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Do You Have a Worldview in Prayer?

A great deal of the prayer life of the typical believer is spent in prayer that is focused on self. “God bless me, my family, my health, my bank account, my happiness and my job.”  Certainly God can and does bless us in all these areas and more, but when this is the exclusive focus of our prayers, it reflects that we have lost sight of some very valuable targets of prayer.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ taught His disciples to pray “Your kingdom Come,” and to “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:10 & 33)

Kingdom focused prayer’s end in not my success and happiness, but the building of God’s kingdom and the power of His righteousness in the lives of His children. Jesus said “this type of prayer” would produce God’s adding to us “all these things.”
Take time this week to pray for something beyond your immediate world.  Pray for nations. Pray for missionaries.(and missionary kids) Pray for the human trafficking problem plaguing the world. (it is likely that those being abused do not have a mom or dad to pray for them) Pray for laborers for the harvest. (both in your state and abroad) Pray for the 10/40 Window. (the most populated, yet least evangelized area of the world)  Pause and ask God to place on your heart what He would like for you to pray about. He will show you.  He’s just waiting for you to ask Him.
May God bless you as you cover the world in prayer.
Lisa Marshall