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“Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples”.

This was the famous request of the disciples to the Lord Jesus Christ one day as He came down from the mountainside and settled down with them.

They recognized then what every Christian should know now, which is this:

Knowing how to pray is only one of the things you should know, though.

It is equally important to know what to pray about. That has as much bearing on the results as knowing how to pray, because what you pray for speaks to your motives and whether God would answer them or not.

Every Christian should strive to have a personal prayer life. Praying on your own and by yourself is probably more difficult than corporate prayer, which is in church or a group with other people beside yourself.

Yet it is the kind of prayer that makes for the best fellowship, more intimacy and deeper communication with God. Private prayer is irreplaceable in the life of the Christian.

Here are 10 prayer topics that every serious Christian should use in their private prayer and persist in until they see the results in their own lives.

1. Pray that God will help you to continually walk in love

 

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Every Christian should walk in love towards others.

 

Love is the fulfilling of God’s law in the New Testament.

Your maturity in God is determined by how much of God’s love is in you, and how much of it you walk in towards others.

As you grow in love, you are becoming fuller with the presence of God and your appreciation of God, others and your purpose in Christ change greatly. You become more like Christ as you walk in love.

I dare say this should be first among your prayer topics.

2. Pray that God will help you to walk by faith in His Word

 

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Living by faith is a must for every child of God.

 

The Bible does say it is impossible to please God without faith.

So it’s important for a child of God, not only to learn the message of faith in God, but also to make it a part of your daily life.

Faith in God will help you do what God says always. It is what brings you to the enjoyment of all that God has done for you in Christ Jesus.

3. Ask God to give you more and more grace

 

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God is the giver of all grace.

 

Grace is the beauty of God on the life of a man.

That beauty results in favour, blessings, advantage, and the power to do things that are beyond human ability and expect divine results.

Every Christian has been given the grace of God, but it’s important to grow in it, and to learn how not to frustrate it when it’s working for you.

Also Read: Prayer Missiles – Rev Stephen Wengam Launches Maiden Book for Personal Prayer

4. Ask God to grant you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in God’s Word

 

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The spirit of wisdom and revelation will help you know God better and walk closer with him.

 

Revelation refers to insight, knowledge into hidden things. To know God, it must be by revelation.

And He has given His Word for that purpose – that we would know Him through His Word.

The spirit of wisdom and revelation opens your eyes to see what others will not see about God, even though they also read the Bible.

It is the inspiration from God to understand His Word and act on it. It helps you understand the Scriptures and live it out practically. A prayer topic to take very seriously.

5. Pray that you will constantly experience the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

 

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The fellowship of the Spirit needs to be constantly with every believer.

 

God gave the Holy Spirit to the church, so He can lead us daily in our Christian walk.

The Holy Spirit brings the presence of God to you, so you know God is always with you.

Every Christian must know the Holy Spirit intimately in order to get the maximum benefits of His presence and ministry in their lives.

Also, daily communion and fellowship with the Holy Spirit will keep you in tune with God and always open to hearing His guidance for your life.

 

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6. Pray that God will give you compassion for the lost and the unsaved world

 

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Many do not know Jesus as the Lord of their lives. We need to have compassion on them and show them the way.

 

Jesus gave standing orders to the Church to go out and win the lost to Him.

That mandate requires that we have compassion for the lost and the unsaved, the hurt and the broken, the abused and the afflicted of this world.

Compassion is what will make us act. Compassion will make us go out and be a blessing to a hurting and dying world.

Knowing what to do is great, but compassion is that final push that moves you to action. It will make us determined to win the lost at any cost.

7. Ask God to help your deepen your commitment to His work in your local church

 

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Every believer must be committed to God in a local church to be effective for the Lord.

 

The Church is the global body of believers and we’re together as one.

Yet each believer meets in a smaller assembly of Christians. You need to be committed to a local church in order to be very effective for the Lord.

In a local church, you can be active and serve God in a specific capacity.

Any talents, gifts and callings on your life can be used in that local church for the benefit of all who worship there.

Also Read: Prayer Missiles – Rev Stephen Wengam Launches Maiden Book for Personal Prayer

8 . Pray for a better understanding of God’s will and divine purpose for your life

 

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Knowing God’s will is paramount to living a purposeful life for the Lord.

 

God has a plan for everyone. And in that plan, there are general directions to go, and there are specific things for each person to accomplish.

Every Christian must strive to know what these are and walk accordingly.

Knowing God’s will for your life will ease your choices and help you make useful decisions that will propel you in the right direction.

It will also help you avoid certain mistakes along your path to fulfilling God’s dream for your life.

Praying like this is good for any believer.

9. Ask God to strengthen your heart and help you to remain faithful when challenges arise

 

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A Christian must strive to follow God, no matter the circumstances that come his or her way.

 

Everyone who serves God is required to be faithful to his calling and God’s assignment.

In serving God and living a daily Christian life, there are challenges – challenges that may shake your faith or cause you to doubt the God who saved you and called you to Himself.

Always pray that God will strengthen your heart with His Word and through fellowship with His Spirit, so you can be fully persuaded that He is with you and nothing can drown you as you follow after Him.

When that happens, no matter what you face, you can win over adversity, trials, challenges or difficulties.

10. Pray that you will understand the personal authority given to you as a believer in Christ Jesus

 

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The Word of God gives the Christian authority to live above the powers of darkness and their influence.

 

The Christian life is spiritual. Much as most Christians want to serve God faithfully, there is a devil who works against all that God stands for.

However, the Word of God assures that we have authority in the Name of Jesus over the devil and all his works, strategies and tricks.

To live a victorious Christian life, it is crucial to understand that authority, how it functions and how to exercise it over the devil, circumstances and adverse situations, so you can be free from their influence and win in your walk with God.

These prayers will help you to grow as an all round Christian, ready and prepared to be a blessing to your world. Go for it!

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