How to Pray?
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel. . . . — Ephesians 6:18-19
A Prayer for each Day:-
Sunday:Pray for your Family - Take time to pray for each member of your family. This includes your own family, children, parents, grandparents, relatives, extended families. Give each member to the Lord. Pray that He draws them "ever one step close" wherever they are in their relationship with God. Be specific as you can as you pray that He will meet them at their point of need.
"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure." - Ephesians 1:5
Pray for your Church Family - Take time to pray for the members in your church, for the elders, ministers as they minister the word of God. Pray for all the families and children in the church. Pray for the church around the world. Pray that each and everyone in the Lord will stay firm in the word of God till the end and will be blessed to enter the kingdom of God. Pray that Gospel will be preached around the world as the most important standard.
"Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed." - 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Pray for the Homeless, needy, the less fortunate - Take time to pray for the physically and spiritually afflicted. Pray specifically for ministries that are reaching out to the helpless, hopeless, hurting and lost.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
Pray for your Community - Take time to pray for those around you, the groups you are in and pray for their needs and God will meet them at their points. Pray for those in your workplaces, school, sports team, neighbors etc. Pray for those who have not received Christ as their Savior, pray they will find Him.
"Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited." - Romans 12:16
"For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." - Romans 12:4-5
Pray for the Nation - Pray for those in authority. Pray they make wise decisions and God's will for that nation.
"Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor." - 1 Peter 2:17
"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God." - Romans 13:1
Pray for the World - Pray that God will use His people to help others "to know Christ and to make Him known."Pray for the persecuted church. Finally, pray for the advance of the Gospel everywhere.
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." - Matthew 24:14
Saturday: Pray for Personal Guidance - Finally, take time to pray for your own personal needs. Walk with God through every aspect of your life — your personal, family, work, community, and church aspects of your life. Say, "Speak whatever to me, Lord, I'm listening!"
"And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God." - Philippians 1:9-11
Indeed, prayer is the most important conversation of the day — with the Creator of the universe who is there, who cares, and who listens with an ear to respond both for His glory and for the good of people!
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