Prayer Guide

Daily Prayer Guide

Christians pray throughout the day at any time when they have a need or notice something to repent of. When we are able to set aside a special time just for prayer, we could include the following 5  parts:

1. Praise and Thanksgiving; it puts our focus off of self and on to God.

           

2. Repentance, so we enter prayer knowing we are cleansed of sin and guilt

           

3. Asking  for Guidance 

4. Asking for Strength (to resist temptation and do God’s will)

 

5. Intercession  (prayer for others)

 

 

Intercession pages:

Following is a way to pray regularly for people without being overwhelmed each day. This approach enabled my wife and I to have a regular payer time together without the problem of running out of things to say. Using this system helped us to pray for everyone we know over a period of time, yet this system did not prevent us from saying other prayers as they came to mind.

 

Write each category listed below on a separate sheet of lined paper. Once you have filled in the names you desire on each page, you can pray for one item on each page per day, putting the date in order to keep track.  (or you can use the ready to print links found after this list):

 

Family members by generation (use the applicable categories)

Great grandparents

Grandparents, grandaunts, granduncles

Parents, aunts, uncles

Siblings, cousins

Children, nieces, nephews, second cousins

Grandchildren, grandnieces and grand nephews

Great grandchildren

especially note non Christians and those I am sponsor for

 

Colleagues (co-workers, authorities over you, frequently seen merchants; school-mates)

 

Friends (Neighbors, Club members, Organization members (including church groups)
Church.

Congregation Staff and Members (Ephesians 6:18)

You can list those you know, or use the church directory

Note those with special needs

Regional Church Officials

Church throughout the world

 

Missionaries  (Romans 1:8)

Get list from your church body

Get on mailing lists that tell you their current prayer needs

Government  1Timothy 2:1-2

Federal, State, and Local officials

 

World Areas and Their Leaders

We pray for one region each day: North America, South America, Africa, Asia

Europe, Middle East, South Pacific

Headline News  (James 5:13) — current needs of country and world
Conflicts, War, Corruption. Calamity, Revival

 

Our Enemies  (Luke 6:27-28)  Personal as well as National

Daily prayers — People who are so needy you want to pray for them every day

 

Lists of Answered Prayer

 

You perhaps will think of additional categories. For some of these, we ended up with large envelopes with several sheets of paper. By continuing to pray for only one person each day in each category, we were able to keep from becoming mechanical.

 

READY TO PRINT: Standard Prayer Guide.     Nursing Home Prayer Guide

 

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT THE FIVE AREAS OF PRAYER

1. Praise and Thanksgiving; it puts our focus off of self and on to God. Examples are:

Hebrews 13:15, Psalm 100:4,5

1 Chronicles 29:10-13

Romans 11:33,36

Psalms 145 and 146

2 Thessalonians 5:18

 

2. Repentance, so we enter prayer knowing we are cleansed of sin and guilt

Matthew 6:14

Psalm 51

Luke 22:40

 

3. Asking  for Guidance 
James 1:5 encourages us to ask for wisdom

Jesus tells us to ask “according to God’s will.” God’s will can be found in His commands and promises.

 

4. Asking for Strength (to resist temptation and do God’s will)

Phil.2:13 shows that God works in us so we would do His will
5. Intercession  (prayer for others)

1 Timothy 2:1 tells us to pray for government
James tells us to pray for one another

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