Praying for Fellow Believers Using God’s Word


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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

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 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 the Power of Praise by a Christian

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Praiseworthy Heavenly Father, I come to bring You praise through the Name of Your Son. Thank you that I have the privilege to humbly bow before Your presence and proclaim that You are Lord over all. You reign high above all and no one compares to You.

You made me with the intent ​of having a worship experience with You through praise. You say in Your Word, the Bible, in Psalm 145:3, “great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.

You want me to praise You for my spiritual development, not because You need my praise. Psalm 100:4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name.

Thank you that if I get off the road of faith and onto the road of discouragement, focusing on praising You will help get me back on the right track.

It is a blessing that even in my hardest times and difficult situations, You encourage me to continue to spend time in praise centered on Your holy and perfect attributes. As hard as that may seem, it is a way that You refocus my heart and mind on Your love and goodness.

Direct me to always reflect on Romans 8:28 as one of the reasons to praise You because ultimately, “we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

In Jesus Name, I ask You to direct me to have the strength to praise You in all circumstances so I can build a solid confidence in You like Paul expressed in Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Amen.

Prayer About the Two Greatest Changes When Becoming a Christian

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Gracious Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the great blessing of salvation which gives me a home in heaven eternally. In John 3:15 Jesus said “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

It has been a huge blessing and complete change for me when You saved me and did for me what You promised Israel in the Old Testament in Ezekiel 36:27a. “I will put My Spirit within you.” The indwelling of the Spirit has allowed me to have the Holy Spirit as my helper, guide in all truth, and a source of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, self control, wisdom, and power.

It is such a joy to see the effect that the power of Your Word has on my life. It has given me instruction on how to be saved and now, if I allow it, it will sanctify, instruct, and direct every phase of my life until I enter Heaven’s doors. Psalm 119:105Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Thank You that as a child of Yours, I can come to the place where all answers can be found. Hebrews 4:16Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and grace to help in time of need.” Direct me to continually incorporate Your Word in all situations and rely on it for all power.

I give thanks and praise for all Your attributes expressed in the Bible. I am specifically grateful for the following characteristics described by Your Names: the Lord my provider, the Lord my healer, the Lord my banner, the Lord my shepherd, the Lord my peace, the Lord my righteousness, and the Lord my sanctifier.

In Jesus’ Name, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for who You are and for what You do for me. Amen.

Prayer About the Gift of God’s Grace

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Gracious Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the privilege I have as a believer to come to the throne of grace. It is such a great blessing to receive Your grace, which is the love and mercy given by You. If I obey You, You will not hold anything back that will help me to live for You. Hebrews 4:16Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Forgive me for the times when I have chosen to live in the world of performance where I try to look to myself to be good enough to manage situations. Sometimes I accept that I am saved by grace, but then act as if works are what will sustain my new life in Christ.

Direct me to continually seek ​​to deepen my relationship with You rather than just seeking Your blessings. Teach me to understand and recognize my limitations and that through my weaknesses, You develop my Christian character. My weaknesses are also the way You develop in me a sense of deep worship and praise. Psalm 34:1-2aI will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the LORD.

Thank you that when I am weak, if I ask, You will fill me with Your power that is stronger than any I could ever have on my own. It is Your power that makes me effective for You.

Show me how to find peace and comfort, as stated in 2 Corinthians 12:9a where Jesus said, “my grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.

It is in Your holy Name that I accept Your grace, Amen.

Prayer About Being Prepared for the End of Physical Life

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After 46 years of being a born again Christian, reading God’s Word (the Bible), and listening to the teaching and preaching on the prophecy of the end times and Christ’s return for believers, I believe that now, more than ever, we need to be ready. Revelation 22:7 Jesus said, “behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.

It is also a critical time for us as believers to share the Good News of the Gospel and encourage our loved ones and friends to be sure they know they have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. John 3:16For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

In light of the extremely uncertain times we are living in, we are reposting the salvation plan that can easily be forwarded to any you know who are not believers and are not ready for Heaven when the time comes. According to the Bible, the alternative (Hell) is not pleasant.

Before sending this to anyone, we encourage you to click on this prayer link as a guide to pray for your unbelieving loved ones and friends. God’s peace be with you as you think and pray about this information.

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Salvation Plan

The decision you make about the following information is the most important decision you will ever make in your life.

The Bible tells us:

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 6:23

Fortunately for us, God has provided the answer to our sin:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.John 3:16

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”’ John 14:6

By sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross, God has provided a way for us to have a relationship with Him. A relationship with God is our only way off the path of destruction and onto the path of righteousness that leads to Heaven. This relationship allows us to have the joy of the Lord in our hearts in this life “…for the joy of the LORD is your strengthNehemiah 8:10.

