“But all things should be done with regard to decency and propriety and in an orderly fashion”…….. I Cor. 14:40
1) Pray for forgiveness - Matt. 6:9-13
“Pray, therefore like this: Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven (left, remitted, and let go of the
debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors. And lead (bring) us into temptation, but deliver us from the
evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
2) Pray for the sick - James 5:13-16
“ Is there among you sick? He should call in the church elders ( the spiritual guides) And they should pray over him, anointing
him with oil in the Lord’s Name”
3) Pray for all men (in authority) - 1 Tim 2:1-4
“First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessors, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men.
For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that (outwardly) we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life (and inwardly) a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way. For such (praying) is good and right, and it is pleasing and acceptable to God our Saviour”
4) Pray for a longer life- yourself, family , family of God, friends -
“In those days King Hezekiah of Judah became ill and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came to him and said, Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live (11Kings 20:1-11, 11 Chronicles 32:24-26) The Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. And said, Remember (earnestly) now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in faithfulness and in truth, with a whole heart (absolutely devoted to you) and have done what is good in Your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then came the world of the Lord to Isaiah, saying. Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold I will add to your life fifteen years.
5) Pray for safety over others - Daniel 6: 18-23
“Then the king went to his palace and passed the night fasting, neither were instruments of music or dancing girls brought before him: and his sleep fled from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. And when he came to the den and to Daniel, he cried out in a voice of anguish. The king said to Daniel, O Daniel servant of the Living God, Whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions? Then Daniel said to the king, O king live forever!
My God has sent His angel an d has shut the lions” mouths so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent and blameless before Him; and also before you, O king ( as you very well know) I have done no harm or wrong 111 Tim 4:17…
6) Pray for wisdom and understanding - 1 Kings 3:5-6; James 1:5
“ In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night. And God said. Ask what shall I give you.
Solomon said. You have shown to Your servant David my father great mercy and loving-kindness, according as he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and uprightness of heart with You: and You have kept for him this great kindness
And steadfast love, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant kings instead of David my father, and I am but a lad in wisdom and experience): I know not how to go out (begin) or come in (finish)..Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people who cannot be counted for multitude. So give Your servant and understanding mind and hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people? ( James 1:5)
7) Pray for clothing, shelter and food - Matt 6:25-34
“Therefore I tell you, stop being “perpetually uneasy ( anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater (in quality) than food, and the body (far above and more excellent than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life? (Ps39: 5-7) And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow: the neither toil nor spin. Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence ( excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like of the these ( 1 Kings 10:4-7) But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore, do not worry and be anxious saying. What are we going to have to wear? For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. But seek (aim at strive after) first of all HIS KINGDOM and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. (His way of doing and being right) and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
8) Pray for a prosperous Journey - Rom 1:10
“I keep pleading that somehow by God’s will I may now at last prosper and come to you”
9) Pray for every Christian to make perfect in Christ Jesus - Col. 1:28
“ Him we preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone and instructing everyone in all wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) that we may present every person mature full-grown, fully initiated, complete.
And perfect) in Christ (the Annointed One)
10) Pray for those over you in the church - 1 Tim 5:17
“Let the elders who perform the duty of their office well be considered doubly worthy of honor ( and of adequate financial support) especially those who labor faithfully in preaching and teaching”