For What Shall I Pray?

... they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, ... they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God. Isaiah 58:2;
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus ... Hebrews 10:19

Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6



Ask God to reveal Himself and His word to you. (Matthew 11:27; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Philippians 3:15)

Ask God to guide you in prayer. (Psalm 122:6; Luke 11:1; Romans 8:26)

Ask God to reveal His kindness to you through the life, crucifixtion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Psalm 117:2; Ephesians 2:7; Titus 3:3-5)

Ask God to give you wisdom and discernment and guidance. (Matthew 7:7-11; Colossians 1:9; James 1:5)

Ask God to focus your prayers to bring Him glory. (John 5:23; Romans 8:26; Luke 6:28; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; 1 John 5:16)

Ask God to give you a fruitful marriage. (1 Samuel 1:27, Psalm 127:3, Psa 127:4-5 Jn 13:14-15, Romans 13:8, Ephesians 4:32, 5:21, Romans 14:17-19, 1 Jn 4:7, Jn 15:8)

Ask God for good for others. (John 14:13)

Ask God for help in matters. (2 Chronicles 20:4; James 4:3)

Ask God to help you serve others. (1 Corinthians 12:25; Galatians 5:13; James 1:27)

Ask God to aid missionaries and their support teams. (Romans 1:9; 10:14-15; 15:30; Colossians 4:8; 1 Corinthians 1:17-21; 4:17; 14:37; 15:1; 2 Corinthians 1:11; 8:4; Ephesians 6:18; )

Ask God to bless, strenghten, guide and direct your pastors and elders. (Ephesians 4:10-12; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Timothy 4:6; 5:17-18; Colossians 1:7 )

Ask God to give your children a tender, obedient heart that seeks salvation through Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:10; Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 10:24)

Ask God for His power to be revealed in the lives of those people He guides us to pray for. (Ephesians 3:19; 5:18; Philippians 1:11)

Ask God to align your heart with Him. (Matthew 21:22; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 3:17; 6:6; Colossians 3:22-23)

Ask God to cause you to yield to His purposes. (Romans 6:13; Hebrews 5:9)

Ask God to cause His people to reach out to their neighbor in loving helpful ways and to tell the Gospel message to them. (Romans 10:15; 15:2; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 2:10; 6:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; James 2:8; 4:17)

Ask God to cause His holy word to be translated into more languages for His purposes. (Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10; 16:15; Acts 14:7; 20:24; Romans 15:16; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 14:6)

Ask God to make churches spring up in dark places. (John 8:12; 12:46; Acts 14:23; 16:5; 26:17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 3:21; Colossians 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:14; )

Ask God to change your heart to be like Jesus Christ. (Psalm 145:8; 1 Peter 3:8; 1 John 3:17)

Ask God to see His purposes so you can join Him. (John 9:31; Ephesians 1:9; Hebrews 13:21)

Ask God for grace to resist temptations. (Psalm 141:4; Proverbs 3:1; 4:23; Romans 6:17)

Ask God for the privilege to suffer for His namesake. (Mark 10:37-39; Romans 8:17-18; Philippians 3:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:4; 1 Timothy 4:10; 2 Timothy 2:12; Hebrews 13:3; 1 Peter 1:4-6; 4:13)

Ask God for opportunities to tell others of His salvation through Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:31; 1 Corinthians 2:6-7, 13; 1 Peter 4:11)

Ask God that your life may bring Him glory. (1 Chronicles 29:12; 1 John 5:14-15; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 4:11)

Ask God that you may finish this earthly journey well. (2 Thessalonians 3:5; 1 John 3:22)




The Hour that Changes the World: A practical Prayer Model

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