Updated: Apr 14, 2020
Apostolic Prayers are foundational prayers for New Covenant Believers. They are God focused, asking Him to deal with obstacles that hinder the maturing of our faith and the bearing of good fruit. They are positive prayers, asking to be filled with good things and increase in the knowledge of God. They call for our joy to increase and for grace and love to abound in order that we become all we can be in Christ. You are encouraged to pray these over yourself and others and come into agreement with Jesus' own desires for His people.
Pray for revelation of Jesus’ beauty and the Bride’s destiny unto transforming our heart.
“…the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us.” (Ephesians 1:17-19)
Pray for the release of supernatural strength in the heart unto experiencing God’s emotions.
“…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height– to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19 NKJV)
Pray for God’s love to abound in our heart resulting in discernment and righteousness.
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-11 NKJV)
Pray to know God’s will, to be fruitful in ministry and strengthened by intimacy with God.
“We…do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long suffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” (Colossians 1:9-12 nkjv)
Pray for unity within the church across a city.
“Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus.” (Romans 15:5-7 NKJV)
Pray to be filled with supernatural joy, peace and hope.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NKJV)
Pray for Israel to be saved through Jesus.
“My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.” (Romans 10:1 NKJV)
Pray to be enriched with the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit leading unto righteousness.
“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:4-8 NKJV)
Pray for the release of apostolic ministry and to abound in love and holiness.
“…we rejoice for your sake before our God, night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith? Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all…so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.” ( 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 NKJV)
Pray to be equipped and prepared to receive the fullness of God’s destiny for the church.
“Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians. 1:11-12 NKJV)
Pray for the Word to increase by the release of Holy Spirit power.
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you. Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 NKJV)
Pray for the Holy Spirit's boldness to release of signs and wonders.
“…they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: ‘Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea… The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ. For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.’ And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:24-31 NKJV)