Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Prayer List Upgrade

Image result for prayer child     The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective!  James drops this motivating morsel at the end of his letter to Christians in trouble (James 5:16).  If prayer is such a potent force, why do we often feel as if we’re stuck in a rut uttering mindless repetition before the almighty Father?  Have no fear, scripture is here!  I encourage you to put this helpful list from scripture near your primary prayer place.  Whether it’s a kneeling bench, a closet, a bathroom, the office, or the car, posting this prayer list in a prominent location can help you pray for the same things early Christians did in a fresh and exciting way! Here are some things you can pray for starting today.

·   Pray that God would exalt His name in the world. – Matt 6:9
·   Pray that God would extend His kingdom in the world. – Matt 6:10
·   Pray that the gospel would speed ahead and be honored. – 2 Thess 3:1
·   Pray that God would give justice to His people in their cause. – Luke 18:7
·   Pray that God would save unbelievers. – Romans 10:1
·   Pray that God would direct the use of the Sword. – Eph 6:17-18
·   Pray for words to boldly proclaim the good news. – Eph 6:18-19
·   Pray for the healing of wounded brothers & sisters. – James 5:14-15
·   Pray that God would supply his troops with necessities. – Matt 6:11
·   Pray for God’s wisdom. – James 1:5
·   Pray that God would establish His leadership in the mission field. – Acts 14:23
·   Pray for unity and harmony in God’s Kingdom. – John 17:20-21
·   Pray for a knowledge of God’s will. – Colossians 1:9
·   Pray for power to comprehend the love of Christ. – Ephesians 3:14-19
·   Pray for strength and endurance. – Colossians 1:9-11
·   Pray for the forgiveness of your sins. – Matt 6:12

Other People to Pray for in the Bible
·   One another (Jam 5:16)
·   All people (1 Tim 2:1)
·   Friends (Job 42:10)
·   The Saints (Eph 6:18)
·   Governing Authorities (1 Tim 2:2)
·   Church Leaders (Heb 13:17-18)

“May He (God) give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed!” – Psalm 20:4