Sometimes we find ourselves not knowing what to talk to God about. How can we pray for those we love or how do we know what we’re praying is what God desire for our lives and the lives of our family?
Prayer is a powerful tool. It enables us to communicate with God. When we pray, we do not need to bring a shopping list to God. God already knows what we need. A very powerful way to pray is to pray the scriptures.
“If we ask anything according to Gods Will, He hears us. And if we know that He Hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked for” 1 John 5: 14-15.
When we pray according to Gods Will, He must Hear us, and His Will must be done. This brings great confidence to us because we already know that our request will be granted. If we have faith and don’t doubt and we already possess the things we have not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1). When we pray through the Bible (God’s will and promises to us), our faith is renewed and invigorated, knowing that prayer enables the Holy Spirit to plant God’s Word deeper into our Spirit.
Below is an example of how we can pray the word of God, not just into and over our lives, but the lives of our families and friends. The brackets are where we have adjusted the text to make it personal:
(Dear Heavenly Father,) from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of (your) glorious riches (you) may strengthen (me/insert Name) with power through (your) Spirit in (my/insert Name) inner being, so that Christ may dwell in (my/insert Name) hearts through faith. And I pray that (I/insert Name), being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that (I/insert Name) may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
(To you) who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to (your) power that is at work within (me/Insert Name), to (you) be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.