It can be tempting to pray as you go, that is to wait for issues to surface before we pray about them but waiting till the last-minute to pray can be dangerous. There are things to start praying about now. As in Now! Now! Now!.
The time to settle stuff on our knees is NOW. The future can be decided, changed and determined by prayers NOW. We shouldn’t wait for the future to become the present before we pray about certain issues. Delay can be dangerous.
Six things to start praying about NOW
1) Your Faith and Christian walk
Yes oh! You might be a fiery man of God now. You can speak in tongues now and demons tremble but that is now, anything can happen in the future. We have to know continually pray for our faith and our salvation so that we don’t backslide.
We need to pray for power to overcome temptation, power to resist sin, and for spiritual power and growth. So many great preachers have become former preachers because they took things for granted. Pray constantly that your faith be upholded.
2) Prospective spouse and our homes.
Apart from salvation, who we get married to is one of the most important decisions we can make and it is one of the things to start praying about now.
As in, start praying about your spouse even before you get married. You can pray your way into a right marriage. You can cancel foundational patterns of bad choices and wrong marriage through prayer. You can cancel Satan’s plan for you to separate or divorce through prayer. You can pray to marry Gods’s choice for you and not your own choice. You can pray not to be led by the flesh but by the Holy Spirit. You can pray not to marry a wife or husband beater. You can pray for a kingdom marriage. You can pray for a spouse with the kind of qualities you desire.
You can pray to be the the right spouse. You can pray for God to take away the behavior in you that can affect your marriage.
And when we finally marry and for the married ones, the Home still needs constant prayer. The devil hates Christian homes and you can be sure that he is always devising ways to take peace and joy away from the marriage. We should not be ignorant of the wiles of the Devil. Pray, pray, and pray some more about your home.
Heaven is one of the things to start praying about now even though we don’t want to die now ?. Heaven is not automatic. Satan is bent on ensuring that Christians miss heaven and go to hell instead. We should therefore not take heaven for granted, nor underestimate the desperation of Satan to make sure we miss heaven.
Pray about heaven, for grace to make heaven, grace to walk the Christian walk and for power over sin. You can pray for the Holy Spirit to teach or show you more about Heaven.
4) In- Laws
Last week’s post was basically about what to do when in-laws dislike or hate you and E suggested that we start praying about our future in-laws now and I agree with her (in fact it gave me the idea for this post). There are some men and women that God will remove from your future as spouses because you have already prayed their family out of your future and God doesn’t want them to be your in-laws. I have a few friends with awesome mother in-laws who love them and that should be the standard. It is not too early to pray about your future in laws oh.
Whether we have kids or not, I believe that children are part of the things to start praying about now.
Pray for godly children, pray for their future spouses and friends, pray about their Christian walk, pray for god fearing children, pray for them to be soldiers for Christ and respectful children.
List out the kind of children you want, and the kind of future you want for them. Pray concerning their health, their wealth, their life, even the kind of friends you want.
Of course you have to pray for yourself. Pray for long life, good health, pray for grace to make good decisions, pray for financial success, for wisdom of the Holy Spirit . Pray against attacks from the kingdom of darkness before they even manifest and pray same for your present of future spouse, present or future children and for friends and family. A great protection weapon is the Blood of Jesus. Be sure to pray and cover yourself and loved ones with it.
Now, over to you for more ideas on things to start praying about NOW because this list isn’t exhaustive. What other stuff can we start praying about now?