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The Bible encourages us as Christians to devote ourselves to prayer (Col. 4:2). Prayer can be defined as a solemn request for help or an expression of thanks addressed to God; it is also defined as the means by which we communicate with God. Often times people ask the question, “What to pray for?” You see, you can pray for anything you want to pray for but the only prayer that yields results is the one that’s in line with God’s will. (1 Jn. 5:14 -15) God loves you so much and will answer your prayers based on His infinite wisdom.

“What to pray for?” is an important question that needs to be answered astutely if we are to have an effective and efficient prayer life.

Below is a list of things that every Christian ought to pray for as often as they can if not daily. Each item in the list has a scriptural reference(s) and this list will be more beneficial if we read the Scriptural references:

  • Pray for God to reveal anything in your life that will hinder your communication with Him. (Is. 59:1)
  • Pray for God to fill you with the knowledge of His will for every area of your life. (Col. 1:9)
  • Pray that God will give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better. (Eph. 1:17)
  • Pray for Christ to be fully formed in you. (Gal. 4:19)
  • Pray for God to enlighten you, so that you will be able to know all that is available to you in Christ. (Eph. 1:18-19.)
  • Pray for God to enable you to share your faith actively, fearlessly and lovingly. (Eph. 6:19; Philemon 1:6)
  • Pray for deliverance from the wicked and evil one. (2Thes. 3:2)
  • Pray for God’s gracious favor over your life, your family and loved ones. (2 Cor. 1:11.)

The list above doesn’t have all there is to pray for and there is no one list that can do that. However, it provides a list that consists of items that fit God’s will for all His Children. Each individual may have needs that are unique to them – bring that need – whatever it is before God and He will surely meet you at the point of your need according to His perfect will and plan for your life.

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