How to Pray?

Are you wondering how to pray or what to pray for? You are not alone! Disciples asked Jesus the same question. Prayer is communication between the Father and His children. Just as communication can’t exist without relationship, so can’t prayer. Something we can learn, is that to have effective prayer, we need to improve our communication. 

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther

According to Matthew 7:7, prayer has to have 3 parts to it:
Seek – it deals with DEVOTION. It’s when we seek God’s presence.
Ask – it deals with PETITION. This is when we ask for our requests.
Knock – it deals with INTERCESSION. This is when we wage war on behalf of souls for salvation.

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Prayer is like a triangle made up of these 3 corners. I find many people don’t make room for all these angles in prayer therefore their prayers are not very effective.

Our prayer should be spontaneous and strategic at the same time.

Here is a list of prayer points that we practice here at Hungry Generation, both in our personal and our public prayer meetings. It’s taken from the Model of Prayer that Jesus set for His followers.

This is a Path for Prayer you can use in your prayer time!

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  1. Thanksgiving and praise (Our Father, hallowed be Your Name)
    Father, I thank You for the salvation of my soul, for the power of the blood of Jesus, for giving me Your living word, and for sending Your Holy Spirit into my heart.
    Father, I thank You for giving me good health, family, church, purpose and friends.
    Father, I worship You for You are holy, good, powerful, faithful, merciful, slow to anger and very forgiving.
    Father, I exalt Your Name as a Healer, Savior, Redeemer, Restorer, Sanctifier, Deliverer, Prince of Peace, King of kings and Lord of lords.
  2. Confess your sins (Forgive us our debts)
    Lord, have mercy on me and let Your mercy and favor speak for me.
    Father, forgive me for all my sin: in action, thought or attitude.
    Jesus, wash my conscience with Your precious blood.
    I choose to forgive those who have offended me or sinned against me.
  3. Confess who you are in Christ
    I thank you for Your promises concerning me: That I am forgiven, accepted, saved, redeemed, delivered, and healed.
    I am a new creation in Jesus. I am seated in the heavenly places. I am a royal priesthood. I am a chosen generation.
    I can do all things through Christ. I am no longer condemned. My past is over.
  4. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit
    Oh Holy Spirit, give me more of You and take more of Me.
    Oh Holy Spirit, teach me Your Word, empower me for Your task, reveal to Me Jesus, and fill me with Your strength.
    Oh Holy Spirit, activate Your gifts in me, and use me to touch others by Your power.
  5. Pray for the World (Let Your Kingdom come)
    Lord, let Your kingdom come to the whole world, bring salvation to the 10/40 window and the nations who don’t know Jesus. We pray for nations like North Korea to be opened for the message of Jesus.
    Lord, let Your kingdom come to Israel, and bring peace and prosperity to Jerusalem.
    Lord, let Your kingdom come to my nation, and touch our president and our government. Protect our country. Deliver us from bloodshed of abortion and immorality.
    Lord, we pray for all believers around the world who are being persecuted right now for their faith.
    Lord, we pray for all ministers and ministries around the world, and that you will bless your church.
    Lord, let Your Kingdom come to my city. We pray for peace, prosperity and salvation of our region. We come against spirits behind drugs, false religion, abortion, human trafficking and violence to be brought down in Jesus’ name.
  6. Pray for your local Church (Your will be done)
    Lord, it’s Your will to save people. We pray for salvations to happen every service and every day. We pray for thousands to be saved in our church every year.
    Lord, it’s Your will to heal people. We pray for emotional and physical healing for those who are all who are in pain. We pray against heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and kidney disease.
    Lord, it’s Your will to deliver people. We pray for freedom from the spirit of fear, the spirit of bondage, the spirit of death, the spirit of infirmity, the spirit of deception, the spirit of heaviness, the deaf and dump spirit and every spirit of python. We claim freedom from generational curses, cast curses and earned curses. Let Your anointing expose and expel evil spirits.
    Lord, it’s Your will to prosper people. We pray for finances of our people and our church. We pray for businesses to prosper.
    Lord, it’s Your will to see strong families. We pray for marriages and families.
    We pray for all volunteers and our pastors to be anointed with strength from the Holy Spirit.
  7. Pray for your personal requests (Give us our daily bread)
    Lord Jesus, I pray for my financial needs. For jobs and better jobs, raises and bonuses, benefits, sales and commissions, favorable settlements, estates and inheritances, interests and income, rebates and returns, checks in the mail, gifts and surprises, finding money, debts paid off, expenses decrease, blessing and increase.
    Thank You, Lord, for meeting all of my financial needs that I may have more than enough to give into the Kingdom of God and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Lead me not into temptation this day but deliver me from all evil.
    I pray for my friends and family members to come to know Jesus.

