I asked someone what they pray for, and they said "EVERYTHING!" On the surface, that is a good answer. But let's dive a little deeper.
Matthew 5:11 says, "Give us this day our daily bread." I've heard people tell me what their "daily bread" is. They need a new car, a bigger house, or they want to lose 5 pounds. Now I'm not discounting that these could be serious needs. But when you put that scripture in the whole context of the Lord's Prayer, you may want to rethink the "daily bread" thing.
Matthew 5 9 Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed (or holy) be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Worship God by recognizing that He is God, and you are not.
Recognize that His name is above ALL other names. Most specifically, yours.
Pray that heaven will come down to earth. Pray that the presence and power of heaven will occupy your life.
Submit your will to His will. What does He want you to pray about?
He wants you to pray for people who do not know Jesus yet. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move in their lives and that you will be a great witness of His love to them.
Honor your marriage and family by interceding for them.
Pray for those in need of healing or a miracle from God.
Ask God to help you help others believe in Him.
Rebuke Satan from interfering in your life and your church.
Pray for those in authority over you, that God will lead them and protect them.
Ask the Holy Spirit to empower you with His gifts and that you will produce the fruit of the Spirit.
Pray for relationships, marriage, and families that need healing.
Ask God for strategic wisdom that will lead your life into His purpose.
Pray for people who will come and work alongside you to build the Kingdom of God.
Ask for unity and harmony in your church, that your church will be a place of encouragement.
That God will help those serving Him in dangerous places and overseas ministries.
Pray that His hope will flow through your life.
Ask God to help you have a more excellent relationship with Him.
Pray for faith.
Our "daily bread" includes our needs, but it also consists of the Kingdom of God. The greatest prayer you will ever pray are the ones that come from a humble and selfless heart.
PRAY Dear Jesus, may I pray what You want me to pray about today. AMEN