Praying the Apostolic Prayers
These portions of the Bible are listed here to help us. The Holy Spirit inspired Jesus and the apostles to pray these prayers. Therefore, let's join them and agree with God. I find that praying the Bible is an excellent addition to my regular spontaneous prayers for my family, friends, the nation and the world.
1. Prayer for revelation of Jesus' beauty and the Bride's destiny for transforming our heart.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Eph 1:17-19
2. Prayer for the release of supernatural strength in the heart unto experiencing God's emotions.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Eph 3:16-19
3. Prayer for God's love to abound in our heart resulting in discernment and righteousness.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God. Phil 1:9-11
4. Prayer to know God's will, to be fruitful in ministry and strengthened by intimacy with God.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Col 1:9-14
5. Prayer for unity in the church across a city or region.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 15:5-7
6. Prayer to be filled with supernatural joy, peace and hope.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom 15:13
7. Prayer for Israel to be saved through Jesus.
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. Rom 10:1
8. Prayer to enriched with the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit leading to righteousness.
I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way--in all your speaking and in all your knowledge-- because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 1:4-8
9. Prayer for the release of apostolic ministry and to abound in love and holiness.
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith. Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. 1Thess 3:9-13
10. Prayer to be equipped and prepared to receive the fullness of God’s destiny for the church.
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thess 1:11-12
11. Prayer for the Word to increase by the release of God's power to win unbelievers to Jesus.
Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance. 2 Thess 3:1-5
12. Prayer for the impartation of Holy Spirit boldness through the release of signs
When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:
"`Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the Lord and against his Anointed One.'
Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:24-31
Apostolic Prayers of Jesus
1. The Lord’s Prayer
"This, then, is how you should pray:
"`Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.'
2. Prayer for anointed laborers in the Harvest
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matt 9:37
3. Prayer for the release of the Holy Spirit’s ministry.
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" Luke 11:13
4. Prayer of strength in temptation.
Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter. "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." Matt 26:40
JESUS’ HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER - JOHN 17
1. Jesus prays to keep the saints in the Father’s name
... I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name--the name you gave me--so that they may be one as we are one. John 17:11
2. Jesus prays to keep the saints from the evil one
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. John 17:15
3. Jesus prays that the saints might be sanctified by truth
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17
4. Jesus prays that the saints would experience the fullness of God's glory
...that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even AS you have loved me. "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them." John 17:21
Knowing that prayer is not about doing something , but more about being with someone in the place of prayer. JESUS, THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE FATHER are praying with us for the world. Prayer is not something we do, it is someone we are with. We are not praying on our own! We are not doing this 'for' Jesus but 'with' Jesus. It truly is a relationship. As our hearts are continually impacted by His love for us, we will know we are blessed and can bless others in return, (Christian and non-Christian alike) Then we will really be fulfilling the Great Commandment - Love God and Love Others! Soon they will know us by our love the Holy Spirit has given us.