What To Pray For Each Day?

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What to pray for? When it comes to prayer, the possibilities are endless. It is a sacred opportunity to communicate with God, offering our gratitude and seeking guidance in every aspect of life. In this beautiful act of conversation, we can lay before Him our deepest concerns and fervent desires. We may find ourselves praying for the brave men and women who risk their lives daily – the fire rescue teams, police officers, and military personnel – asking for protection and strength in their noble endeavors. Our hearts overflow with intercession for our governments and nations, praying that wisdom prevails over decisions that will shape countless lives.

Jerusalem holds a special place in our prayers as we seek peace within its ancient walls. Missionaries venture into unknown territories spreading hope; pastors shepherd their flocks faithfully – both deserve our unwavering supplication for divine guidance on their paths. Family becomes an integral part of these conversations as we implore God’s blessings upon them, nurturing relationships built on love and trust. Healing becomes another plea as we ask for restoration from physical ailments or emotional wounds that hinder growth or happiness. Children are not forgotten either; they stand at the forefront of our prayers as we beseech safety, joy-filled futures brimming with opportunities yet undiscovered. Encouragement is offered up like fragrant incense when whispered words reach heaven’s ears—prayers laden with hope meant to uplift weary souls seeking solace amidst trials unforeseen. Pray, in its simple form, is simply talking to God in conversation and listening to what He has to say to us. Ask God to help you whatever you are dealing with, and also others, such as your family, friends, and strangers. ~ Bill Greguska

Matthew 6:9-13   “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,  your kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

Get Alone And Learn What You Need To Pray To God About?


“Unknown Confederate Soldier”

(Carefully Consider His Words)

“I asked God for strength that I might achieve.
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health and that I might do more incredible things.
I was given the infirmity that I might do better things.

I asked for riches that I might be happy with.
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power so that I might have the praise of men.
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy in life.
I was given life so hat I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for —- but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am among men, most richly blessed.”

What a penetrating prayer to ponder.




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It Is So Important To Know How To Pray! 

  • Prayer Promises – These Scriptures promise that He will hear your prayers and answer them. Reading these builds your confidence and your faith to believe.



  • Nations – All nations around the world are included in this prayer.


  • Jerusalem – A request from the Father Himself, He said, Pray for Jerusalem


  • Missionaries – All missionaries are included, but you can say their name specifically instead of missionaries if you know a missionary’s name.


  • Pastors – Personalize the prayer by saying his name instead of the word pastor. If you have a reverend or father in the Catholic church, you can use those words instead of the pastor.


  • Pastor’s Family – It’s important to pray for their family and the pastor because if the enemy can’t get to the pastor, he’ll focus on his family.


  • Church – Many problems relating to the churches and instances of strife and gossiping can be altered if you pray for your church.


  • Relationships – When you pray this prayer, you may see a gradual change in your partner, but what you see happening to yourself is the main difference.


  • Children – All children are included in the prayer. If you would like to pray for a specific child, just replacing the word children will personalize it.


  • Scriptures for Needs – Pray them daily to remind yourself that God will supply your needs and make a way where there is no way. These scriptures can build your faith to believe in all God has for you.


  • Healing – Read them every day, morning, noon, and night. You need to drench yourself in the Word of God.


  • Encouragement – These Scriptures will encourage you and build you up in your faith.



What Is Prayer?



When And How To You Talk With God?

We cannot spend all our time on our knees praying, but it is possible to have a sincere, prayerful attitude as you pray throughout your day.  God is always with you so you can talk to Him 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You do not have to be in a church to talk with God, and you do not have to sound religious to speak to God. You do not have to do anything but tell God what you are going through and ask how He can direct your steps.



How To Pray? What Does Prayer Mean In Your Life?

Prayer is a two-way conversation with God, although Christians pray for one another in group settings.
It is the most intimate relationship with the Creator of the world that you can have.
In prayer, your spirit and the Spirit of God are in connection with one another.
This can come with instruction, guidance, and suggestions for new areas to focus on in your prayers.



Is There A Set Formula About How To Pray?

God wants us to share our hearts’ concerns, fears, and desires. We need to talk to God as though we would speak with a close friend because that is what He wants to be to you and me. 
The Bible mentions much about prayer, including Jesus’ words on praying, which we refer to as “The Lord’s Prayer” from Matthew 6:9-13. There is a parable that Jesus shared with his disciples, which speaks directly to this topic of prayer.




Organize Your Prayer Time 

  1. In the first part, we should praise our Heavenly Father.
  2. Followed by intercession for the needs of others.
  3. Then, in prayers of petition, ask for your needs.
  4. All prayer should close with praise and thanksgiving to our Father, who, out of His love for us, provides answers to our prayers. Conclude prayer with some praise, like Jesus ended The Lord’s Prayer, saying, for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen” Matthew 6:9-13



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  1. Praise God for His blessings.
  2. Repent of any sin in your life.
  3. Ask God to help others in need.
  4. Yourself and your needs.

Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Romans 8:26 ESV 

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV 

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

James 1:5 ESV 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Romans 8:26-27 ESV 

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Matthew 9:38 ESV 

Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

1 John 1:9 ESV 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 5:16 ESV 

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Hebrews 7:25 ESV 

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV 

Pray without ceasing.






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