In order to receive God’s grace, You must do what He instructs in Acts 16:31so they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…

If you desire to become a child of God, pray a prayer similar to this one with faith in the truth of what God’s Word teaches about salvation:

Lord Jesus, I recognize that I am a sinner, incapable of saving myself. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and rose again. I now invite You to come into my heart. I choose to follow and obey You as the Lord of my life and to turn away from my sin. I place my trust in You as my only Savior and my only way to salvation and I ask You to forgive me of my sins. Thank you, Jesus, for coming into my life and making me new. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.John 1:12

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.1 John 5:12-13

According to God’s Word, you are now a Christian and a believer. To grow as God’s child, start by reading the Bible (begin with the book of John). Develop your personal prayer life and seek out fellowship with other believers in a Bible-teaching church.

May the Lord bless you as you go forward in your walk with Him.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.2 Corinthians 5:17
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Prayer About 4 of God’s Overflowing Kindnesses

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Heavenly Father, I come before You through the saving Name of Your Son Jesus to bring You thanks, praise, and reverence for Your overflowing kindness to me. Psalm 100:4aEnter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” What an amazing truth that in myself I am nothing, but in You I can find purpose in life.

Long before the world was even made, You chose me to be holy in Your eyes. 1 Peter 1:16Because it is written, “be holy, for I am holy.‘” In spite of my sin, shame, and hard heart, You have given me a way to be reconciled to You and to be part of Your family as a son or daughter of the King through Jesus’ saving work on the cross. Your kindness to me is far deeper and stronger than I could ever fathom.

It is an awesome blessing that because I have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, I can enjoy the benefits of salvation, the gifts of the Spirit, the power to do God’s will, and the assurance of living forever in heaven with Christ. Ephesians 1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.

Father, I am forever grateful and indebted to You for giving me, through Your kindness, a Kingly inheritance, eternal bliss, and a blessed life with You. I ask that You direct my response to Your kindness to be nothing short of complete devotion and sacrifice to You and Your will now and forever. You deserve nothing less than everything I have.

In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.

Prayer Variation About Stopping Negative and Evil Actions at the Thought Stage

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for Your willingness to forgive my sin and for directing the act of repentance. It is a great blessing that You are always ready to forgive me. 1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

It is important for believers in Jesus Christ ​who receive God’s forgiveness to repent (change). One way to do this is to ask the Holy Spirit to make a mental picture of a screen to be put in the front of the mind, where all negative or evil thoughts about possible sin will be stopped from going any further. 2 Corinthians 10:5Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Any thoughts of this kind can immediately be filtered out by the screen. The screen is made up of the power of the Word of God, the cross, and the blood and light of Christ.

God’s Word: Hebrews 4:12For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Cross: Galatians 2:20aI have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.

Christ’s Blood: Ephesians 1:7In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

Christ’s Light: John 8:12 Jesus said, ‘”I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

When the thought or temptation is stopped, give thanks and sing a song of praise, such as Father I Adore You, the Doxology, etc. Proverbs 23:7a For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

In Jesus Name, thank you for making available these powerful tools to stop the destructiveness of the enemy. Amen.

2020 Easter Prayer on Accepting the Events Around Easter for New Life in Christ

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Compassionate Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name this Easter season to thank You for allowing Your Son to die on the cruel cross so that I, a hopeless sinner, can have a completely new life and ultimately a home in Heaven by accepting Your offer of salvation. You express in Your Word, the Bible, that the joy of Heaven is for real, and the suffering in Hell is not anything to joke about.

How comforting it is that I can kneel at the cross and worship You for taking care of all of my sins of the past, present, and future. You have the power to lead me to any kind of help that I need. In Isaiah 53:5, Isaiah looked ahead to the future suffering of the Messiah. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Jesus, it is such a blessing to know that as I live this life here on earth, You are the light of the world. Just as God led the people of Israel through the wilderness with the light from the pillar of fire, You are now the light of the world for me as a believer in You. You bring God’s presence, protection, and guidance into every situation.

Just like a flashlight when going down a dark road, You give enough light for every step I am on. Direct me to be willing to allow You to shine in and through me so that I will not stumble in darkness.

We ask that you will lead all of our government leaders and medical scientists to walk in Your light as they work on solving the medical crisis we are in. Provide protection and comfort for all those, and their families, who are working tirelessly on the front lines to help as many people as possible.

In John 8:12b Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” You are worthy Lord. Worthy to be thanked, praised, worshiped, and adored. Amen.

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