Revelation 4:7 (NIV)
The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.
- The lion is the guardian, observant and alert to threats, praying for protection
- The ox does the daily work of prayer, going down the list of requests and covering the immediate needs
- The human feels great compassion and prays into the deepest needs of others
- The eagle looks beyond the horizon, seeing and praying into a vision for the future
(this post is taken from the Foundation Study on Ephesians, Powerful Prayer)