Some things to pray for daily

I have come to realise how important my daily prayer life is and that it is too easy to rock up to God with a daily list of random requests.

So here are some of the must-haves in my prayer diary:

  1. Honoring and glorifying God.  I am reminded of the Lord’s prayer and the first request- “Honoured be your name”  Matthew 6
  2. Being thankful –  1 Thessalonians 5:18   – I question if you have a genuine relationship with someone who only hears your list of wants and needs
  3. Pray that God would lead me by His Spirit and lead me in righteousness and protect me from temptation.  Romans 8:14
  4. Pray for forgiveness
  5. Pray for specific needs
  6. Pray for my wife
  7. Pray for my children/family
  8. Pray for the salvation of unsaved friends and that God might open a door of witness
  9. Pray that God would use me and the gifts he has given me
  10. Pray for the men in the Men’s group I attend
  11. Pray to understand more of the Word
  12. That I would be ready for when Christ returns.  This is important even if He never returns in my lifetime.  I think of the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. Half of them were not ready.  The apostle Peter writes of  the importance of being ready in 2 Peter 3
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Diego Segreto
7 months ago

Agree!!

Sam
7 months ago

Point 12 is a challenge, something I’ve never thought of doing before. To pray to be ready for the day is also to realign our belief and the result is our behaviour, that we “become accountable” to ourselves to ‘Be Ready’.

This is really good and practical!

Thanks!

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