Originally published Monday, 02 February 2015.
In this life, I most often feel like I am not measuring up. Like I have not given enough to the poor, have not kept first things first, I've said something I shouldn't have, or misused my time. Do you feel that way too?
This leads me to the topic of prayer. Have I prayed about everything? The answer is a decisive no. I have prayed about many things, but everything is certainly not many things.
Most of the bad choices that I have made, or tend to make regularly, could be prevented with a right attitude which accompanies time spent in prayer.
Praise, confession, and petition are integral to righting my attitude between myself, God, and man.
Below are seven things that you can pray about right now that will refocus our worries, doubts, misappropriated attentions, and energies to God and His will.
- Pray for wisdom.
- One home-front need.
- One news related story.
- One mission, pastor, or person in your church.
- One goal or dream.
- One friend.
- The lost and poor in your community, state, nation, or world.
When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither at once?" And Jesus answered them. "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
Matthew 21:20-22, ESV
Today, let's right our attitude when it begins to stray by taking every little thing to God in prayer. Use this list of seven areas to help you structure your prayer time with God. Also, consider reading through these three other posts on prayer: