5 Necessary Things to Pray for Yourself

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In my daily life encounter, I have numerous things to pray about myself. The physical, financial, social, and other aspects of my life virtually circumvent the vibrancy of my spiritual life.

Praying for myself will detect how areas of my life will be wheeled just as the power of prayers loosened physical chains in the prison when Paul and Silas prayed in Acts 16: 25-26 “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so the prison’s foundations were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were loosed”.

What should I pray for myself?

The things to pray for may likely differ from someone else based on individual differences, needs, and wants at a particular time. My life’s season, time, and phase also determine different prayer subjects.

Prayers toward my welfare help in being vigilant in both spiritual and physical realms. Prayers affect not just the spiritual life, but it plays significant roles in detecting the programs of daily life activities.

Personal prayers spur a relationship with God, which drives the synergy of relating with God as a personal Lord and Saviour.

In Acts 6:4, ” But we will give ourselves continually in prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Constantly praying about myself helps self-development and promptly noticing lapses that may affect my well-being. Personal prayers nurture a healthy prayer lifestyle and help boost spiritual growth.

For a believer to pray without ceasing, having a daily praying habit is commendable, as commanded in Colossians 4:2continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.

Can you pray for yourself?

Of course, it is possible to pray for me so long as I understand the importance of prayers. Anyone that does not realize the efficacy of prayers will feel that prayers are inconsequential.

So long as there is an awareness that God wants us to pray and that he is willing and always ready to answer prayers as vested in the scripture, few will be cited in this context.

Matthew 7:7-8,

“Ask , and it will be given to you; seek , and you will find; knock , and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives , and He who seeks finds , and to him who knocks it will be opened”.

Matthew 21: 22

“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Mark 11:24

“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

John 14:13-14

“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it”.

1 John 5: 14-15

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him”.

These verses bestow confidence that whoever prays should expect an answer. It also reiterates that whoever prays should never cease praying without getting desired results.

So, why should one relent from praying when there is an assurance that It must be answered?

What is the most important thing to pray for?

The most important thing to pray for equally depends on the desires of a particular person, and it also varies from one person to another. My most crucial prayer might be someone else’s slightest need for prayers.

Phobia, anxiety, cravings, love, admiration, sadness, etc., over a particular thing or situation might form a basis for the most important prayers. However, no matter how expansive the list of blessings is, there is always the most important one, which one prays about consistently daily.

Personally, the most important thing I usually pray for is borne out of fear of ill health (Nosophobia) and premature death (Thanatophobia).

This fear grew daily as I met people with deteriorating and chronic health challenges while I worked as a Pharmacy Assistant. People have two or more different ailments; they are battling different kinds of drugs yet have little or no hope of surviving. Even when some patients stay, they live a life of pain and anguish.

They live a life of what can be addressed as “No drugs a day: a step closer to death”. I began to wonder; of what essence is wealth without sound health?

Consequently, I pray fervently on issues bordering on good health, premature death, and a sound mind. I cite the most relevant scriptures to make decrees, covenants, and proclamations over my life to affirm my faith, hope, and confidence to overcome my fears. I also possess victory over the power of premature death and chronic diseases.

 5 Things to pray for yourself

No matter the disparity in each person’s prayer points to suit their yearnings, I will highlight some prayer points in this article that might give ideas on how to incorporate them into your prayer schedule.

There is virtually an unending list of what to pray for concerning oneself, and the list I will be giving touches almost all spheres of one’s life.

As you pray, studying the Word of God is also pertinent. You and God know the desires of your heart, as stated in 2 Chronicles 6:29 “whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone, or by all Your people Israel when each one knows his burden and his grief and spreads out his hands to this temple.”

Just pray; God hears!

Grace to stand firm in the Word of God:

To remain unshakable amid trial is an expendable grace God can bestow on anyone. When a problem hits, the devil dissuades your faith from trusting God.

For God to grant you the grace to withstand, rebuke, and uncover the devil’s strategy, you should refer to the books of Matthew 7:15-17;20Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a wrong tree bears bad fruit. 20 Therefore, by their fruits, you will know them.

Acts 15: 11

“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”

Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

Desire to serve God and humanity:

Rendering service to God and helping people sacrificially indicates being a trustworthy and worthy person to be called a Christian. Hence, the necessity to pray for the grace to function in this role with Ephesians 6:6-7not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.

James 1:27,

” 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world”.

Discovery of purpose:

Everybody wants to know their purpose in life. However, it is often frustrating that some people do not discover their meaning at a certain age and time.

To some people, it’s often an arduous task to discover their purpose; it sometimes takes ages, while some people do not find their purpose till they die.

It is quite fulfilling when one discovers his purpose on earth and on time. Learning purpose enables an impactful life and influences others, giving inner satisfaction. Moreover, knowing our purpose in life gives us awareness of reality and helps narrow the occurrence of suffering ignorantly.

Job 42:2,

“I know that You can do everything And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.”

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Spiritual Growth:

Christians have a defined relationship and bonding with God the father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. The relationship enhances our spiritual growth.

These bonding aims to make us Christ-like, pure, and holy. The level of our spiritual growth becomes the hallmark of our faith in God.

2 Peter 3:14

“Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.”

Hebrew 6:1

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.”

Luke 17:5

“And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”


Ability to make wealth:

The scriptures are an excellent tool to get wealth if it is studied and their principles are judiciously carried out. God’s Word infiltrates a man’s spirit and burns it with faith. The road map to prosperity is applying God’s Word in daily activities.

Hence, focus on studying and applying the Word to your everyday life; it is the road map to prosperity. Once you are soaked with the Word of God, you are set to move mountains of wealth by carrying out necessary instructions.

Genesis 43:23

“But He said, “Peace be with you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money.” Then He brought Simeon out to them.”

Deuteronomy 8:18

“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”

Psalm 112:3

“Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.”

Ecclesiastes 5:19

“As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth and given him the power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor, and this is the gift of God.



How to pray for me.

It’s not enough to pray for yourself; you must also know how to pray for yourself.

Here are some suggestions:

Ask God what you should do to be successful.

This is a crucial step in prayer. It forces you to think carefully about your goals and how you plan on achieving them, which helps ensure that you put your effort into the right things.

Ask God to help you understand your problems to overcome them more easily.

Prayer is about asking for help from God, so we must be able to communicate clearly with him through prayer and meditation so that he understands what we need from him as individuals and as a community of believers.

Pray regularly, especially during times of difficulty.

Of course, asking God for help is essential, but so is asking him every day throughout your life – especially during times of stress or temptation when it may seem like there’s no way out.


Ultimately, the most important thing is to remember that God hears our prayers. Of course, he is much more significant and wiser than we are, but he still wants to hear from us. So speak up when needed, take it one day at a time, and keep praying for yourself.

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