Prayer.

What Is Prayer?

Prayer is the act of communicating and communing with our heavenly. Prayer is a way of fellowshipping with God. One of the most powerful ways we hold and maintain our relationship with God is through our prayer life. Our arch enemy, the devil knows very well the powerful secrets behind prayer hence the devil is always waging war and fighting against the prayer life of all Christian to make them prayer less and hereby rendering them powerless and defenseless against all attacks of the enemy.  As Christians we should always pray so we can pull down all strongman and strongholds militating against our lives and destiny. 

Ephesians 6:12

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

This above verse of the Bible shows clearly the importance and power of prayer. Prayer is a food and power to the Spirit Man hence as Christians we should not stop praying because it is through prayer we can ensure our victory and breakthrough in life.

Luke 21:36

Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.

People Who Prayed in The Bible.

  1. Jesus Christ.
  2. Daniel.
  3. Elijah.
  4. Hannah.
  5. Jacob.

 

Types of Prayer.

  1. Prayer of Thanksgiving: This is one of the most important prayer a Christian can pray. One important thing we are expected to do as Christian is to always worship and thank God. One of the ways we can show our gratitude to God is by praying the prayer of Thanksgiving.

Psalm 148:13

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens” 

  1. Prayer of Petitions and Supplication: This is a prayer of placing our request and heart desires before God for His divine intervention. It is through the prayer of Petitions and Supplication we are able to pour our hearts at the feet of Jesus Christ and He answers.

1 John 5:15

And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

  1. Prayer of Intercession: This also is a very powerful prayer which God cherish very well. This is a prayer prayed for someone by another person or the church of God. This is a prayer prayed on behalf of someone in distress or in one situation or the other for God to intervene. 

1 Timothy 2:1

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

  1. Prayer of Warfare: This is a very powerful prayer prayed to wage war and fight against all demonic forces and demons. It is a prayer prayed to pull down all demonic altars and powers and endure our victory and breakthrough. It is prayer prayed by someone who is under a spiritual attack to break loose and be victorious.

Ephesians 6:12

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

  1. Prayer of Healing and Deliverance: This is a prayer we should pray when we want to ensure our total deliverance from the shackles of the demons and the devil. It is a prayer we pray to be healed and delivered of all kinds of infirmities both physical and spiritual.

(Psalm 107:6).

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress” 

  1. Prayer of Confession: This is a prayer we pray when we are before God in our humble state and we confess our sons and want Him to forgive us and wash away sins with the blood of Jesus. As Christians we must know that we can’t stand before God with a sinful heart and lifestyle hence the prayer of confession is a prayer we must always pray so God can forgive our sins so we can be in fellowship with Him.

1 John 1:9

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

(Psalm 139:23-24).

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting” 

  1. Prayer of Vows: This is a prayer we pray when we want something from God and we promise to do a particular thing or fulfil a particular duty. This is a powerful prayer used in moving the hand of God to intervene powerfully and mightily in our situations. As Christians we are expected to fulfill our vows to God. 

1 Samuel 1:10

Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the lord.

1 Samuel 1:11

And she made this vow: “O  lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the lord, his hair will never be cut.”

30 Definitions of Prayer.

  1. Prayer is a tool of pulling down every strongholds of the enemy militating against the destiny of a man.
  2. Prayer is a mighty weapon in our spiritual arsenal in fighting the devil.
  3. Prayer is a way of establishing our victory and commanding power and authorities from the store realm.
  4. Prayer is a spiritual catalyst of all virtues of God in us.
  5. Prayer is a way of reaching into the heart of God and following His commandments.
  6. Prayer is a weapon in fighting all demonic forces waging war against us.
  7. Prayer is a tool in strengthening and empowering the Spirit Man in us.
  8. Prayer is a tool in calling for the mighty divine intervention of God upon our issues and situations.
  9. Prayer is a mighty weapon in pulling down every ancestral altars fighting our breakthrough.
  10. Prayer is a way we tender our petitions and heart desires to God for interventions.
  11. Prayer is a way of calling for the protection and provision of God upon our lives and endeavours.
  12. Prayer is a weapon of enforcing our breakthrough in life.
  13. Prayer is a weapon of silencing the voices of the devil and the wicked enemies fighting our destiny.
  14. Prayer is a mighty tool in keeping our lives under the dominance of God.
  15. Prayer is a weapon of ensuring our total deliverance from the grip of demonic forces.
  16. Prayer is a mighty weapon in militating against all enemies of progress.
  17. Prayer is a weapon of keeping our spiritual altar burning for God.
  18. Prayer is a tool and weapon of claiming all our spiritual blessings.
  19. Prayer is a weapon of ensuring the fulfilment of our glorious destiny and future.
  20. Prayer is a weapon of waging war against all strongman fighting our destiny.
  21. Prayer is a weapon of waging war against all stubborn enemies of our destiny.
  22. Prayer is a way of showing our heartfelt gratitude and Thanksgiving to God.
  23. Prayer is a weapon of ensuring our victory in all life endeavours.
  24. Prayer is a tool of keeping our life and heart in tune with God.
  25. Prayer is a way of keeping our mind and Spirit in contact with God.
  26. Prayer is a tool and weapon in strengthening our relationship with God.
  27. Prayer is a weapon in bringing alive and reality all spiritual promises and covenants.
  28. Prayer is a weapon used in strengthening our commitment to God.
  29. Prayer is a tool of showing our humility and obedience before God.
  30. Prayer is a weapon of ensuring the birth of all great virtues of God deposited into us for the fulfilment of our destiny.

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