“God please help me. I need a financial blessing. Please help me get a better job with good benefits. I ask your intervention in this situation in my neighborhood. I need encouragement and direction. I need healing in my body. God bless my family. Help me be a witness.”
Sound familiar? How about this one?
“God I ask you to open doors for the Gospel to be spread all over the world. I ask you for a mighty outpouring of your Spirit on all flesh. I ask that doors open in countries with no established works. I ask that you send laborers forth to the fields which are ripe for harvest. I pray for a spirit of giving on your people to finance the sending of missionaries. Let there be victory over Satan’s kingdom. Break yokes of bondage that have people bound. Reveal Yourself in a mighty way to those of other religions. Let the powers of darkness be overcome by Your light.”
Which of these prayers do you identify with most? For many, a majority of their prayers are all centered around themselves. There is nothing wrong with praying for our own needs, however, Jesus taught us a better way to pray when He said, "thy kingdom come, thy will be done..."
Please use these resources to help you pray bigger, and more effective prayers that affect your world!