Read: Who is the Holy Spirit?

This is a short pattern that we use for our personal and public prayer. You may use it as well so that your prayer is both structured and Spirit led. Commit to praying this year like never before.

If we don’t pray, we will stray. 

 

“No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing. The people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers. But few agonizes. Few wrestlers and many fears and very few tears. A  lot of fashion and little passion and interferers, few intercessors and many writers but very few fighters. A sinning man will stop praying and a praying man will stop sinning. Our accent is on playing theirs was on praying. When we have paid the place it’s taken when they had prayed the place it was shaken. We are so earthly minded we are of no heavenly use.” – Leonardo Ravenhill

These are my prayer points, what are yours? Do you follow a pattern during prayer? 

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24 Comments

  1. Min. Gideon Ewoh says: ·

    Thank you very much SIR, this is resourceful indeed.

  2. Avuyile says: ·

    A very good read! Thank you I will follow these steps during my prayer times.

  3. Regardt says: ·

    Thank you for all your videos pastor vlad. I have watched all of them, You have inspired me to stay close to God. I am growing spiritually everyday. My wife and i are struggling for the past few months to stay together. She wanted to divorce me, but is still with me, also seeking God’s plan now. I have fought 3 times for her and the past week have been very difficult. I do lots of intercessory for my marriage, and i know that God is with me each step. Listening to your podcasts gives me new hope and encourages me to keep to Gods will, it also makes me change my strategies for warfare.

    • Vlad Savchuk says: ·

      Thank u for sharing. Will keep you in prayer for your relationship.

  4. Tetyana says: ·

    Thank you so much. I’m fasting and that prayer help me a lot. I find in this prayer new thing for I never pray before. God bless you pastor Vlad

  5. nomsa enid majola says: ·

    Good morning Postor Savchuk. Its the first time today I see your videos and teachings. I am very much inspired and thankful. I watch a lot of teachings on relationship with God as I thirstily seek God in my life. Thank you very much and may God continue to bless you and your family. continue to be light and salt of the earth. JESUS I MY LIFE AND SAVIOUR AND I AM ERTENALY GREATFUL AND SURRENDER MY ALL TO THE HOLY SPIRIT. I sometimes find myself tired or frustrated and feeling sorry for myself and this sometimes demotivates me and I struggle to pray even though I know how merciful and loving God is to me. please keep me especially my mom and siblings in your prayers.

  6. Jessie says: ·

    God bless you Pastor Vlad. You are such a blessing to enrich us with your knowledge of God. God bless you and give you the wisdom like Solomon’s. Thank you for all your teaching. That is the bread for our souls

  7. Mbali says: ·

    Thanks daddy (Pst Vlad), i’m in fasting with my hubby to have a child, this has help me a lot!

  8. Thank you so much Pastor Vlad this year we’ve started a prayer group with my few neighbors,will follow these steps,May the Good Lord Bless you and your family.

  9. Johnson Bakari says: ·

    Thank you for this powerful prayer lesson .Indeed,its a challenge to me.

    • Vlad Savchuk says: ·

      The Holy Spirit is our helper.

      • Johnson Bakari says: ·

        How can someone know the Holy spirit is at work in his/her life?

  10. Susan Salmon Odom says: ·

    Very informative…..thank you
    God continue to bless your ministry

  11. Swim Obwocha says: ·

    Prayer Our Hope For Today & Tomorrow and Forever More.

  12. Dorcas says: ·

    This is very resourseful. Thank you

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