We are blessed to have contained in Holy Scripture the actual prayers that some prayed. We can learn much about praying by offering these prayers. We all know the Lord’s Prayer, but there are other prayers. In Paul’s writings, we have several. Consider Paul’s prayers for the Ephesians and Colossians as recorded in Ephesians 1:15-23, Ephesians 3:14-21, and Colossians 1:9-12.
From these prayers come excellent principles to follow in praying for almost anyone.
- Give Thanks for people.
- Pray for people to be teachable regarding the knowledge of God’s power, God’s will, and God’s love.
- Pray for people to be true to their walk with Christ.
- Pray for people to be thankful.
Then, believe God is able to do these things and more!