I know that many of us, when confronted with the challenge to be more prayerful, are intimidated by knowing what to pray for. Certainly, praying for the needs of those are around us (health, relationships, decisions, coming to faith, and etc.) are great but somehow we know from our own spiritual intuition that there has got to be more. Let me say that praying scripture is always a good option. One good example is listed below:
God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me- my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway! Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot. Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets, invigorate me on the pilgrim way. Affirm your promises to me-promises made to all who fear you. Deflect the harsh words of my critics-but what you say is always so good. See how hungry I am for your counsel; preserve my life through your righteous ways! (Psalm 119:33-40, The Message).
There are many other great scriptures to pray. Happy hunting! And remember God loves to hear our prayers and to answer them!
See you Sunday,