10 things to pray for more often

10 things to pray for more often

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As a christian, what are the 10 things to pray for more often?

We pray for many things. Yes, God hears prayers. But are we praying for the right reasons and with the right requests? God in His Word still gives us the order of priorities.

Matthew 6-33 (KJV): “Seek first the Kingdom and the righteousness of God, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

Note that God doesn’t say seek the Kingdom first and other things later. He says that all other things will be given to us above, in abundance, beyond all expectations.

What is the reason? It is very simple: there is everything in the Kingdom of God, and His justice raises us to the rank of princes of the Kingdom, worthy heirs, and owners of everything.

What Grace! How does it come about that we are such an absorbing day in and day out by the things which by their nature belong to the abundant life of the Kingdom (peace, health, prosperity, glory, marriage, riches, etc.) while seeking them outside the Kingdom? 

Requests such as food, drink, clothing, work, marriage, and the like, when they make up 80% of our usual requests, just show a spiritual baby attitude. The Lord Jesus is even tougher on the matter.

Thus He states in Matthew 6:32 that “…all these things the heathen seek”. All things being equal, it’s true that the spiritual baby has a lot of pagan things about it. It’s not bad to be a spiritual baby. It’s all about stages in life, and so is faith.

But you don’t have to remain a baby all your life either. At some point, you have to accept to grow and mature.

No one wants to have a 40-year-old baby, and I bet the Lord doesn’t either.

Among the things that change when one decides to grow spiritually is this natural inclination for things above.

Here, then, are the kinds of requests that should come up more frequently in our moments of prayer. Below are the 10 topics to pray for more often.

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10 things to pray for more often

These subjects should occupy 80% of our prayer time. If you pray for one (01) hour a day, you should normally devote 48 minutes to these subjects or to the subjects inspired by these points.

1. Pray for the Holy Spirit.

For those who are not yet baptized or filled with it, it is a matter of longing after Him.

Acts 2-39 (KJV): “For the promise is to you, to your children, and to all that are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Likewise, for those who have already had the Grace to receive him, it is a question of praying so that his hold on our lives will continually increase.

May He fill us to overflowing and concretely direct our lives so that we manifest the character of worthy sons of God.

Romans 8-14 (KJV): “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 

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2. Pray for soul winning.

If there is a mission common to all redeemed, a mission that the Lord Jesus entrusted to us at the hour of His departure to heaven, it is this:

Matthew 28-19 (KJV) “Go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

If it is true that we are each invested in this mission in different ways, it is no less true that the winning of souls, whether one is an evangelist or a simple believer, is everyone’s business.

We are saved to be instruments of salvation in the hands of the Lord. Even if we are not all campaigning for soul-winning, we should all at least intercede for souls to be won to the Lord as often as possible.

Matthew 9:37-38 (KJV): “Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. “

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3. Pray for the revelation of The Word.

We must further pray for the revelation of God’s Word. We are saved by Grace through faith (Romans 10-10; Ephesians 2-8). It’s the truth. But we are not only saved from eternal death, we are saved from everything that held us captive, namely: sickness, barrenness, debt, sin, etc.

All of these things, we can overcome them all by the same Grace. Now, Grace is increased by knowledge, the Bible tells us. Better, it is written that the just will possess his inheritance by knowledge.

If, having become Christians, you do not pray for the revelation of the Word of God which provides this knowledge, you will have a most ordinary life, for this is the path to maturity.

4. Pray for intelligence and wisdom.

Romans 12-2 (KJV): “Do not conform to the present age, but be transformed by renewing your minds, that you may discern what is the will of God, which is good, pleasing and perfect”

James 1-5 (KJV): “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all simply and without reproach, and it will be given to him”

If there are things (as we have seen above) that God forbids us to seek, there are others, on the other hand, that He recommends us to ask for.

Intelligence and wisdom are among these. Indeed, without intelligence, not that of this world but that of God, it is impossible for us to discern the will of God.

Now, what is a Christian who cannot discern and do the will of our Lord? A Christian who will continue to live as a pagan in any case and will eventually become one, for good. Likewise, wisdom is one of the few things in the Bible that God is said to give to all simply and without reproach (the Word Of Life version says “generous, without reproach“). Just ask in faith. Judge for yourselves the importance of the latter for our Christian life.

5. Pray to be strengthened in the faith.

One of the signs of spiritual maturity is perseverance in faith, even in the face of trials, where most give up.

James 1-2 (KJV): “My brethren, regard as a cause of complete joy the various trials to which you may be exposed.”

Said like that, it’s very beautiful I admit. But only those who are really firm in their faith can take on this dimension.

Anyone who understands this like the Apostles (Luke 17-5), cannot help but pray that God will increase his faith. In reality, it is a question of longing for the gift of faith, which is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

6. Pray for spiritual gifts.

1 Corinthians 12-31 (KJV): “Aspire to the best gifts….”

Romans 1-11 (KJV): “For I desire to see you to impart to you some spiritual gift, that you may be established.”

To be established in the faith, we need spiritual gifts. This is why the Apostle Paul recommends that we long for the best gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1).

A Christian without spiritual gifts is a weak Christian who will not withstand the vicissitudes of the life of faith.

7. Pray for saints and servants of God.

An essential request but for which, paradoxically, we pray the least. Pray for the saints in general and for the servants of God in particular. However, the Bible recommends it to us on several occasions.

The Apostle Paul himself did not fail to solicit the prayerful support of the faithful. Indeed, it is not an easy work to be a servant of God.

Our shepherds are the ones who constantly bend their knees for us, even to the point of not having enough time to pray for themselves and their own families.

Moreover, they are the ones who most suffer the attacks of the evil one as it is written: strike the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter .. For this, therefore, they must have a special place in our moments of prayer, knowing that with this is attached a great blessing.

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV): “…and pray for all the saints.”

 

8. Pray for the thirst of the Lord.

The thirst for the Eternal is the trigger of everything. Those who thirst for God will seek to dwell in His presence. It will constantly be found in meditation on The Word and in prayer.

He who has been of the Eternal will not consider the fact of obeying God as a burden, quite the contrary. Moreover, he will not be asked to put himself at the service of the Lord. In short, the thirst for God is the secret of a blessed and fruitful spiritual life.

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9. Pray for sanctification.

Hebrews 12-14 (KJV): “Seek peace with all and sanctification, without which no one will see the Lord.”

All is Grace, yes. But all is not so Grace, after all. The Bible says that without sanctification, no one will see the Lord. It’s so clear that sometimes it worries me. Fortunately, it is not a question of achieving this by one’s own strength but by this supernatural capacity that the Holy Spirit communicates to us.

This is why we must pray as often as possible for the Lord to grant us the Grace of sanctification, at least for those who want to see God one day.

10. Pray to complete the race.

The end of a thing is better than its beginning. The Bible teaches us; thus, the end of this article is better than all that preceded it.

This is the most important subject of our prayer times. Pray to complete the race victoriously and receive the crown of righteousness. It’s not all about getting off to a good start. Still need to finish the race.

What would be the use if not to perform miracles, evangelize to the crowds, and fill the courts of heaven, etc., if you yourself are rejected on the last day?