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Prayer is Fellowship With God
by R Cecilia Askew
04/22/05
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It has been said, “Prayer is a necessity to man because he is incurably religious.”


Since the practice of prayer is not exclusive to Christians, I want it to be known that I am speaking about the topic of prayer as it relates to us as Christians. I will therefore be referring to the Bible and other Christian literature.

Prayer is made up of the following:

Communion
Adoration
Thanksgiving
Confession
Petition
Intercession
Submission

One’s attitude is paramount. Posture, correct grammar, place or time, do not make the ‘prayer’. What’s in your heart is what counts. God desires communion with us and we need the assurance of His friendship.


From the scriptures we are told that prayer will require several attributes such as:

[i] faith – Matthew 17:20, Hebrews 11:6,

[ii] that it is directed by the Holy Spirit – Jude 20,

[iii] in accordance with the will of God – 1st John 5:14-15,

[iv] in the name of Jesus, John 14:13, 15:16,

[v] that it is done by one who has confessed and renounced his or her sin[s] – Psalm 51, Isaiah 51:1-2,

[vi] that you have a forgiving heart – Matthew 6:14-15, and most importantly that prayer should be a part of the outward work of the redemption process – 1st Timothy 2:1-4.

As individuals we are responsible for our communication with God. We can avail ourselves of many instructions on prayer, but having done that, we must get on with the business of praying.


Every denomination has a pattern or style of prayer that can be of use to anyone who is serious about the ministry of prayer not only for his or her self but also for others. While researching on the Internet I came across something called the “ABC of prayer” and is a proponent of the ABC Prayer Crusade. Broken down it means A = Ask, B = Believe and C = Claim/Receive. It is based on Matthew 21:22, “if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask in prayer”.

I’m sure many of us remember the days of “name it and claim it”. The following scriptures also support this method of prayer: Matthew 7:7, John 15:16, John 14:12-14, and John 5:14-15. But does it mean however that we get exactly what we ask, believe and claim??? I believe that when we pray in this fashion we are exhibiting a trust that God will come through. What we must not forget however, is that He will answer us according to His purpose and plan for our lives.


Author: R. Cecilia Askew
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Mitzi Busby 22 Apr 2005
Cecilia, Amen! Prayer is communing with Daddy God. It is essential in the life of a growing Christian.




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