Prayer is our way of directly communicating with God Himself and contrary to traditional beliefs, God is a God of order and according to the Biblical text, there are specific rules of engagement in approaching Him. There are basically six forms or types of prayer. They all have specific ways they address needs, which means contrary to popular belief, God has set rules or if that word offends ones sensibilities, let’s say, guidelines to communicating with Him, ways of making these prayers function more effectively.