Who and What to pray for

Yesterday on the “National Day of Prayer,”  I blogged about How to Pray. Today, I’d like to cite Scripture showing Who and What to Pray for:

Who to Pray for:

  • Matthew 5:44
    But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
  • Matthew 19:13
    Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
  • Luke 6:28
    Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

What to Pray for:

  • 2 Samuel 24:17
    And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
  • Matthew 9:38
    Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
  • Matthew 26:41
    Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  • 2 Corinthians 13:7
    Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
  • James 1:5-6
    If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.


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