Lord, How Should I Pray ?

I heard Francis Chan speak on a YouTube video once about the need to ask God to give us a new perspective of Him when we are praying. To learn more listen to the video …

God desires us to come to Him in prayer with thanksgiving and praise in our hearts. Think about it … God already knows what we need before we ask for it in prayer.

Philippians 4:6 (KJV) Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer Jesus used as an example for us on how we should pray. You can use this prayer or make up your own. God cares about your sincerity more than anything else. It doesn’t matter if your prayer is short or long or what position your body is in when you pray. He just wants His children to seek Him in prayer and fellowship.

The Lord’s Prayer is About … Praising God, Acknowledging His coming kingdom, Provision of our needs, Forgiveness of our debts, and Protection from evil…

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

Matt-6-9 … After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Matt-6-10 … Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Matt-6-11 … Give us this day our daily bread.

Matt-6-12 … And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Matt-6-13 … And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Here is the Lord’s Prayer sung by Andrea Bocelli

The Lord’s Prayer. – Andrea Bocelli from MP3 Christiansongs on Vimeo.

Intercession by Eric Ludy http://youtu.be/4RCVp-qeXLA



Prayers ….

May 26th, 2011  (Mine) – Dear Father in Heaven, I come before you today a sinful broken, tired vessel and the only way I’m making it today is because you are with me and guiding me on that narrow path towards eternity. Please forgive me, I am sorry for the things that I’ve done that are displeasing to you, please help me to overcome them. Help me to love and forgive those who cause me grief. I really struggle with treating them right because of my anger and frustration.

Father I pray for all those who are lost that you would open their eyes to see, their ears to hear and their heart to know your truth unto salvation. Please touch their heart Lord as only you can do, so they will not be lost. Oh Lord sometimes I don’t know what to say and say or do the wrong things please let me be a light to others in spite of my short comings.

Father I pray for all my brothers and sisters who are backslidden that you would guide them back onto the right path and fellowship with you. I was once there and you gently guided me back and I am ever so thankful for your great love and mercy for me.

Father I pray for all my brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering great trials and tribulation. I pray that you would give them strength, courage, comfort, faith and whatever else you deem necessary.

Father I pray for all those who are preaching the gospel to others. Please put your hedge of protection around them and their families, so the enemy cannot distract them from the mission you have given them. Give them strength, courage, wisdom, a humble heart and whatever else they need.

I am so ready for you to take me home to be in your presence. I don’t like the things going on in this world and yearn for the day when you will take it back from the enemy and establish your kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.

I praise you Father for you are worthy of honor and praise forever and ever!!!

Holy, Holy, Holy are You Father in Heaven and Blessed be thy Name!!!

In the precious name of Jesus I ask all these things, Amen and Amen!!!

4/18/11  (Mine) – Dear Father in Heaven, today I pray that the barricades of legalism that are hindering the church would be bound and broken and your truth would set people free. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

4/3/11 – A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

“My Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for guiding me through all things despite my foolishness. You know all my sorrowful ways, and yet You continue to love me in spite of them. Father, continue to touch my heart and bring me to a right understanding of Your gracious love! Direct my steps that I may give all honour and glory to Your name! (In Jesus Name I Pray) Amen.”


Other Related Links:

Answered Prayer by E.M. Bounds:

Christian Meditation: Is Christian Meditation Biblical?

Delayed Answers to Prayer by David Wilkerson:

Need Something to Pray For – Khouse:

Praying Our Petitions by Nancy Missler:

The National Day of Prayer Organization – The Freedom to Gather, Worship & Pray!