The Act of Prayer part 4 – What Ya Praying For?
“Go yea therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and, I am with you always, even into the end of the world. Amen.”
Since we now know “The How” of prayer, we will be looking at “The What” of prayer. What then do we pray about? We pray that the word of God will have free course (2 Thessalonians 3;1-2) , We pray for all men ,both believers and the unbelievers (1 timothy 2;1)(Ephesians 1:18-19), We pray for our fellow believers (Ephesians 6:18, Colossians 1:9-10, Philemon 1:4-6), We pray for ministers of the gospel, because they carry out the will of God (1 Thessalonians 5:25, Hebrews 13:20-21), and finally, we pray for ourselves, that we be edified, so as to stay aligned to the will of God, and to stay directed.
If you notice, prayer is not so much about the answer we receive from God as regarding our needs, because in reality, before you make a request for a need, God already knows, but it’s about the impact prayer has on your Spirit. That’s why what we pray for isn’t selfish, but geared mostly toward the building up of others, and in them, we are built up as well.
In conclusion, we pray for all including ourselves, that we grow in the knowledge of God and His will until we come to the perfect knowledge of who He is. So now we know exactly what we are meant to be praying for, and because we know these things now, we should carry out these instructions. We pray the right way now, glory to God!!!
I devote myself to prayer, prayer without season, praying constantly for both the saved and unsaved, that they be edified.
Author – Praise