42 Important Things to Pray for Everyday

Before we get into things to pray for everyday, I have to confess that praying does not come easy to me. Choosing to be intentional and having a prayer plan has helped me cultivate an effective prayer life. This article is intended to help you create prayer points so you can naturally incorporate prayer in to everyday life. We can pray powerful prayers on a daily basis! 

42 Important things to pray for everyday

How to Make Prayer Part of Your Daily Routine

A great way to make prayer part of our daily lives is to have a routine during your quiet time. When I have a routine, my habits becomes what I do at specific times. For instance, I wake up in the morning and the first thing I do is spend time in the Word. Before I dive in, I pray for understanding. Afterall, I need His wisdom to navigate His Word. Once I finish my study or devotion, I end in prayer. 

There is another thing I have recently incorporated into my prayer life…notecards. The other thing that is challenging for me is staying focused on praying and following through on things I desire to lift up to my Heavenly Father. So I recently grabbed 3×5 notecards and wrote the main topic on one side and the prayer request on the other side. For example, one side might say “unsaved family and friends”. The other side will list the people I want to pray for. This keeps me focused on extended family members and the list of people I want to pray for. 

Essential Parts of a Daily Prayer Life

1. Adoration

Psalm 145:1-3 – I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

Starting prayer with adoration of our Father God is a great way to start your prayers. Praise Him for His attributes. God is good, faithful, loving, peaceful, gracious, merciful and the list goes on and on. Choose a few of His characteristics and praise the Lord to open your prayers.  When I open my prayer worshiping God for who He is, my heart is reminded of who He is and who I am in relation to my Heavenly Father. 

2. Gratitude

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

Be mindful to thank God for the great things He has done in your life. Gratitude is a powerful way to shift the focus from the things that are going wrong (difficult times) to the things that are going right. It naturally boadens our persective to see the big picture. God is good (adoration) and He does good things (gratitude)!

3. Confession

1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Asking for God’s forgiveness is an essential part of our prayer lives. Keeping our heart swept clean is for our good and good for our relationship with God. If you are having trouble recalling what needs forgiveness just ask God to reveal it to you. I find this type of prayer gets the fastest answers! 

4. Supplication

Ephesians 6:18 – at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Supplication is a fancy way to say- make your requests! This is where we start with our list of things to pray for everyday…

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Things to Pray for Everyday 

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Relationship with God

Psalm 63:1 – O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

The most important relationship is your relationship with your Heavenly Father. It is from that relationship that the health of all other relationships in your life flow. Ask God to help you rest in His steadfast love. Pray for a hunger for more of Him and that He would take you deeper into His Word and His love.


Romans 10:1 – Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

Pray for the unsaved to come to know a personal relationship with the Lord. It is our greatest mission that we boldly share God’s love with the world through action and deed.

Wisdom and Guidance

James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

This is one of my favorite Bible verses- God’s grace overflows in His generous offer to lavish us with His wisdom. It is that wisdom that will help us discern His will and navigate difficult decisions.

Thanksgiving and Praise

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Choosing to give praise and thanks for the Lord is one of our greatest privileges as children of God. It helps us to direct our attention to the good things before us and to our good, good Father. There is enough bad stuff in the world to flood our hearts. We must be intentional to find the good!

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Forgiveness

Matthew 6:12 – and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Coming before the Lord and confessing our sins and forgiving the sins of others keeps our heart in good health. God’s heart is that we would not allow the lack of forgiveness to hold us back or harm us in any way. 

Strength and Endurance

Isaiah 40:31 – but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

The strength that comes from God is necessary in our weary world. We are all faced with opposition through spiritual warfare, tough times and uncertain times. Ask God to renew your strength- more strength is definitely one of the things to pray for everyday.

Love and Unity

John 17:20-21 – I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

The enemy loves division. Unity is something we pursue and need God’s help with on a daily basis. 


Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We are invited to trade worry and fear for the peace of God through prayer. Prayerfully make requests with a grateful heart and peace will prevail in your heart.

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Psalm 16:11 – You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Add joy to your list of things to pray for everyday! Everyone can use more joy in their lives. Psalm 16:11 reminds us that in the presence of God we experience fullness of joy. Not to mention that joy is a fruit of the Spirit- ask God to enlarge the fruit of joy in your life.


Mark 9:24 – Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’

Out of all the things to pray for everyday, more faith is at the top of the list. Maybe even THE most important thing! When we have big faith, it changes everything. Ask God to deepen your faith in His character and His promises. Faith is the beginning of BIG things!

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Humility

James 4:10 – Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

God’s Word makes it very clear that He delights over a humble heart. Humility allows you to acknowledge your imperfections and deep need for dependence on God. 


Psalm 91:11 – For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

We live in an uncertain world. We also know from Scripture that we have an enemy and face spiritual warfare. Pray for God’s protection to surround you every day. 


James 5:16 – Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

While many read this verse and think of physical healing, expand your view to emotional, relational or spiritual healing. Sharing the areas of your life that you desire healing with other believers leads to the power of prayer by others and for others. 


