What is prayer and why do you pray?

Prayer is a passion:

The passion of your heart will come true in your prayer. The apostles had a passion for Jesus, saying: “But we will persevere in prayer and the ministry of the Word.” [Acts. 6: 4].


Paul prayed day and night for his fellow believers because he had a passion for them. He did not regard it as a religious obligation, but as the sincere desire of his heart. Your prayer life tells you a lot about your heartfeltness!

What did Paul pray for?

Rom. 1: 8-12 Prayer & Praise statement

Rom. 15: 5-7 Instructions in prayer

Rom. 15:13 Prayer in Hope

Rom. 15:33 Prayer for Peace

Rom. 16: 25-27 Prayer for Insight


1 Cor. 1: 4-7 Prayer for weaker believers

2 Cor. 1: 3-5 Prayer for those in times of tribulation

2 Cor. 12: 7-10 Prayer for Kindness and Myself

2 Cor. 13:14 Prayer for blessings


Eph. 1: 3 Prayer for Gratitude

Eph. 1: 15-17 Prayer for Faith and Knowledge

Eph. 1:18 Prayer for Understanding

Eph. 1: 19-20 Prayer for Spiritual Appreciation

Eph. 1:20 Prayer for the grace of Christ’s victory

Eph. 1: 20-23 Prayer for worship

Eph. 3: 14-16 Prayer for Inner Power

Eph. 3:17 Prayer for Christ-centeredness

Eph. 3: 18-21 Scope of God’s Love

Eph. 3: 20-21 Prayer for Praise

Phil. 1: 8-10 Prayer for Transparent Love

Phil. 1:11 Prayer for the fruit of righteousness


COL. 1: 9-10 Prayer for Worthy Walk

COL. 1: 11-12 Prayer for endurance

COL. 1: 11-16 Prayer for Joy and Gratitude


1 Thes. 3: 11-13 Prayer for brotherly love

1 Thes. 5: 23-24 Prayer for the sanctification of young Saints

2 Thes. 1: 11-12 Prayer of Perseverance in Grace: Need & Opportunity

2 Thes. 1: 11-12 Prayer of Perseverance in Grace: Request & Completion

2 Thes. 2: 16-17 Prayer for Encouragement & Stability

2 Thes. 3: 5 Prayer for the Love of God

2 Thes. 3: 5 Prayer for patience


1 Tim. 1:17 Prayer for worship / glorification

1 Tim. 6: 15-16 Prayer for glorification


Phil. 4: 6 Paul’s prayer for Philemon.

You can apply the following quotes in your prayer life:

“Prayer is acknowledgment to God; A sense of His greatness and goodness; to truly experience it so that it can bring us to a change of heart with regard to our true position of privilege and disposition so that we can grow in mercy and grow in godliness to glorify Him as our Father.


“Let us labor so that our lives can affect others, that they can see Christ in us and also want to experience His wonderful grace.


“Let us really consciously acknowledge His work in our lives, but let us also allow Him to work through us so that God can be glorified – by our gratitude and thanksgiving”