Prayer style: what is it? Look in the Bible; you will find many prayers uttered by men and women who approached God in diverse and unique ways. Answer these six questions and discover your prayer style.
Select your answers below and find your prayer style.
PLEASE NOTE: When you answer the last question and see “Leave a Reply.” scroll to the top of the page and then begin scrolling down and you will see your prayer style. There will most likely be two styles listed.
At the end of your prayer styles, there is a link you can click on to see all six prayer styles.
You are facing a challenge, subsequently; you have decisions to make. Which statement do you relate to the most?
Pray and fast for three days before embarking on a challenge
Kneel in prayer, seeking God before the challenge
Talk to God about your fears in regards to the upcoming challenge
Ask God to enlighten you about what great things will come from accomplishing the challenge
Praise God for this opportunity. I love a challenge!
Before you embark on the challenge and each time you run into an obstacle, you lift a quick prayer for guidance and help.
God is speaking to you; furthermore, He’s asking you to take a leap of faith and do something dangerous, new, or exciting. Which statement is the most like you?
Start researching the details of this venture; thus, you are ready to obey.
Sit before the Lord quietly waiting to hear further commands
Ask God for more information
Your heart is joyful knowing that God is in control no matter where this venture leads
Seek God's direction for the best way to glorify Him through this venture
Step out in faith - praying for God's presence to be with you as you take each step.
You have an urgent need. Subsequently, you need guidance before acting. Which way most closely resembles the way you pray?
Take a weekend retreat; focusing your prayers solely on this need.
Ask God for blessings in this area of need.
Focus on the best way to approach God to meet this need.
Tell God exactly what your need is; knowing He will answer and that His will is best
Pray for the need; additionally, giving thanksgiving for the answer in advance.
Every time a circumstance brings this need to the forefront, you lift it in prayer.
Regardless, of who made the statement, which of the following quotes do you relate to the most? Likewise, choose those that stand out regarding your beliefs or the way you live your life. Keep in mind some are tongue-in-cheek.
"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today" Abraham Lincoln
"There's nobility in hard work, traditional values." D.B. Sweeney
"Knowledge may be power, but cake has great bargaining properties!" Julia Seitz
"Good things will happen today." Unknown
"There is plenty of television. There are plenty of talk shows. There are plenty of comedians. But there is not plenty of worship of the true and living God." Chuck Swindoll
"O Lord, you know how busy I must be this day; if I forget you, do not forget me..." Jacob Astley before a battle in 1642
Although you may agree with all the following quotes; choose the one that relates most to your prayer life.
"By failing to pray, accordingly, you are preparing to fail."
"Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God." Billy Graham
"The wonderful thing about God is He knows what we need to persuade us." Charles Swindoll
"In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises. Therefore, go immediately to His throne and say, ‘Do as you promised.’" Charles Spurgeon
"God will use whatever he wants to display his glory. Heavens and stars. History and nations. People and problems." Max Lucado
"…keep my mind turned toward God and ear inclined toward God throughout the day…” Max Lucado
Which Bible character’s circumstance and actions do you relate to the most? I paraphrased these passages; therefore, I also listed Scripture verses for your reference.
JOSEPH - Pharaoh needed dreams interpreted. Joseph told his earthly master that God was speaking and there were both good and bad times ahead. Subsequently, Joseph advised Pharaoh to find a smart and wise man and have him prepare Egypt for the upcoming famine. Hence Pharaoh chose Joseph. Genesis 41:28-46
DANIEL - Besieged Jerusalem caused Daniel’s exile to Babylon; however, Daniel stood on his convictions by remaining faithful to the Jewish laws of eating and prayer. God blessed his obedience; consequently, those in authority favored this young man. Therefore he succeeded in his new life. Daniel Chapter 1
GIDEON - Despite Gideon’s faith struggles, he was the fifth judge of Israel and listed in Hebrews Hall of Faith. (See Hebrews 11) God’s extraordinary patience showed when Gideon complained of low status and his inability to serve God effectively. Consequently, God answered Gideon’s questions and concerns; eventually, this timid man obeyed God with considerable success. Judges 6: 36-40
THE SUFFERING WOMAN - On his way to heal a little girl, curious crowds surrounded Jesus. However, there was a woman in the multitude of people whose faith was stronger than mere curious interest. She suffered twelve years from a debilitating illness and knew healing was possible by touching Jesus’ robe. Unlike many today, who profess to know Jesus, she understood His power. Therefore, Jesus commended her faith and told her to go in peace. Matthew 9: 20-22
DAVID - David’s Psalms are full of beauty and grace. From a young boy, David was passionate about his relationship with God; thus known as a “man after God’s heart.” In his Psalms, David includes praise, thankfulness, confession, and honest feelings; equally important; he expressed fear, depression, and vengeance. Psalm 145 sums it up, expressing God’s unequal greatness and, moreover, how He deserves our worship and praise.
NEHEMIAH – Although Nehemiah spent quality time with God, he was known for his quick, short, and to the point prayers. Whenever he had a problem to tackle, a request to make, or a job to accomplish, he prayed an “arrow” prayer before beginning. Ultimately, this man obeyed God and was honorable in all his dealings. Nehemiah 2: 1-6
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While most of us are a mixture of all five styles, your first two results indicate your preferred method. What is your dominant prayer style?
I marvel at the intrinsic power given to women by our Creator. Considered chattel in Biblical times, these women did not stand idly by while life rolled them over. Women have the ability to impact the world in a profound way. Even me. Even YOU. Even NOW.
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