What to Pray About?
Pray about everything
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Workers for the harvest
Matthew 9:38So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.
Pray for each other
James 5:16 (NLT)Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT)I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
Pray for church leaders
1 Thessalonians 5:25 (NLT)Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us.
Ephesians 6:20 (NLT)I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.
Pray for those in authority
1 Timothy 2:2Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
Pray for yourself
Psalms 139:23 (NLT)Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Psalms 27:4 (NLT)The one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord ’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
Psalms 51:10 (NLT)Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Pray for all people
1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
Pray against the darkness
Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Pray for those that stand against you
Matthew 5:44 (NLT)But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
Luke 6:28 (NLT)Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.
Pray for healing
Psalms 30:2 (NLT)O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health.
James 5:13 (NLT)Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.