For many intercessors, there can be the unconscious thought that somehow praying for oneself isn’t as “important” or is somehow more “selfish” than praying for others. However, when we look at the Lord’s Prayer, the model prayer that Jesus gave the disciples, it contains a number of personal requests – daily bread, forgiveness, deliverance, etc. While honoring our Father, the Holy God, and crying out for His Kingdom to come, we also are to pray for those personal things that we require daily. Not because He is unaware of them, but because we need to understand our dependence on Him. In our asking Him for our daily needs, we become mindful again of the insufficiency of ourselves and His greatest pleasure in bestowing His gifts to us.
DAILY BREAD: We often see our provision coming from our jobs, our spouse or other sources. However, it really comes from God alone. He is the one who gives us the ability to gain wealth (Deut 8:18). It is His hand that gives us our daily bread. In addition to this, Read more »