When praying for yourself, be sure that you’re praying to see your spiritual self, made in God’s image.
The word self can have a lot of mortal baggage attached to it that one is not aware of.
For instance, when praying for your “self” you might be tempted to think that your self is a physical body needing healing. It is not. Your real self is a Spirit-image that reflects the perfect health of God.
Or when praying for self, you might be tempted to think that your self is a mortal who needs inspiration and strength. It is not. Your real self is full of inspiration reflecting the ever-inspired divine Mind that is abounding in strength, energy and might.
The word self needs to be redeemed from mortality to gain a proper sense of identity.
Each of us, as children of God, are made in the divine image and likeness, which is pure Spirit expressed. There is no matter in Spirit. There is no disease, lack or error in Spirit’s image. There is no disease, conflict, or error in your Spirit-self.
So, when you pray for yourself, be sure to pray for understanding of your spiritual self, which has not a single hint of error anywhere to be found. It’s the only self that God made, and it’s yours to claim and possess.
“…let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy” Ephesians, 4:23-24, NLT.