Prayer Patterns 3
The Prayer of Petition
At this point in our private prayer time we ask God for anything and everything He has placed upon our heart .Here we petition God for our personal needs and call upon him with the hidden secrets of our hearts.
The Prayer of Communion.
This the prayer that goes beyond mere words where we are still for a while with an open Bible and listen to that “still samll voice” speaking to our hearts by His Spirit and through His word. Be still…and listen. He said “My sheep hear my voice and they follow me” Do not rush from the place of prayer. Listen to His voice.
God answers prayers. Always. Sometimes His answer is direct. That is, we pray and directly see the answer to our prayers. At other times it is delayed. Just because we have not seen the answer yet does not mean we are not in a bit of holden pattern before the answer comes. There are times when the answer is different. God answers our prayers all right but in a different way than we had anticipated. And then, there are times when it is denied. In other words, God sometimes answers by saying, “No.” But it is always for our ultimate good and for His own glory.