When I pray I usually start out repenting of any and all sin just to be safe and sure even if I don't realize something is a sin I put it under the Blood of Jesus and I ask forgiveness anyway
I will ask the Holy Spirit to reveal it to me if I have sinned anywhere.
Then I will spend at least half my prayer time if not more worshiping Almighty God the Father, Jesus the Son of God and the Holy Spirit.
I will exalt and praise him, I will recognize his mighty and awesome power, I will glorify his Holy Name, I will state that there is NOTHING that exist that God did not make. All Powerful, all knowing, all seeing, all hearing. That God is Holy, Righteous, and true and that God's word will stand forever, that God IS God and God stands alone, and that God will never change, That God is the Alpha and the Omega (from everlasting to everlasting, without beginning and without end), That God is the God of Abraham, Isaiah, Jacob and Moses. And that he is the ultimate creator and the ultimate judge of all things. And that my God – IS GOD and that my God stands alone without equal or without peer. My God IS GOD.
I can go on and on glorifying the one and only true living God for He is worthy of All Praise, All Glory and All Honor.
After about 20 minutes, Only then Do I humbly beg God for his favor in answering my prayers. I pray for people I know, I pray for my church, the pastor and his wife. I pray for the churches special requests. I have specific people who I call out their name before God for healing, strength, protection, to comfort them, to lead and guide them in his perfect will.
I pray for all of my family, all of them, everywhere. I pray for my youtube audience audience that God has blessed me with. I pray for them individually and collectively.
And ONLY after all that the last person I pray for is myself. I pray the Lord to lead me and guide me in His perfect will. I pray the Lord to protect me.
I pray to the Lord to heal me. I pray to be in God's will and Grace. I pray to be found worthy. But the thing I pray most for is to be pleasing to God, for if I am not pleasing to God then all is lost.
And then I pray that God's will be done in all things and in all matters.
A couple of years ago on August 18th I was having a serious prayer session.
The Holy Spirit came to me and gave me a one word message, and that one word was ( TEKEL ) from the book of Daniel chapter 5.
The meaning of that one word is ( WEIGHED) as in (Thou Art Weighed) is the correct meaning.
As in America has been weighed and measured and found wanting.
And about to enter into Judgment.
When the hand writing appeared on the wall of the palace in Babylon then sudden Judgment came to Babylon and the king of Babylon that very night.
Our Judgment Comes!
God Bless you Every One.
I carry my Bible with me where ever I go, out shopping, restaurants, doctors offices everywhere. If you see me out without my Bible it's because I have given my Bible away!
Maybe you should consider 'Picking up your cross (your Bible) and follow Jesus' Remember if you deny Jesus before men Jesus will deny you to the Father.
God Bless you and God keep you
Watchman Tony Lamb