Allow me to share a few things I've been convicted of recently.
One: my lack of prayer for unsaved souls. Sure, I pray for friends- no problem there- but I was recently asked if I pray for unsaved people. Uh, the answer had to be no, that is not a part of my regular prayers. I immediately wrote down the names of people I'd come into contact with over the past few weeks, people who don't know the Lord, and made a committment to pray for them.
Two: do I pray for my Church. Yet another area I can grow in. My Church family is the Bride of Christ. As it is MY Church and my FAMILY, I am called to protect it... yet I all too often find fault with it. Another friend reminded me that as a part of the Church, I am the Church- meaning if I see something we can grow in, I am part of the "we" and can start participating in it's growth.
So, thanks to good friends, their reminders, and the Holy Spirits conviction, I've decided that I'm going to regularly pray for these two things. In fact, I feel led to set aside a specific hour each week in intercessory prayer and here is how you can help.
1. Pray that I actually do this. I am weak and often feel led by the Lord but fail to follow His leading.
2. Provide me with names of loved ones & acquaintances that do not know Jesus at their Savior. Even if I haven't met them before, I'd like to meet them one day in heaven.
3. Consider joining me in prayer. I'm setting aside every Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm to just pray. I'll go for a walk, sit in a park, somehow separate myself from regular distracting life to pray. You can do this too- while you are driving home from work, preparing dinner, etc., make an effort to converse with the Lord. I think it'd be kinda neat to know we are all doing it at the same time.