How Should We Pray? Praying - Specifically - for Others


How Should We Pray? Praying - Specifically - for Others

"How Should We Pray?" examines the ways that Christians are called to pray in every season and situation of life, using the examples of prayer given to us in the scriptures.

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 1:9-14 (ESV)

Often, our prayers sound something like this: “… and Lord, please bless John. And Karen. And our missionaries.” In this message, David Cummings shares methods to move beyond cursory mentions of those we pray for, and how to pray specifically for the salvation and needs of others. We must be careful when we pray that we be specific, showing intentionality in our requests and that God’s will would be performed in circumstances and situations affecting believers and nonbelievers alike.

This series was delivered during the Wednesday evening General Study in Summer 2019 at Covenant Baptist Church, Valdosta, Georgia. Learn more about CBC at

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