These forces are the perpetrators of all kinds of evil: Addiction, abuse, poverty and spiritual bondage run rampant through families, churches, cities and nations. What can believers do to battle these forces? They can pray. Not just any prayer: the prayer of petition, known throughout Christian history as the prayer that gets results.
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The definition of petition is to make a request. So when we come to God in petition we are asking him to do something - either for ourselves or others. The Apostle Paul mentions this word when he writes to the church in Philippi:- " Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. There is also a beautiful example of a prayer of petition further down this page.
When are hearts rest in this place we are more likely to be content and not be longing after the "next thing" in life. The three prayer examples on this page explore this approach.
Adoration reminds us that prayer is chiefly about relationship, about discovering and knowing the living God. Here there is a prayer of total surrender - mind, heart, dreams and soul to God, and the famous "Disturb us Lord" poem attributed to Sir Francis Drake.
This page offers two prayer examples - one for where worry is stress related, and another for when anxious thoughts are overwhelming us. You may also want to read our prayers for peace of mind as you surrender these fears to Christ. This page has two short prayers of illumination for these times in a church service. The second prayer designed as a daily prayer of blessing on finance, asking God for his provision and shelter.
This page has a simple prayer for a new work opportunity, and also a prayer for strength for when the time comes to start the new job. This page features two petitions - the first one is a request for a speedy recovery from recent ill health, the second is a more specific prayer for restoration from surgery.
If you currently have a friend who is sick, then there is also a page with three sample get well soon prayers appropriate for sending in a card or as a message. Here there is an excerpt from the famous prayer "St Patricks Breastplate", a prayer for protection when flying, and a short prayer for travelling. This page offers two sample prayers for when your dog is sick or dies, and can be used for cards or memorial services. An inspiring petition to love God more dearly, day by day:- "Adoration reminds us that prayer is chiefly about
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