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.
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