The Ingredients of Prayer IV: Supplication

We now come to the last ‘spiritual color’ or ingredient of prayers, Supplication. Supplication, according to Benjamin Palmer is a petition in relation to sin, so we ask for forgiveness, which is part of confession that we already looked at. In this blog, we define supplication as to ask, entreat, plead, and beg. To askContinue reading “The Ingredients of Prayer IV: Supplication”

The Ingredients of Prayer III: Thanksgiving

We have already learned that adoration and confession are important ingredients of prayer. We begin our prayer beholding the beauty of God. All prayers consist of praises to God, and humble acknowledgment of our sins. These are the ‘spiritual colors’ of our prayers, as Benjamin Palmer called it. Today, we will learn another one, thanksgiving.Continue reading “The Ingredients of Prayer III: Thanksgiving”

The Ingredients of Prayer II: Confession

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For IContinue reading “The Ingredients of Prayer II: Confession”

The Ingredients of Prayer I: Adoration

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.Matthew 6:9 ESV ADORATION is loving worship of God and verbal delighting in God. Prayer must begin with this. We adore Him for His immeasurable greatness and for the beauty of who He is. God’s glory is the chief and final end of ourContinue reading “The Ingredients of Prayer I: Adoration”