A Guide To Intercessory Prayer
by Rev. Richard W. LaFountain

Biblical Actions of Praying People

In praying we often adopt certain ways and stick into that pattern the rest of our lives. In studying the Word of God we find that prayer was not the passive event that we so often experience. The prayers and the pray-ers of the Bible were active in prayer.

A wonderful way to rejuvinate your Prayer Life is to begin exercising yourself in prayer as God intended. Take the Word seriously, not just the commands but the examples as well. Here are a few activities to practice as you pray.

  • Lay the thing before God
  • Write your prayer
  • Cry out loud
  • Move lips but no voice
  • Kneel, bow down
  • Lift up hands
  • Stand in His presence
  • Lay prostrate before Him
  • Lay hands on someone needy
  • Touch things you mention to God
  • Agree together with another
  • Walk around
  • Look up to heaven
  • Talk out loud to God (not to others)
  • Sing to the Lord
  • Raise a rod of authority
  • Put on a praise garment
  • Anoint with oil
  • Grab onto a promise (remind God)
  • Lay down on back
  • Curl up in fetal position on knees


  • Don't be in a hurry - WAITING on God is just that "waiting."
  • Drink deeply from the well of salvation - Read from a devotional guide.
  • Minister to the Lord - Sing a song to the Lord
  • Let God talk to you - Read the Word quietly
  • Wait on the Lord - Just be quiet.
  • Behold the Lord - Worship and praise the Lord
  • Believe God's promises - Arm yourself with God's might
  • Surrender yourself to Him - Give the Lord verbally all your body, hands, eyes, feet, lips, ears, E_V_E_R_Y_T_H_I_N_G ! ! !
  • Order your thoughts - Make your requests to God in an orderly way. Topic by topic limit the time you spend on one topic. Refuse to be scatter-brain
  • Be thank-filled - Cultivate a thankful mind. Literally give God thanks for every thing.