Everyone has a list that they are praying for. As a general rule, I find that most peoples lists are excellent. Pressing needs like healing or employment, unsaved friends, and loved ones are often on such lists.
But I would like to share with you what I pray about. No, this isn't a complete list, but I think you might find it helpful in your own prayer life.
I pray for wisdom. (James 1:5) Of course, I must pursue His knowledge if He is going to inspire me with wisdom. Therefore, I read His Word every day.
I pray for God's authority. (Matt. 28:18) I know that Jesus has all authority, and I know that all authority comes from God. (Romans) I cannot lead without His leadership in my life.
I pray for unsaved. (Acts 26:18) I pray that the Holy Spirit will convict them of their sins and that someone will show them the Good News about Jesus in a way that they will accept it. I pray that if I am that person that the Holy Spirit will help me.
I pray for my wife and daughter. God created marriage and family. It is important to Him. (Ex 20:12) I pray for their day, their health, their needs, that they will grow and become everything God created them to be.
I pray for faith. (Lk 17:5) The disciples asked Jesus for more faith, and Jesus said that it was good that they asked.
I pray for His favor. (Ps 90:17) Over the years, this has shifted from what I have wanted to what He wants. But I do ask for Him to bless what I put my hand to.
I pray for provision. (Phil. 4:19) For this to work, I know that I have to do a few things. I acknowledge that God provides for my every need, not me. I recognize that I must be a good steward of what He has given me. I also know that I must tithe and give from what He has blessed me with.
I pray for hope. (Jer 29:11) God has a plan for my life. I ask Him to give me hope for my day and my future.
I pray for against Satan's schemes devised against me, my family, and my church. (Eph 6:12) Satan is a liar who is bent on destroying God. Therefore, he is bent on destroying me and anything about my life that glorifies Him. Jesus already won the war; here is where I let Him fight my battles.
What do you pray for?
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to pray with greater wisdom and hope today. AMEN