Philippians 4:19 – And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

If God can create the world, everything in it and provision for His creation, then He can provide for you! Ask God to show you how He is your Provider.


Matthew 5:23-24 – So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First, be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

We are all sinners and constantly making mistakes. Pray that God would help you reconcile relationships so the enemy does not get a foothold. Keep short accounts with others!

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Renewal of Mind

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Knowing God’s perfect will requires you to know God. And one of the best ways to know God is by renewing your mind with His Word. If studying God’s Word is challenging for you, ask Him to give you the desire. 


Philippians 4:11-13 – Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Another great addition to add to your list of things to pray for everyday is contenment! The benefit of contentment is finding satisfaction and happiness in what you already have, rather than constantly seeking more or feeling a lack.

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Spiritual Growth

Colossians 1:9-10 – 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.

Notice in this Bible verse how Paul is praying that the Colossians would bear much fruit. You can pray that over yourself and the people in your life as well.

Boldness in Sharing the Gospel

Ephesians 6:19-20 – and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Boldness in sharing the gospel can definitely be added to your list of things to pray for everyday. Opportunities always come up to share Truth- be ready by praying that God would prepare you to share the gospel.


Matthew 11:28-30 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Rest is a requirement in this fast paced world. I often ask God to bless and multiply my rest and quiet time with Him.

Victory over Temptation

1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Temptation of all kinds is something we face living in a fallen world as sinners. Asking God to enable you to resist temptation is one of those things to pray for everday.

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Important Things to Pray for Everyday: God’s Will

Matthew 6:10 – Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

​Pray for God’s will to be done- doing this requires a humble heart and openness to His ways over our own ways.


James 1:12 – Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Perseverance keeps us going when things get tough. Think of it as the superhero trait that turns everyday challenges into opportunities for growth. Pray for more perseverance!

Comfort for the Mourning

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Whether you are praying for comfort for yourself in times of heartbreak or for someone else- it’s a great addition to the list of things to pray for everyday. We all need comfort because we all face heartbreak.

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Eternal Perspective

Colossians 3:2 – Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

​I am so easily distracted by daily life. However, it’s eternal life that has hope for the future. Pray for God to help you be eternally minded. This also helps us stop sweating the small stuff!

Humility and Repentance

2 Chronicles 7:14 – if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Nothing is more freeing then confessing sin to the Lord and leaning into Him when turning from old ways. He is so faithful to wash away sin and enable us to walk in the new. Pray for a humble and repentant heart.


Philippians 1:9-10 – And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.

Biblical discernment is cultivated through a deep knowledge of God’s Word, prayer, and reliance on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Pray for God to grant you discernment.

Unity in the Body of Christ

John 17:22-23 – The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

Unity among believers reflects the heart of Jesus. Pray for unity among the community of Jesus followers.

Courage in Facing Challenges

Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Courage is a great addition to your list of things to pray for everyday. We can always use more courage! Courage is needed in daily life, sharing the gospel and speaking truth. 

Generosity and Cheerful Giving

2 Corinthians 9:7 – Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

The benefit of being a cheerful giver lies in embodying the spirit of generosity that reflects God’s love. Ask God to create a generous heart in you.

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Empowerment by the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 3:16 – that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.

​One of the most powerful things to pray for everyday is for God’s Holy Spirit to fill you. 


Colossians 1:11 – May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.

Asking God to grant me more patience is a constant request. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit- He is faithful to help you bear much fruit.

Boldness in Prayer

Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Pray for boldness to pray bold prayers!

Fruitfulness in Good Works

Colossians 1:10 – 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.

When you are doing things unto the Lord, ask Him to bless and multiply the fruit of your labor.

Comfort for the Anxious

Philippians 4:6-7 – do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Whether you are asking God to comfort your anxious heart or the the anxious heart of someone you love- it’s a great daily request. This world is filled with uncertainty therefore it’s easy to feel anxious. Ask for the peace that surpasses understanding.

Praying for Leaders

1 Timothy 2:1-2 – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Things start at the leadership level. Whether it’s leadership at a government level, church, work or even home- pray for your leaders. They need it to lead well!

Seeking the Welfare of the City

Jeremiah 29:7 – But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Have you ever taken a walk in your local community? That is a great time to lift up your home town. Pray for your local officials, community leaders and the people that live there.

Important Things to Pray for Everyday: Intercession for the Nation

2 Chronicles 7:14 – if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

​Our nation seems to be departing from God more than ever. Revival is one of the best things to pray for everyday. We need God to intervene on a national level starting from the top down- leadership to citizens.

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More on Things to Pray for Everyday

​There are so many things to pray for everyday. It is such a privilege to enter the throne room of God and pray simple prayers, any specific need and broad requests. There are all sorts of ways to build in a routine as you cultivate a fierce prayer life. Remember to spend time exalting God- He is worthy of all our worship. Thank Him for the mighty deeds of His hands and lay all kinds of prayers at His feet. He is faithful to hear and answer you. What other daily prayer requests would you add? Leave it in the comments below!

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