The truth is many have mystified the subject of prayer. A lot of people think you should only pray when you’re looking for something from God. I hope this post demystifies some of those thoughts and reveal Christ as you see yourself in him. 

This post is by Pastor Onayinka Olusegun………read and be blessed. 

Scriptures teach to pray

1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV ‘Pray without ceasing.’

It teaches what to pray for and to pray for others more than for ourselves

Ephesians 6:18 KJV

[18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

scriptures has/have its own prayer points,they are spirit inspired and will guide us better than any other format,

I call them spirit -led prayer requests .

We shall examine different categories of people we ought to pray for

1)The unsaved( those who are yet to believe the gospel of christ )

The predicament of the unsaved

2 Corinthians 4:3-5

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV

[3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: [4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

What he needs ?

Light ,illumination .

Let’s see a clearer analysis

Romans 10:14-16 KJV

[14] How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?

He needs to believe .

” and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?”

To believe he needs to hear .

and how shall they hear without a preacher?

To hear he needs a preacher

[15] And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

A preacher must be sent to him

[16] But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Yet the word must yet be received ,honored .

Romans 10:17 KJV

[17] So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

So I ask in prayer for the following

1)Matthew 9:37-38 KJV

[37] Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; [38] Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

This is in the case where I can’t directly reach the fellow,I pray for a release of persons to reach this person or persons

2)2 Thessalonians 3:1 KJV

[1] Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

That all hinderances to the free flow of the light to him be taken away ,the word runs freely and is glorified .

So I pray for …

The boldness of the preacher sent to the person

Colossians 4:3 KJV

[3] Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Acts 4:29 KJV

[29] And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Finally as taught in Ephesians 6:18- pray these in the spirit ..

Ready ?

pen down a name or names of persons you want to pray for

Let us pray !
I call You Blessed

Have a prayer filled week

Jesus is Lord,we win
P.S- This post will continue tomorrow. For more understanding on the subject of prayer, visit http://www.livingwordmedia.org and download “prayer by precept and example” and all other teachings on prayer. 

I call you blessed.

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