If You Will
Oh yes! This is good!
More 1 Timothy 2:1
First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, source
Petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving.
Strong’s was helpful.
Petitions: Asking, begging, if you please, for such things as we need and lack. If you will consider this with me, perhaps it is akin to when we sign a petition to support a change we believe needs to be. So, could it be when we petition GOD we are saying we are willing to work with You LORD for this change we are petitioning? This helps me. I hope it does you.
Prayers: That was easy. Addressing GOD. Talking, conversing with GOD. Speaking and listening to GOD; that’s prayer.
Intercessions: Now, this one! A falling in with
Is it just me or are you tracking this with me?
A coming together; to visit. A falling in with.
Could we consider that Intercession is a prayer that says, “Father, I’d like to visit with YOU about this matter for my sister, for my brother, for my friend, for a stranger I saw on the street?
This encourages me. I hope it does you too.
Thanksgiving: Giving thanks, mindful of favors, grateful, thankful
Just as we expected, right? Do you like: mindful of favors? Does that say to you as it does to me in prayer we can and should be mindful of the abundant favor GOD has lavished upon us? Me too!