Earth to heaven prayer

All true prayer begins at the throne of God.

Earth to heaven prayer comes from realizing who God is and who we are. Luke 18:9-14, James 1:17-25

Four types of earth to heaven prayer

confession - our response to Godís holiness.

The Greek word homologeo means to speak the same thing, to assent, accord, or agree with. It means to see things as God sees them.

1 John 1:9
Psalms 66:16-20, 51:1-17
Hebrews 4:14-16

thanksgiving - our response to Godís goodness and mercy.

Psalms 116:12-13, 16-17
Philippians 4:6-7
1 Thessalonians 5:18

adoration - our response to the love and character of God.

Psalms 145:1-13
Psalms 34:1-3
Hebrews 13:15
Revelations 4 and 5

petition - our response to God as our real Father.

Jesus was confident that God heard His prayer. John 11:41-42

There is no confidence if our heart condemns us. Guilt from sin can hinder our faith. 1 John 3:19-24

John 13:27-30
John 15:7-8
Matthew 7:7-11
Hebrews 4:16
1 John 5:14-15