God already knows what we need before we ask. What does this imply for your prayers? It means our prayers should be honest, simple and immediate.
This article considers ten things that the apostle Paul prayed for the church. These are then worth reflecting on by today's pastors, as possible ways to shape their prayers for believers?
Instead of offering up prayers whose content is determined by what is happening in our lives, this article suggests that what should be happening instead is that our prayers inform our lives and alter our living. It suggests that there be three movements in our prayers: give things, make confession, and practice discernment.