The Bible’s answer
You can pray for anything that is in harmony with God’s requirements as stated in the Bible. “No matter what it is that we ask according to [God’s] will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14) Can you mention your personal concerns? Yes. The Bible says: “Before [God] pour out your heart.”—Psalm 62:8.
Examples of what to pray for
Faith in God.—Luke 17:5.
Holy spirit, or God’s active force, to help you do what is right.—Luke 11:13.
Strength to deal with troubles and to resist temptation.—Philippians 4:13.
Inner peace or calmness.—Philippians 4:6, 7.
Wisdom to make good decisions.—James 1:5.
Help with daily needs.—Matthew 6:11.
Forgiveness of sins.—Matthew 6:12.