The Prayer of Petition

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I exhort therefore,
that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercession, and giving of thanks,
be made for all men (1Timothy 2:1).

There’re different kinds of prayers, and one of them is the
prayer of petition. A petition is a solemn entreaty, a supplication or request
appealing to an authority, or an earnest or humble appeal for something or to
someone. The prayer of petition is one that is done with seriousness and
intensity. It’s heartfelt and earnest.

This kind of praying doesn’t just depend on the length of
the prayer, but on the intensity of the spirit. You can shake the whole world
in a few minutes with it. It’s one that is direct in purpose, zealous, fervent
and marked by a deep feeling of conviction as described for us in James 5:16(AMP):
“……..The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes
tremendous power available (dynamic in its working)”.

It’s not every kind of prayer that makes tremendous power
available, but the prayer of petition does, and that power is dynamic in its
working. In other word, it works like dynamite. The King James Version calls it
“effectual and fervent.” That means it burns like fire! We read in the
Amplified Version that it is “heartfelt and continued.” It’s heartfelt because it
touches your heart; it gets a hold of your emotions.’

Sometimes, people pray without emotions, as though they
don’t even understand the subject they’re praying about. But the prayer of
petition is involving. It gets your emotions, and sometimes you find yourself
crying when you pray like this. Such prayers are hard to shout; they’re called
supplications, that is, humble, earnest requests.

At such times, you’re so humble you go on your knees or
prostrate on the floor before the LORD. Nobody may even hear you, but you’re
pouring out your heart before The LORD. It’s not the kind of prayer where you
talk just for two minutes and stop. It’s earnest, heartfelt and continued.  Learn to pray like this often, for this kind
of prayer makes tremendous power available.


Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank You for teaching me to prayer earnest, heartfelt and continued prayers.
As I spend time to pray like this today, Your divine power is manifested,
changes are effected, and circumstances in my life are changed, in Jesus Christ
Name I pray! Amen!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!


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