- to make a humble entreaty; especially – to pray to God
- to ask humbly and earnestly of
- to ask for earnestly and humbly
- F aith
- A doration
- C onfession
- T hanksgiving
- S UPPLICATION
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. – Colossians 4:12
In the Old Testament, words translated Supplication have the meaning of:
- A cry for mercy, prayer;
- To “incline,” to “be favorably disposed”; and then to implore favor, to entreat.
In the New Testament, words translated Petition (literally, “asking”) and Prayer are used for:
- Requests addressed by men to God;
- Any pious address to God;
- The asking of favor in some special necessity;
- Presentation of desires and wishes to God.
(New Unger’s Bible Dictionary)
This leads us to the portion of our Prayer Journal where you provide the input. “Prayer” is synonymous with “petition.” The on-line Prayer Journal (currently under construction, but pray that we will soon have it completed and on-line!) provided on this web site allows you to add your personal prayer petitions as well as prayer partners with whom and for whom you pray. You alone have access to the prayer requests and prayer partners you add to your personal Prayer Journal (thus the login feature).
Do you wonder if God answers prayer, especially your prayers? Then start praying fervently, and record your prayer requests, being observant to how God answers those prayers. Sometimes He says “Yes”, sometimes “No”, and sometimes “Wait.” But like a good parent, God always and only gives what is best for us. So get about the business of knowing your Heavenly Father through time spent in prayer.
Our prayer for you is that this on-line Prayer Journal will become your prayer power tool that helps you to grow closer to God than you ever dreamed possible in this life. And in so doing, you will undoubtedly have a positive spiritual influence on those around you and, most importantly, become a friend of God.
Concerning the subject of prayer, we are told that it should be secret and sincere. Many an unknown saint of God will be revealed at the judgment seat of Christ as a real person of prayer. Prayer should be marked by sincerity and simplicity. (From Dr. J. Vernon McGee’s Thru The Bible)
Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today… – 1 Kings 8:28
Have respect therefore to the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and the prayer which thy servant prayeth before thee… – 2 Chronicles 6:19
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping. The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer. Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly. – Psalm 6:8-10
I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them. – Psalms 34:4-7
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. – Psalm 107:13
I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. The pains of death surrounded me, And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!” Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. – Psalm 116:1-6
The LORD is near all who call out to Him, all who call out to Him with integrity. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry for help and saves them. – Psalm 145:18-19
When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. – Matthew 6:5-6