Everybody knows that they should pray, but very few actually take the time to do it! Most people pray when they are in trouble or when life fails to work out the way that they had planned. I think that one of the things that gets in the way of our praying on a regular basis is not knowing what to pray for. So, I thought that I would share a few suggestions to hopefully encourage us all to take some time today to pray!
Remember that prayer is conversation! Prayer is simply you talking and listening to God. In the same way that you would have a conversation with a friend, you can have a conversation with God. You have to learn to listen in a different way, but with a little practice – you will be hearing God in the Spirit in no time!
Pray For People! God loves people! God sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross, so that people might be able to have relationship with their Creator. Pray that your family, friends, neighbors and even enemies might get into this amazing relationship! If you have not gotten into this relationship, then pray and ask God to help you! If you need help getting into relationship with God, then drop me a line!
Pray Against The Enemy! Ask God to tear down the works of Satan. Pray that Satan’s thoughts will be taken “captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ!” Satan is at work all around us and one of the greatest weapons that we have against his evil schemes is prayer. Make sure that you are using this weapon and using it wisely!
Pray For The Holy Spirit! Ask for the Holy Spirits conviction of sin and leading into freedom. Ask the Spirit to help you hear, receive and become obedient to God’s Word, so that God’s will and purposes might be accomplished in and through you!
This is just a few of the things that you and I can and should be praying for! Take a few moments right now to have a little conversation with God – just share your heart. You will be surprised at what a difference it will make!