Pray for yourself

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When it comes to praying, it is known that the majority of people pray for others but not for themselves. Whether it’s on television or real life; there is a specific phrase that many repeat. “Me? Why would I bother Him about me? I don’t want to bother Him with my problems.” This is very common. Believers (especially born again Christians) tend to ask for family, friends and their surroundings and have the mentality that they are too heavy to be prayed for. This means that their problems are way too much that one feels they will only be disturbing Him.

Reality

Truth is, we must pray for ourselves first. We must ask God to forgive us for our mistakes, bless us and protect us. It is very important for one to pray for themselves because it’s your own life. Are you waiting for someone else to pass by and pray for you? How will your issues go away if you don’t pray for yourself? “Well, God knows my problem and He should fix it.” Is this your mentality? That is what one usually thinks but; that is not how it works. Yes, He knows our problems but, He won’t fix it out of nowhere. There are times He will have grace upon us but He also has mercy. He is waiting for us to seek his mercy.

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”

Psalm 5:3

After Praying

The solution won’t always be right away. At times, it takes a while to hear from God because one must go through trials to learn from both, Him and life. So don’t expect your issues to be removed right away. Nor expect the solution to your issue to appear because you prayed 1 time. Literally one time. You must have consistency with the prayer. No, you are not being selfish for asking for yourself as you pray. Get this through your head.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

1 John 5:14

Heavenly father,  I thank you for waking me up today. I ask for your forgiveness; there is oh so much I need to learn. I ask you to bless me and protect me. Place me in the cup of your hands and send an angel to protect me wherever I go. Help me see life with my spiritual eyes and not my flesh. I thank you for everyone you place in my path; for everyone has a purpose in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. “

Hebrew 11:1

Give yourself one reason why you think you do not deserve to be prayed for; whatever that reason was, you are wrong.  

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8 thoughts on “Pray for yourself

  1. Many people tend to pray more of the macro scale than to themselves. They think God doesn’t like to listen to their woes without knowing that God Himself want them to say it, declaring it to Him. It’s selfishness in their definition. Yet, it’s not.

    Your post reminds us to pray for ourselves and for our sake to become God’s living influence to others, showing them the value of love, faith, and patience of God to others. Kudos for writing this content to keep us reminded of what we tend to forget all the time. 🙂

  2. Hi Lindymonse.
    what a joy to be here today. It is indeed a joy to meet yet another like-minded person from the world of the Internet. I partially agree with you that most often many just pray for their well-being and least bothered about others well- being. Of course, we need to pray for our needs, but at the same time, it is good and well acceptable to pray more for others. That is what we understand from the Word of God. We can see several such examples.
    Thanks for dropping by and for the comment.
    Keep sharing, keep visiting.
    May God help you to spread His words thru these pages.
    All good wishes with Prayer and Love.
    ~ Phil

  3. I think your right on how much of a burden we think we are. There’s a phrase we receive not because we ask not. We can pray for ourselves as if it’s going to happen, then we believe it will on God’s timing. I enjoyed the article. Its so uplifting. 🙂

  4. This is so true. We always pray for other people, but somehow we always seem to forget about ourselves.  I have to say that I actually do pray for myself at times, so I guess I have already taken your wonderful advice.  Your posts are really very well written and done in such a great way. I am blessed t have read them 🙂

    1. Thank you Coralie; I believe sometimes people not only don’t pray for themselves but also don’t care for themselves; mostly when they feel like a daily burden.

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