What is prayer?

(Dean Schmucker) #1

I have many questions about prayer
What is it? Is prayer something we do, outside of normal routine? If so, how can we be commanded to pray without ceasing?
Is intercession prayer, or something else?

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The Power of Prayer?
(SeanO) #2

@manbooks You should start another thread and ask your questions with a bit more context so folks can give you feedback :slight_smile: Prayer is talking with God and takes place both during our daily routine and during times we set aside specifically to pray. Pray without ceasing does not mean to literally be praying all of the time, but to live life in an attitude of prayer with your heart turned towards the Lord in all that you do (per my understanding).

A classic way of thinking about prayer is ACTS, in which intercession would fall under supplication.

Adoration
Confession
Thanksgiving
Supplication

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