Have you ever thought “oh, Lord I just don’t know what to pray for”. I have, there have been times when I was so exhausted, worried, upset that I just couldn’t think. I also have thought, “He knows what’s going on anyway so why pray?”. I could not have been more wrong! It is exactly during those times that we should pray. God sent the Holy Spirit to be our mediator and He will make known our petitions. So what should we pray about? Let’s look at what some specific scriptures that might help us. Part of every prayer should be Praise, praising God for His character and nature. The Psalms is a great place to find praises to God. The writer praised God in every circumstance he faced in life. Read the Psalms and watch for Praises to God. The scriptures also tell us to pray for others. We are to pray for those who rule over us, 1Tim 2:1-2, the lost, Romans 10:1, the sick, 3John 2, our enemies, Luke 6:27-28. He wants us to make requests Phil 4:6-7, and be thankful, Eph 5:20. Give Him thanks what He has done, is doing and will do. Pray for His will to be done, Matt 6:9-13 and forgiveness Matt 6:12. Oh dear one there is so much more. As you read your Bible look for the prayers of people, how they prayed and what they prayed for. Make a list I think you will be surprised.
I think we all have times when we question if God is really listening or hearing us. Scripture tells us that He is listening. Look at 1John5:14-15, Matt 7:7-11, 1Peter 5:7.
I pray that you will come to have complete confidence in knowing that He hears and He answers! Have a great week, Terenda