This simple blog is devoted to the greatest privilege that man has ever been given; PRAYER.
Effective prayer begins with recognizing that you are entering into the very presence of God for the purpose of building relationship with Him. And relationships that work are built with praise, gratitude, honesty, trust, forgiveness and intimacy. In other words, they are motivated by love. Therefore, the way that you pray should reflect these same relational elements.
As you read through the following pages and study the various types of prayer, remember that your time with God is about relationship. Resist the temptation to become ritualistic and focus instead on your love for Him.
Praise and thanksgiving open our hearts and cause joy to well up in our spirits. The Word tells us that praise and thanksgiving are Kingdom keys that open the doors to His courts, allowing us to enter into His presence:
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name (Ps. 100:4).
As you enter into praise, meditate on the provision the Lord has made for you through the blood of Jesus. His blood allows you to walk today in the new covenant (see Hebrews 10:19; 12:24)
Excerpt from Chapter 3 (Types of Prayer) of “Becoming a Prayer Warrior” by Elizabeth Alves