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”