Priority Prayer

What do you pray for? What is at the top of your prayer list? What remains on your prayer list every time you pray? Is it something personal? Is it something that will help you follow His plan? Is there anything that is always on your prayer list?

We pray for many things. We pray for good health, jobs, good weather, safe travel, healing, justice, equal opportunity and treatment, wrongs to be righted, and the list goes on. But is there something we should pray for that is more important than all of these?

I propose there is. The Apostle Paul says he continually prays for wisdom and revelation (or understanding) for the church in Ephesus. He does the same for the church in Colossae in Colossians 1:9-13. Praying for wisdom and revelation/understanding means to ask God to grant us a look at His plan, to understand what He is doing. The purpose is so we can follow His plan.

It is with wisdom we can make better decisions. It is with understanding that we can do what God wants us to do. It is with both that we can step into a situation to bring about calm, reasoning, and provide a positive way forward. It is with both wisdom and understanding that we can see things as God sees them.

Asking God for wisdom and understanding is not just for us. We should also ask they be granted to family, friends, co-workers, and other Christians. God is willing to grant them if we ask with an honest yearning for them.

I pray we all ask God for His wisdom. I pray we ask God to reveal His plan and grant us understanding. I pray each one of us will seek to know Him better with an honest heart. Pray continually. Pray for what is important to you. Pray to know God. Pray for wisdom. Pray for revelation. Pray for understanding. Pray with an honest heart.

Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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