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Q 184. For what things are we to pray?

A. We are to pray for all things tending to the glory of God,1 the welfare of the church,2 our own3 or others’ good;4 but not for anything that is unlawful.5

  1. Matthew 6:9

    Pray then like this:

    “Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.

  2. Psalm 51:18

    Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
    build up the walls of Jerusalem;

    Psalm 122:6

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
    “May they be secure who love you! (ESV)

  3. Matthew 7:11

    If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (ESV)

  4. Psalm 125:4

    Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
    and to those who are upright in their hearts! (ESV)

  5. 1 John 5:14

    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. (ESV)


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Copyright © Tim Hopper. Based on Calendar of Readings in the Westminster Standards by Dr. Joey Pipa. Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.