Prayer is such a powerful blessing that is constantly extended to us. However, sometimes we don’t know what to pray for, other times we notice that we say the same things over and over. The beauty of living as a Christian is that each day is a new opportunity to grow and improve. This certainly includes our prayer habits and patterns. Let’s strive to improve the way we pray and think about praying for these three things (assuming we aren’t already praying for them).
1. Let’s begin to pray for unity! Jesus prayed that His disciples might be one (John 17:21). 1 Corinthians 1:10 calls us to believe the same things. Not only do we need to pray for the unity of Walter Hill but for the unity of the church around the world!
2. Let’s pray that knowledge may increase! There is a great need for all of us to have knowledge of God, His church, and of His Word. This is essential to our growth as Christians. We know this because Paul so often prayed that Christians would increase in knowledge (Colossians 1:9).
3. Finally, we need to heed the words of Jesus and pray that there will be workers sent for the harvest! Jesus says that “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:37 ESV). True workers of the Lord will not only share the Gospel but also work to increase the knowledge of Christians and to bring unity in the Lord’s church.
All three of these things should be important to us because they are important to Jesus. We must not only add these to our prayers but also strive to bring about unity, increase our knowledge, and be a worker for the Lord.