Questions to Evaluate Your Prayer Life
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Below are some questions that may help you evaluate your prayer life and make some necessary changes.
- Does my prayer life move the Acts 1:8 mission forward?
- Does my prayer life reflect dependence on God or do I pray for things it would take little effort or resources to accomplish on my own (Phil. 4:19)?
- If God answered my prayers, would it bring more glory to Him or more attention to me (James 4:3)?
- How does my prayer life reflect the time I spend in Scripture (Psalm 119)?
- Do I ask for specific things (James 4:2)?
- Does my prayer life consist of praise and thanksgiving to God, intercession for others, confession of sin, as well as personal requests (Luke 11:1-4, 1 Tim. 2:1)?
- Is it measurable? If it was answered, would I know it? Am I actively looking for how God answers?
- How long do I generally pray about things (Luke 11:9-10)?
- If God answered my prayers:
- What would be the impact of the advancement of the gospel in the world?
- How many people would be added to the work of the ministry?
- How would it impact the church I attend?
- How would it grow my marriage?
- How would it encourage faithfulness?