Journal of Communication & Religion
A model of interpersonal Christian prayer (ICP) was created based on a review and synthesis of traditional and social scientific prayer literatures. The ICP model accounts for global theoretical constructs such as active and receptive types of prayer and includes a subcategory of receptive prayer called radically Divine communication. The ICP model describes prayer progressions, specifically the developmental and cyclical nature of prayer. A list of 12 research questions based on the ICP model are provided. Two specific suggestions for future research dealing with the relational quality of prayer and intercultural receptive types of prayer are outlined.
Original Publication Citation
Baesler, E. J. (1999). A model of interpersonal christian prayer. Journal of Communication & Religion, 22(1), 40-64.
Baesler, E. James, "A Model of Interpersonal Christian Prayer" (1999). Communication & Theatre Arts Faculty Publications. 8.