Praying for Fellow Believers Using God’s Word


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This prayer is an example of using portions of Paul’s prayers in Philippians 1:3-11 and Colossians 1:3-12 for intercessory prayer for others. Think of others as you pray…

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I thank You for my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and for the unifying spirit that You create between those who love and follow You. Philippians 1:3-5I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.

Since the Christian life is based on a correct understanding of Your Word the Bible, I pray Philippians 1:9 for ​my fellow believers: “and this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.” Your Scriptures in the Bible make it clear that You continually want to shape and mold Your children to be more like You and reflect Your love to the world. Therefore, I ask for the following believers, ____ (insert names here) Philippians 1:10-11. “That you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

As followers of Yours, I ask for myself and those I am interceding for ​to experience the message of Colossians 1:11. Direct us to be “strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.” I ask that You teach me how to best love others and lift them up to You in prayer.

In Jesus’ Name, thank you for the role that fellow Christ followers have played in the development of my walk with You. Amen.

Prayer for the 2020 Election

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All-powerful and wise Heavenly Father, we come in Jesus’ Name as we approach the upcoming election, being reminded of 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” I realize that this verse in the Old Testament was referring to Israel, but many of the truths in it are applicable to America today.

As Your children, remind us daily that it is our responsibility to cry out to You and seek Your face, both individually and as a nation. We need to constantly seek forgiveness from our wicked ways. This could be the most important election in the history of our country in order for us to keep the freedoms we enjoy. You tell us in James 1:5, “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

In light of this verse, we ask that You will give us an understanding in this coming election that there is no perfect candidate running and that there never has been and never will be. The only perfect ​ruler is Jesus and He is in Heaven. Direct us to look at the positions of each candidate and make wise decisions as we vote. Show us how to base our decisions not on the superficial, but on the biblical principles you lay out in your Word.

Thank you for allowing us to have a free nation so that we can have a part in selecting our leaders and approving some of the laws of our land. We ask that You pour out Your mercy and grace on our country so that we can continue to be blessed as “America the Beautiful.” No matter what the result ends up being, remind us that You are still on the throne. Let us not forget the truth found in Psalm 34:7The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them” (NIV).​ We bring this request in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Miniature Specific Scripture Prayers #28

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Jesus’ Substitutionary Atonement

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for Jesus taking the punishment for my sin. 1 Peter 2:24 says that Jesus, “Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you are healed.

The Holy Spirit’s Confirmation of New Birth

Lord, thank you for having the Holy Spirit confirm for me my new birth in Jesus Christ. Romans 8:16-17The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Living to Receive the Crown of Life

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, direct me to live James 1:12. “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Jesus’ Example of Prayer

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I ask You to frequently direct me to follow Jesus’ example of prayer in Mark 1:35. “Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

God’s Good Thoughts About a Believer

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’s Name, thank you for the wonderful promise You give for the believer in Jesus Christ in Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Being a Doer of God’s Word

Loving Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I ask You to direct me to practice James 1:22.But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Prayer Points for Drawing Close to God Based on James 4:7-12

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All powerful and compassionate Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus who shed His blood on the cross for my sin. Thank you that in many places in the Scriptures, You show that You want to have a close relationship with me. You tell me in James 4:7-12 what I need to do to have that relationship.

First and most importantly, You want me to be near to You. For that to happen, You want my mind and heart to be clean. I know that this is impossible in my own strength, therefore I look to You for cleansing. Verse 8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

It is a blessing to know that Satan’s power is no match for You as he frequently tries to win me over to his lies and evil causes. Your answer for dealing with him is expressed for me in verse 7. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and He will flee from you.” I realize that this can only be done through the power of You Word, so please direct me to the Scriptures in the Bible to accomplish this.  Psalm 119:18Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.

Make me sensitive and aware of the effect that pride has in my relationship and communication with You, as well as with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Verse 10-11aHumble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. Do not speak evil of one another, brethren.

Thank you that in spite of my human shortcomings You reach out in love and give me worth and dignity. You give me power through Your Word and prayer to be able to communicate with You and receive Your love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

God, Our Burden Bearer

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Burden bearing Heavenly Father, I come in the name of Jesus my Savior to thank and praise You for the comfort and freedom I can find in Your love. You graciously tell me to cast all of my burdens and troubles on You. It is a great blessing that You promise to sustain me in all situations. Psalm 55:22Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

It is during my shortcomings and failures that ​I become the platform from which Your grace and perfection shine. You are the only one who can increase the strength of the weak and give power to the powerless. It is wonderful that You are never too tired or too busy to listen and help. Isaiah 40:28b-29The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.

Direct me to remember the fact that I completely trusted in You for my salvation, ​so there’s no reason why I should doubt that You can handle my day to day needs. According to Your Word (the Bible) it certainly is not part of Your character to bring me this far in life, then just leave me on my own.

