Maintenance Prayer vs. Frontline Prayer

Maintenance prayer meetings are short, mechanical and totally focused on physical needs inside the church or on personal needs of the people present. But frontline prayer has three basic traits:

  • a request for grace to confess sins and humble ourselves
  • a compassion and zeal for the flourishing of the church, and
  • a yearning to know God, to see His face, to see His glory.

Tim Keller, “Kingdom-centered Prayer,” Redeemer Report, January 2006.

(Note: Original share via email May 2012)

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