We ought to pray for the saints of God so that they will know his Word by revelation and be effective in the things of the Spirit. We ought to intercede for people who are born again but do not have the light of God's Word. In the scriptures we find very numerous instances of prayers for the saints of God; e.g. Ephesians 1:15-19; Colossians 1:9-11; Ephesians 3:14-19; Philippians 1:9-11; et al.
Our motivation should not just be to see God meet our personal needs, but to see his will established in the lives of others. There is so much we can accomplish when we pray like this.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD
How to Pray Effectively, Vol.1