Remind me always to look to You for comfort and direction in hard times and not to turn to the ways of the world. In Matthew 11:28 Jesus said, “come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

I praise You, Lord, that each morning, if I am willing to ask and accept it, You will send the strength for the day. It is as sure as the sunrise. Lamentations 3:22-23Through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Amen.

Prayer About Jesus Christ, the Victor Over Satan

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All powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the sacrifice Your Son made on the cross on my behalf. This allowed me to be washed by His blood and gives me an opportunity to be in Your presence and to share in the victory of Jesus Christ over Satan.

Colossians 1:12-14Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Living in this chaotic world with evil and sin all around, it is a great privilege to know that there is nothing that can conquer You, and that Jesus has overcome the world.

Jesus, because of my born again relationship with You, ​and Your gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling within me, I can rely on Your promise in 1 John 4:4. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in You is greater than he [Satan] who is in the world.

Direct me to constantly open my eyes to see that Your gift of salvation changes everything for me. You have given me purpose, power, and protection through Your work on the cross. Have this truth filter into every part of my life. You are my hope and light. Since Your victory over Satan is the greatest news the earth has ever heard, give me the courage and wisdom to share that news to those around me who are still lost and need You.

In Jesus’ Name, thank you for Your Word, the Bible, that explains all of this good news. Amen.

Miniature Specific Scripture Prayers #27

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God My Defender

All Powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for being my defender. Psalm 27:1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Jesus, Example of Prayer

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, in the midst of chaos and confusion, direct me to follow Jesus’ example in Mathew 14:23. “And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.

Enjoying the Peace of God

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, direct me to practice Philippians 4:6-7. “Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus.

Cleansing from Sin

Forgiving Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you that You will reveal to me any sin that needs forgiveness. Psalm 139:23-24aSearch me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me.

Thinking Right Thoughts

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, direct me to practice Philippians 4:8. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.

Sin’s Power Destroyed

All powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you that as a believer in Jesus, sin has lost its power over me. Romans 6:6Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

Prayer from Hebrews 12:1-13 About Accepting God’s Discipline as Part of His Love

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Loving Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for Your multifaceted role as my Heavenly Father. Often I see You as Redeemer, Savior, and Friend, which is important and true about You. However, just as an earthly father does, You desire to be a big part of my life when it comes to directing and correcting me to do what is ultimately best for me.

Sometimes it can be difficult to see how You use problems and hardships as a loving correction rather than what sometimes seems like purposeless pain. Hebrews 12:6-7For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

I ask that You develop in me a good perspective of what is expressed in verse 11 about my times of trial and correction. May I accept it gratefully as the appropriate response toward a loving Heavenly Father. “Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

As difficult as some of these situations may be to develop Christian maturity in me, may all of Your loving training for me also be an example of encouragement for believers around me who may be weak and struggling to believe, follow, and mature in Christ.

In Jesus’ Name, thank you for conforming me more and more to the likeness of Jesus through Your loving process. Amen.

Prayer on Psalm 1: The Way of the Righteous vs. the Way of the Ungodly

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Just Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ precious Name, thank you for Your Word (the Bible) and the truth in it. You make it very clear in Psalm 1 that there are only two roads I can travel: the way of the righteous or the way of the ungodly.

Verse 1Blessed is the man who walks not in the council of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.Verse 4The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Thank you that regardless of the situations I face as a believer, my salvation is secure. John 3:15That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

In regard to verse 2, I ask You to well up in me a deep desire to study and know Your Word and make it a delight. Give me the strength and the will to meditate on Your Word and to be counted among the righteous in Your sight. The more I know and understand Your Word, the more wisdom I will have to base my daily decisions and life on. Verse 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.

Remind me often about the seriousness of sharing the Gospel with unbelievers. Your Word describes their future as very devastating ​if they do not turn to You. Verse 6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

In Jesus’ Name, thank you for making it very easy, in Your Word, to understand what kind of life you want me to live as a Christian, and that You want to watch over all aspects of my life. Amen.

Prayer About Living in Anticipation of Jesus Christ’s Return

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Merciful Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for all the information in Your Word, the Bible, about Jesus’ return to earth. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”

I wait with eager anticipation for that day when You make everything perfect and deliver me from the work of the evil one. What a beautiful day that will be, to see Jesus face to face and be swept into His loving arms.

Direct me to be watchful and ready at all times for His return, because no one knows the day or the time. Matthew 24:36 Jesus said, “but of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

While waiting for Jesus to arrive, direct me to have my lamps burning and serve You. Give me the strength and wisdom to make this time before Jesus returns effective for Your kingdom. I know You want me to do what I can to invite as many people as possible into the family of God by having them accept Jesus Christ into their life. 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

Thank You for the great comfort found in the knowledge of Jesus’ second coming. To You God, be the glory for what You have done, are doing, and will do. In Jesus’ name, Amen