For some, theory comes easier than action. That can be true for music or sports or spirituality. ‘Easier said than done’ haunts us when we formulate ideas about prayer. ‘Just do it’ – sure! So what follows is meant to be put into action, or it remains on the shelf to gather dust.
1. WHEN TO PRAY?:
James 5:13 times of trouble, when you are happy, when you are sick,
Ephesians 6:18 on all occasions
Acts 20:36, 21:5 when saying good-bye
Acts 27:29 when afraid
2. WHAT TO PRAY FOR?
PRAY FOR EVANGELISM:
Matthew 9:36-38 Because people are harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd, Jesus says the harvest is plentiful but there are few workers. Our job is to pray for workers to go to those fields.
Ephesians 6:19-20 Paul requests people pray for him “that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the Gospel“
PRAY FOR HEALING:
James 5:14-16 call the elders and annoint with oil
PRAY FOR WISDOM:
3.HOW TO PRAY?
James 5:15 with faith
James 1:6-8 with confidence