An often neglected part of personal and corporate prayer is “frontline” praying. Do you include this in your communion with God? The prayers of the Psalms are covered with this type of praying, yet we often neglect it.
“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) a request for grace to confess sins and humble ourselves, b) a compassion and zeal for the flourishing of the church, and c) a yearning to know God, to see his face, to see his glory.”
Tim Keller, “Kingdom-centered Prayer,”