9. January: Praying For Yourself

9. January: Praying For Yourself


It is very important to pray for others but there are times that you need to pray for yourself. Jesus was always praying for others but in the garden of Gethsemane, he was praying for himself. 


1.    My Story Must Change 

This is the point where you draw a line a declare that the issues which have always bothered you must come to an end. Moses declared to the people of Israel that “The Egyptians you see today you shall see them no more .” (Genesis14:13). We have prayed and fasted for many years like Hanna who went to Shiloh every year but there is a time when she entered the temple and prayed a prayer that gave her a breakthrough. When God changes your story he will give you "..a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness” (Isaiah 61:3) 

Prayer Points

  • Pray for an unbelievable testimonies  
  • Pray for an end to the problems that have troubled you for many years 
  • Pray for an immediate end to demonic activity in your life 
  • Pray for a fresh start and a new beginning 

2.    Lord, be with me in difficult times  

It is fundamental for the believer to understand that we must depend upon the power of God for us to walk in victory. There are moments that we feel weak but the bible says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor 12:9). We will soldier on even in the most difficult circumstances because “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” (Isaiah 40:29). We must remember that the bible says, “'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' (Zechariah 4:6)

Prayer Points

  • Pray for God to give you power when you are weak 
  • Pray against the quitting spirit 
  • Pray against the spirit of discouragement 
  • Pray for help to come from unusual sources  

3.    Divine guidance in decisions 

 Our decisions shape our lives therefore we desperately need God to guide us in our choices according (Psalm 37:23) which says “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” We must be like David who, “…inquired of the Lord”(1 Samuel 30:7), unlike Esau who " sold his birthright”(Genesis 25:33). The ability to hear the voice of God is critical in decision making because sometimes the wrong thing looks more attractive than the right thing and that's Samuels almost anointed the wrong person 

Prayer Points 

  • Pray wisdom in decision making 
  • Pray for the ability to hear God’s voice 
  • Pray for your decisions to lead you into the will of God 
  • Pray against the devil’s influence in your decisions


Conclusion 

We must learn to receive our answers by faith before we see the manifestation in the natural realm as stated in Mark 11:24 which says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” When Abraham was praying for a son he was, “fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he had promised” and that is the right attitude to have in prayer. 

Prayer Point 

  • Declare that you have already received and give thanks to God by faith 


 


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