Teach Us to Pray, Part 4

Petitionary Prayer
June 20, 2021 | By Caleb Baldwin

Most of us know that prayer is how we ask God for the things we want and need, both for ourselves and for others. But what’s the goal of asking for things in prayer? Is it just about God’s response, or is there more to asking than the answer we desire?


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Asking as a means of surrender.

Matthew 21:22
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.

John 14:13
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Asking as a means of love for others.

Matthew 5:44
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Luke 23:34
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Romans 8:34
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

Asking as a means of Kingdom intervention.

James 5:13-14, 16
“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up… The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

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