Praying To Get Results
There are different kinds of prayer, just as there are different games in sports, each with its own set of rules. Rules that apply to baseball do not apply to football. If you tried to use the same rules, you would get confused. Similarly, there are rules or spiritual laws that govern certain kinds of prayer but do not apply to other kinds of prayer.
We make a mistake by lumping together all kinds of prayer because if we take the rules that govern one kind of prayer and try to apply them to another kind of prayer, we won't see the desired results. As we look in God's Word to discover the kind of prayer that gets results, notice again our text, Ephesians 6:18. Moffatt's translation reads, "... praying ... with all manner of prayer. ..." Still another translation says, "Praying with all kinds of prayer.