Prayer is powerful. Prayer changes things. Therefore, there are some important things to pray for every day.
Not only is prayer a critical component for nourishing our relationship with God, but it is also the greatest weapon we have in our battle against our spiritual enemy. The devil is relentless in his fight to steal, kill and destroy the hope, joy, and peace we are meant to live in. We must be relentless in our attack against him.
The good news is that our fighting is from a place of victory! So we can pray confidently, specifically, and in full assurance of hope.
If you have read the book Fervent by Priscilla Shrier, you have probably seen this acronym:
P.R.A.Y.E.R – Prayer Releases All Your Eternal Resources
“Prayer is the portal that brings the power of heaven down to earth. It is kryptonite to the enemy and to all his ploys against you.” – Fervent, Priscilla Shirer
Important Things to Pray for Every Day
Therefore, if we really believe that prayer is as powerful as God says it is, then there are some important things that we need to pray for every day.
1. Your Home and Family Are Important Things to Pray For Every Day
but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15 NASB)
For many of us home is where much of life happens. As a Christian woman, I firmly believe that our most important ministry happens among those who we share a roof with. We need to be praying for our roles as mothers and wives.
I would also include the extended family that we are close to. Maybe you are a grandma who spends a lot of time with her grandchildren. Pray for them every day!
Pray for your marriage! This is absolutely one of the important things to pray for every day.
Marriage is one area where the enemy loves stirring up chaos. Marriage is the foundation of the family. Families are the foundation of the church. The church is the avenue God uses to advance His kingdom.
The enemy would love to sink his claws into Christian marriages in an attempt to cripple the kingdom from advancing.
Fortify your marriage with prayer!
2. The Requests of Others Are Important Things to Pray For Every Day
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers making requests… (Romans 1:9 NASB)
Prayer is one of the most powerful ways we can participate in supporting, building up, and serving the body of Christ. I have found it helpful to keep a list on my phone or a section in my journal to write down the prayer request from others. Many times these requests can be prayed for at the moment – in fact, I try to do this as often as possible.
3. Yourself and Your Anxious Thoughts Are Important Things to Pray For Every Day
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6 NASB)
What pressures are you under? As you go throughout your day, what anxious thoughts do you find your mind naturally drifting towards? These thoughts may point to the very area the enemy is targeting. These are all things we need to be laying at His feet.
So often our natural tendency is to just ponder our anxious thoughts. Instead, pray for things on your mind.
4. The World, Our Nation, and Its Leaders Are Important Things to Pray For Every Day
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men (1 Timothy 2:1 NASB)
The world is growing darker as the days press on. We must be interceding.
Pray for the people within your reach of influence who need Jesus. Ask the Lord how He would have you reach out to those people.
Pray for current events in our nation and around the world.
Beseech God to send laborers into the field.
Pray for government officials – that they would govern in accordance with righteousness. That they restrain evil and promote that which is good. In the current state of our nation pray that true corruption is revealed and that blinded eyes be opened to see it.
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NASB)
and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
Thanksgiving is God’s will for us, and thanksgiving connects us to and keeps our minds in the peace of God.
We live in a world obsessed with stress. When the world can witness gratitude in us, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances, it testifies to the hope and assurance of our faith. It testifies of the peace we have in Christ.
Therefore, when God’s people choose to walk in an attitude of gratitude, it brings glory to Him.
Thanksgiving sets us apart from the world.
Thanksgiving is an essential habit that I need to develop – that all of us, as Christian women, must develop.