Consider the Privileges God has Bestowed on you to Pray and use them. GOD WANTS you to Pray and to be ever in an attitude of prayer…always ready to turn every circumstance into an opportunity to Praise Him, Thank Him, Request of Him, Intercede before Him on behalf of others. For years when I hear an ambulance or fire brigade siren I have tried t immediately turn that sound into an opportunity to PRAY TO GOD for those involved…and at times I have seen my little children follow suit…”PRAY about EVERYTHING”-Phil 4:6 tells us. There is nothing too small, too big in your life that God does not want you to be able to bring to Him. Aren’t you glad God has afforded you this GREAT PRIVILEGE.
WHO CAN YOU USE YOUR PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR?
1.- PRAY FOR THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY-
1 Tim 2:1 –
“FIST of all, then, I Urge that entreaties and PRAYERS, petitions and Thanksgivings, Be made on BEHALF OF ALL MEN, for kings and ALL Who are in AUTHORITY…
The SCRIPTURE SPEAKS TO US OF
A.- Those in Civil Authority – Rom 13:1-4
B. -Those in Family- Eph 6:1-3
C. -Those Godly Leaders in the Church- Heb 10:17; I Thess 5:12-13
2.- PRAY FOR LABORERS -To be Compelled to Go with the Gospel
Matthew 9:36-38- ” Therefore BESEECH the Lord to SEND OUT WORKERS into His harvest…”
3. PRAY FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO WITNESS- Gods WORD regarding the Lord Jesus.
– Col 4:3 – “PRAYING at the same time SO THAT or us as well, THAT GOD WILL OPEN UP TO US A DOOR FOR THE WORD, we may speak forth the mystery of Christ,…”
4. PRAY FOR THE SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF CHRISTIANS
Col 4:12 -“…Laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, THAT YOU MAY STAND MATURE and FULLY ASSURED in ALL the Will of God”
5. PRAY FOR THE SUFFERING AND THE SICK.
James 5:14- “Is ANYONE among you Suffering? He MUST PRAY…Is ANYONE among you sick? then he MUST CALL for the elders of the church and they are to PRAY over him…”
6. PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING
Phil 4:6 “…in Everything by prayer…”
LEARN TO Turn your thoughts, anxieties, concerns and joys and questions into PRAYER.
Phil 4:6 – “Be anxious in NOTHING BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER and Supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
7. PRAY FOR THE GLORY OF GOD-Matt 6:9
Matt 6:9 – “Our Father who are in Heaven, HALLOWED be YOUR NAME, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”; John 15:7-8;1 John 5:14-15…
This will include the Spirit of God convicting lost people of sin…-John 16:8-11
These are but some things, situations and people you CAN PRAY for because of your PRIVILEGE in your relationship to GOD through the Lord Jesus Christ