Question of the Day

Question of the Day

When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had question too - lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequent asked questions by people like you - people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often.

January 31

Q: What are the different kinds of prayer?

A: Whatever kind of prayer you pray, it is simply communicating with God. It’s an opportunity to talk with God, share your heart and desires with Him and to have Him answer. It’s not complicated. It’s essentially very simple because what is most important is that your prayers be open and heartfelt.

Deepening your understanding of prayer is not to make it more complicated, but simply to increase your awareness of the different functions prayer can serve. Below are the main kinds of prayer mentioned in Scripture:

  1. The prayer of agreement is when you pray with someone else and it increases the power of your authority at least tenfold (Matthew 18:19).
  2. The prayer of commitment is casting your cares over on the Lord (1 Peter 5:7).
  3. The prayer of faith can heal your body (James 5:14-15).
  4. Simply giving thanks to the Lord is the prayer of thanksgiving (Ephesians 5:20).
  5. Praying for the lost to be saved is the prayer of intercession (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

Prayer is a powerful thing and God wants you to walk in the fullness of it. For further teaching on this subject, we recommend Brother Copeland’s book entitled Prayer—Your Foundation for Success. In this book, he goes into detail on the various kinds of prayer and how to use them. You’ll also find many teachings on prayer in the Real Help section of our website.