What should I pray?

By Pastor Steven Cole

If you get tired of praying, "God bless so and so," here are some more specific requests, based on various Scriptures. Most of these come from Will Bruce, of OMF, but I have added and modified them a bit, including the biblical references. Pray that the person (family member, missionary, pastor, yourself, etc.)…

…will love God more fervently from the heart
(Matt. 22:37).
…will realize his present exalted position in Christ
(Eph. 1:17-2:6).
…will be filled with the Holy Spirit and walk in the Spirit
(Eph. 5:18; Gal. 5:16).
…will be regular and systematic in reading, studying, and memorizing the Word
(Ps. 119).
…will have the mind of Christ
(1 Cor. 2:15-16).
…will grow daily in Christlike maturity, developing the fruit of the Holy Spirit
(Gal. 5:22-23; Col. 1:28).
…will appropriate the full armor of God
(Eph. 6:10-20).
…will be alert to Satan’s strategies
(2 Cor. 2:11).
…will not love the world system
(1 John 2:15-17).
…will have a spirit of brokenness and humility
(Phil. 2:1-8).
…will have a servant’s heart
(John 13:1-17).
…will build a godly family
(Eph. 5:22-6:4).
…will become an effective prayer warrior
(Col. 1:9; 4:12).
…will know God’s hand on him in physical and material things
(3 John 2-3; Phil. 4:19).
…will be a faithful steward of all that God entrusts to him
(1 Cor. 4:1-2; Matt. 25:14-30).
…will learn to praise the Lord
(Ps. 103; 150).
…will live in prayerful worship
(John 4:24; Phil. 3:3).
…will love fellow Christians from the heart
(Rom. 12:9-13; 1 Pet. 1:22; 4:8).
…will reach out to the lost
(1 Cor. 9:19-23).
…will learn about, pray for, and give to the cause of world missions
(Matt. 28:18-20; Hab. 2:14).


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