A prayer of supplication is a request to God. Philippians 4:6 tells us "not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." However, Kenneth Copeland advises us not to go into the prayer of supplication "without knowing what you want to say and how you want to say it." His advice is to prepare your prayer beforehand and make sure it is lined up with the word of God (scripture). Whatever your petition may be, find an instance of it in scripture. For example if your request is healing, then pray using the scriptures pertaining to healing.
Intercessory prayer involves praying for others and their needs. When we pray for others we unselfishly set aside our own concerns to pray on others' behalf. 1Timothy 2:1-5 urges us to pray for others, as it is pleasing to God:
"I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour."The most powerful prayers begin with praise and adoration. Praise is considered the highest form of prayer. This is because prayers of adoration and praise do not involve asking or seeking God for anything, the focus is all on Him - His majesty, glory, grace, mercy and love.
Prayer should be an integral part of our lives. God promised us in 1John 5:14-15 that when we ask for things that are according to His will, He will give us what we ask for. Prayer is not only how we communicate with God, but it is also the means of obtaining His solutions for the answers we seek.