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.
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
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.
If you do not know how to pray, please read: How to pray