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.

This passage reminds us that prayer is partly about asking God, as our Heavenly Father, to intervene in situations (rf. Phl 4:2), and that God wants us to come to Him with our plea.

Now some things might make us feel unspiritual in asking God for them, but God is concerned about every aspect of our lives. God’s will for our lives is that we should glorify Him through our lives.

We may need food, money, clothing and relationships to do that, so we can ask Him to provide that. God also calls us to love others and proclaim Christ, so we can and should persist in calling on Him to intervene in lives around us, to bring people to
faith, and to help people in trouble — all for the sake of His glory.