- February 1, 2017
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What Should We Pray For?
- To glorify GOD’s name (St. Matthew 6:9).
- The desire to have fellowship with GOD, HIS word and HIS saints that motivates praying Psalm 42:1-2; 68:11; 50:5).
- For daily sustenance (St. Matthew 6:11).
- For strategic wisdom (James 1:5) to live in this world amidst unrighteous people.
- For deliverance in times of trials, tribulations and sufferings (Jonah 2:1-2; Psalm 20:1).
- For deliverance from fear and anxiety (Philippians 4:6-7).
- For GOD’s protection against enemies as in the past (Psalm 44: 1-3).
- For deliverance from guilt and guilt feelings (Psalm 32:5; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9).
- For everyone in authority (I Timothy 2:1-3).
- For spiritual growth (Ephesians 3:14-19; Colossians 1:9-11).
- For personal requirements such as purity of heart (Psalm 66: 18-19).
- For forgiving spirit (St. Matthew 6:14).
- For simplicity (St. Matthew 6:5-6).
- For unity of believers (St. Matthew 18:19-20).
- For tenacity in praying without losing heart (St. Luke 18:1-8).
- For humility and repentance (St. Luke 18:10-14).
- For importunity (St. Luke 11:5-8) in requesting the LORD.
- For physical deliverance of GOD’s people (Acts 12:5-12).
- For the salvation of unbelievers (Romans 10:1).
- For those who proclaim the gospel of GOD’s salvation (Psalm 96:2; St. Matthew 9:38; Acts 13:2-3).
- For boldness and courage in the proclamation of the gospel (Ephesians 6:18-19; Acts 4:29).
- For the physically sick and infirmed (James 5:14-16; Acts 28:8).
- To ensure that the ministry continues uninterrupted (Romans 15:30-31).
- To increase in the knowledge of GOD and HIS will (Colossians 1:9-10; Ephesians 1:17).
- For the power to comprehend the love of CHRIST (Ephesians 3:14-18).
- For strength and endurance (Ephesians 1:16, 19; Colossians 1:11).
- For the faith never to fail (St. Luke 22:32; St. Mark 9:24; Ephesians 3:14, 17).
- For deliverance from temptation (St. Matthew 6:13; 26:41).
- For power to do good works (Colossians 1:9-10) with the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 5:9).
- For protection from the evil one (St. Matthew 6:13).
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the HOLY GHOST (the HOLY SPIRIT), Keep yourselves in the love of GOD, looking for the mercy of our LORD JESUS CHRIST unto eternal life.”
Jude 20, 21
Prayer is an act of true and humble worship of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. By prayer we truly and humbly offer up praise and thanksgiving to GOD and present our requests before HIM.
“We should seek JESUS, for HE is our GOD.
We should pray to JESUS, for he intercedes for us.
We should know JESUS, for HE died and lives for us.
We should follow JESUS, for HE is leading us in HIS way.
We should praise JESUS, for HE is providing all for us.
We should love JESUS, for HE is calling us HIS children.
We should live in JESUS, for HE is our eternal life.
We should glorify JESUS, for HE is our great reward.”
Now, our purpose and plan must be JESUS; our intention and aim must be JESUS; our thought and everything must be JESUS, for HE is the giver of HIS kingdom, the kingdom of GOD to us. Persistent prayers bring GOD’s blessings abundantly. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
We should pray to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST for the removal of unbelief from us wholly, since unbelief blocks all our blessings of GOD (St. Mark 9:23-24). Since faith without works is dead (James 2:20), we should pray for faith with works (James 2:17). We should ask GOD in faith, with no doubting and without wavering (James 1:6-7; St. Matthew 21:22) and without double-mindedness (James 1:8). Without faith (belief) it is impossible to please GOD. So, he who comes to GOD must believe that HE is, and that HE is a glorious rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM (Hebrews 11:6). We must always glorify GOD with the works of our most holy faith, praying in the HOLY SPIRIT (Jude 20). Glory be to GOD!
– Sadhu. C. Selva Raj (Appa)