I thought I’d pass along our daily prayer list in case you found anything on it that you wanted to add to yours. These are the things we’ve identified as daily essentials. Jesus didn’t want us to belabor our daily requests with extra words but just present them simply and sincerely since the Father already knows what we need. So we can present this list before the Father in about 15 minutes. Or if you do have time you can take your time and give each one some time and have a “sweet hour of prayer”.
Your church should also consider an Acts 13:2 day when you fast and pray for God’s guidance. In the Bible, fasting seems to be something the whole church joined in on, and look at the results. But it shouldn’t be required and you wouldn’t even need know who had fasted and who hadn’t (nursing mothers and children wouldn’t be expected to at all). That way you can still keep the command of Jesus to not let anyone know when you were fasting but still take a time to fast together and seek God’s guidance together.
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come.
2) Confess any known sins and any unknown ones and ask forgiveness for all by the blood of Jesus
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
3) Thanksgiving. Thank God for daily provisions, unknown protections, and any known answers to prayer. (Luke 17)
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Phil 4:6)
and be ye thankful (Col 3:15)
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him — and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? (Luke 17:15-17)
4) Supplementation (or supplication?)
a. Daily provisions
Give us this day our daily bread.
b. Fill us with the Holy Spirit and teach us to live in it to overcome the flesh. (Romans 6 thru 8)
c. Guidance in God’s will. Open doors to do His will. Preparation for it. Then fruit from it (remember God provides that). (Col 1:9-12; Philemon 1:16 and 2 Thes 1:11,12)
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
i. Harm from people
ii. Accidents (unintentional harm)
iii. Dreams (to have good ones that give vision, and protection from bad ones.)
iv. Health (3 John 1:2)
v. Bad advice, lies and deceptions (prudence and wisdom)
13 And lead us not into temptation,
vi. Harm from evil forces (the evil spirit world, don’t dwell on it but certainly ask God for protection from it)
but deliver us from evil
vii. Unnecessary distractions from our activities and belongings that would keep us from being fruitful. (Luke 8)
5) Intercession (prayer for others)
a. Immediate family: Spiritual growth and love for God. Love what God loves and hate what He hates. Have a concern for the lost. (Ephesians 1:16-19; 3:17-19)
b. Church and godly friends/family: Protection, direction, all members of families share the godly convictions, grace/wisdom/ability to minister to others, that God would guide them to the right people to minister to.
c. Lukewarm Extended family or friends: salvation, grow in knowledge of God’s ways (shun evil etc)
d. Ministries/ministers: Protection from internal wolves. Protection from lies and restrictions from authorities to stop the work. Instead, for open doors to minister. The right words to speak. (Colossians 4:2-4)
e. Country: protection from lies and evils within that corrupt the nation and leaders. Protection from foreign attacks.
f. Persecuted church: strong faith, inner peace, hope and joy. Love for enemies. Ability to reach their persecutors.