To enter into intercession we must have a
    heart that ... cares about the things God
    cares about.

    Source: Diocese of Olympia

    Is any one of you in trouble? Let him pray.
    Is any one in good heart? Let him sing
    praises. Is one of you ill? Let him send for
    the elders of the church to pray over him
    and anoint him with oil in the name of the
    Lord; the prayer offered in faith will heal
    the sick man, the Lord will restore him to
    health, and if he has committed sins they
    will be forgiven.James 5: 13-15

    Prayers for intercession and petition are an
    ancient Christian tradition. Prayers of
    intercession are part of every Episcopal
    service. Informal prayer groups are
    common in Episcopal and other Christian
    churches. The laying on of hands and
    anointing for healing of the sick is one of the
    oldest and richest sacraments of the
    Episcopal Church.

    Prayer is not an attempt to manipulate
    God. In our age of instant gratification, we
    need to be especially mindful of this fact....

    Prayer and the sacrament of healing offer
    ways to connect with God by opening our
    hearts to a healing love that makes us

    Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the
    weary, bless the dying, soothe the
    suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the
    joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.

    1. Prayer of Supplication

    A passionate zeal and hunger fuels the prayer of supplication.
    Jesus wants us to seek his riches. This is where the prayer of
    supplication comes in. It is a prayer that all Christians should
    regularly engage in. Ask God to give you a hunger to seek his face.
    Notice that in the above three scriptures people were seeking (or
    asked to seek) for something specific which meant a lot to them. Do
    you desire to know God's will for your life? The prayer of
    supplication can sometimes lead us into fasting. Nehemiah 1: 1-6

    2. Prayer of intercession

    *Genesis 18: 22 - 33 (Abraham) 1 Kings 18: 41 - 46 (Elijah) 2
    Kings 4: 32-36 (Elisha) Acts 12: 1 - 18 (The early church)

    To intercede means to plead or mediate on behalf of another
    person. Jesus is interceding for us (Hebrews 7: 25) so is the Holy
    Spirit praying for us and through us as we pray in the spirit.
    (Romans 8: 26 - 27).  When we take it upon ourselves to pray
    earnestly for other people, we enter into the realm of intercession.
    [If we ask] any thing according to his
    will, he heareth us: and if we know that
    he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we
    know that we have the petitions that
    we desired of him. 1 John 5:14,15

    The emphasis here is on God’s will, not
    our will. When we communicate with
    God, we don’t demand what we want,
    rather we discuss with him what he
    wants for us.  If we align our prayers to
    his will, he will listen; and we can be
    certain that if he listens, he will give us a
    definite answer. Start praying with

    There are many types of prayer, such as
    the prayer of thanksgiving and praise,
    prayer of faith, prayer of agreement, the
    prayer of supplication, and intercession,
    along with many others. In Ephesians 6,
    we are instructed to take the sword of
    the Spirit, which is the Word of God and
    pray at all times-on every occasion, in
    every season-in the Spirit, with all
    manner of prayer and entreaty (Eph 6:
    18).  In 1 Timothy 2, we are admonished
    and urged that petitions, prayers,
    intercessions and thanksgivings be
    offered on behalf of all men (1 Tim 2:1).  
    Prayer based upon the Word rises above
    the senses, contacts the Author of the
    Word and sets His spiritual laws into
    motion. Prayer is our responsibility!

    Source: The Prayer Center
Prayers, Song Prayers, Devotionals

    4. Prayer of agreement

    Genesis 11: 1-9, Matthew 18: 19-20, Exodus 17: 8-13, Psalm 133:
    1-3, Acts 4:23, Hebrews 10: 24-25

    The prayer of agreement is when two or more people come
    together and agree with one another and with the Word of God
    that something specific will be done. People that do not worship
    God or indeed worship satan, can also stand in agreement and see
    power released (Genesis 11: 1-9).

    God has given power and authority to the Church and when we
    stand together in unity we can see more of God's power released
    (Matthew 28: 16-20). Unity is standing together with one purpose,
    sharing a joint vision and trusting God's Word to be fulfilled. We
    need to appreciate the power of unity if we are to see God's power
    3. Prayer of faith

    Mark 11:12 - 14, Mark 11: 20 - 25, Luke 7: 1 - 10, James 5: 13 -
    18, Matthew 9: 18 - 26

    ...The prayer of faith is rooted in our confidence on God's Word.
    The woman with the issue of blood (Matthew 9) knew that
    touching Jesus would get her healed. Her faith gave her the
    strength to press through the crowd. When you are sure that what
    you are praying for is God's will the prayer of faith can be
    employed. Unforgiveness (Mark 11: 25) and doubt (James 1: 5-8)
    are the two greatest hindrances to the prayer of faith. Where the
    prayer of supplication is seeking God's will, the prayer of faith is
    knowing God's will, praying it and receiving it from Him.

    5. Prayer of praise and thanksgiving

    Psalm 100, Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 149:4-9, 1Thessalonians 5:15-19

    Praise and worship bring us into the presence of God. When we
    praise God in the midst of seemingly negative situations we are
    affirming our faith in Him. This pleases God and helps our faith.
    Praise and thanksgiving are powerful weapons to the believer. It
    destroys the hold of [evil]...  and unbelief over our life. Praise and
    thanksgiving in effect disarm the two most deadly weapons to our
    Christian walk; namely, unbelief and [evil].... These two things can
    manifest in many different ways. No wonder  the scriptures call
    praise a two-edged sword! (Ps.149: 4-9)
    We do respect all clearly enunciated,
    sincere, and peaceable expressions of
    faith. We welcome your contributions.
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