“The Spirit Helps Us Pray” by Robert L. Brandt and Zenas J. Bicket; Personal notes of Pastor Orleen Haseltine ©2012

A Prayer Primer: 14 Facets of Prayer we can learn and grow in.

How motivated am I to have a rich, full communicative relationship with Christ?

Am I skeptical about relational intimacy being real? Do I prefer performance over Being? Am I well studied and practiced at knowing how to pray, the purpose of prayer, and the power of prayer?

Luke 18:1 “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”


Definition of Praying:

Communication: The two way exchange of information and ideas between God and His people.

Daniel 9:3-6 , 20 People speaking to God. Acts 9:10-16 God and people in dialogue. Genesis 3 God speaking to His people.

In order to Recognizing and Acknowledging WHO Jesus is and WHAT Jesus does…I need to know Jesus.

A Prayer Primer:

1.) Adoration: Expressing our love and awe of God. ~  ATTITUDE & ACTION

*AWE, FEAR OF THE LORD, WORSHIP these concepts and words are found in scripture.

*Sets the tone of your prayer life. You cannot worship that which what you do not adore.

*Continually reminds us of WHOM we are praying to and WHY He is WORTH it.

2.) Communion: Intimate Fellowship or Rapport. ~ ATTITUDE & ACTION

The state of being the closest one can be to God. Intimate fellowship with God.

Exodus 25:22; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:1; 1 John 1:3

3.) Confession: The acknowledgement of a fact about oneself or another. (Disclose or Affirm) ~ ACTION

Foundational in our Salvation.

1 John 1:9- Disclose Romans 10:9-10 -Affirm Psalm 51:3-4 -Confess

4.) Contrition: Grieving over your sin or brokenness over action(s). ~ ATTITUDE

2 Chronicles 7:13-16; Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 57:15

5.) Entreaty: Ask, Beseech, Exhort, Intercede, Make supplication, Plead, Pray, Seek, Urge ~ ACTION

Especially in order to persuade. Romans 8:25-27; Exodus 8:8-9; James 3:17

6.) Intercession: ~ ACTION

“The act of one or more person, human or divine, making entreaty to God on behalf of another person or persons.”

Intense prayer on behalf of another. (Watching over them in prayer. Alert to any dangers. Bringing them before the throne of God.)

Isaiah 62:6; Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Timothy 2:1

7.) Mediation: “to focus on” “reflect on” “ponder over” ~ ACTION

Psalm 1:1-2; Psalm 63:5-6 ; 1 Timothy 4:15

“Meditation is talking within the mind.” Marvin R. Vincent

“The mind takes on the form of that which it concentrates on.” Richard Foster

8.) Petition: An earnest request. ~ ACTION

1 Samuel 1:17; Ezra 8:23;Philippians 4:6; Acts 23:15; Hebrews 5:7

9.) Praying in the Spirit: ~ ACTION

Praying that spring from the merging of the human spirit with the Holy Spirit issuing in a prayerful utterance in an unknown tongue.

Jude 20; Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15; Ephesians 6:18

“The Spirit Helps Us Pray” by Robert L. Brandt and Zenas J. Bicket; Personal notes of Pastor Orleen Haseltine ©2012

10.) Submission: ~ ATTITUDE

*A prerequisite to effective prayer.

*Accepting the authority (GOD’S WILL) and Lordship of the One being prayed to.

*Prayer BASED on God’s promises.

*Places the person praying under authority – human and divine.

Hebrews 13:17; 1 John 5:14-15; Matthew 8:5-13

11.) Supplication: Intercession, Petition, Strong Request  ~ ACTION

1 Kings 8:33-34; Psalm 30:8; Psalm 119:170; Zachariah 12:9-11; 2 Chronicles 6:24; 1 Timothy 2:1

12.) Thanksgiving: ~ ACTION

A public acknowledgement, or celebration, or divine goodness. And expression of gratitude.

Psalm 69:30; Philippians 4:6

Living Prayer

13.) Travail: ~ ACTION

Intense application of prayer to the point of inward agony and pain on behalf of spiritual pursuits, including the birthing and development of souls and ministries in the Kingdom of God.

*Toil that brings forth a response from God.

*Painful or laborious work or toil. Labor. Business. Misery. Trouble. Sorrow. Deliver.

*Earnest and Dedicated (TIME) prayer.

Galatians 4:19

14.) Worship: Reverence extended exclusively to God and the act of that expression.

ACTION: Serve. Bow down. Prostrate. Pay homage. Pay honor.

ATTITUDE: Reverent, Adoring, and Devotion extended to God in prayer. Fear.

Exodus 20:4; Psalm 29:2; John 4:23-24