Pray for others in a time of need. Effective prayer is when you are banging on God’s door for this person. You can use a prayer journal to notate everyone you bring into conversation during your quiet time with God. Keep reading to learn how to pray for your family members.
What happens when we pray for others?
Your Heavenly Father says He hears the prayer of a righteous person when you pray for others in James 5:16. James is speaking to Jesus Christ believers to call on the elders of the church to pray in a group effectively.
Effective prayer is in groups of multiple praying over one specific person or topic. The power of prayer can heal, restore, and unite.
Be vulnerable among one another to confess your sins to the Lord’s people. Confessing your sins to fellow Christ believers will begin the healing process.
It will release any shame or guilt you have held onto knowing you have confided in someone. Then Jesus will soften the heart of you and this person into a time of God’s mercy through prayer.
Praying for others will reveal to you that you are not alone in sin, but also you are not alone in the kinds of prayer you only speak to Jesus Christ.
What is a good prayer for someone?
You can find a good prayer for someone in these four Bible verses below. Start a prayer journal for prayer requests and those you feel called to speak life over in their time of need.
” Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 NIV
Praying over family members and loved ones is a powerful Bible verse. Your Heavenly Father forgave you of your sins, and you are to now forgive others.
Ephesians 4:32 supports this command to forgive as the son of God has done for you. It is often a sore spot for many to justify the wrongdoing you have endured by this person. However, God still says to forgive.
He knows that within forgiveness comes great things. You cannot have the eyes of the Lord when you are holding onto grudges and hatred. It is a motivation for daily living to help your family members release from their wicked ways of unforgiveness.
It is a powerful gift to pray for someone else’s heart to heal and be free from the bondage of forgiveness.
” Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.” Romans 10:1 NIV
Paul is addressing the children of His Father in Christ. This disciple says the desire of his heart and his prayer is for them to be saved by Christ.
Paul knows that not every single person he has embarked on has accepted Christ into their hearts and lives. It does not sit well with him, so he not only prays for this to change, but His heart calls to this.
Let love move your heart in the direction of praying this bible verse over every person you meet. You come across people who are one foot in the door with Christ, some that reject the name of Jesus Christ, and those who have never been introduced.
Through these kinds of prayers, God reaches the people who were once unreachable. In your prayers for others, His great power will move into their lives.
” In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26 NIV
You live in the presence of waiting for your future reality to become your present. You are to live by the Word of God while waiting on His promise for your life.
These moments can become overbearing, so God helps us in our weakness by His Spirit. 2 Corinthians 1:22 is God giving his own Spirit as a prepayment for the future you are waiting to live. It is a small glimpse of eternal life with Him.
God knows that you need Him to pick you back up during your times of weakness. You have many family members or friends who need a pick-me-up moment.
Be that person for them in prayer. When you do not know what is going on, allow your empty phrases to be listened to by God. Often, He will allow words to flow from your mouth to pray over specifics for your loved one.
You don’t need to know what to pray over them. Allow God to tell you what they need prayer over. Intercessory prayer is enough faith to get your friend through the storm.
” Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with the oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14 NIV
As a Christ believer, prayer is the answer for all circumstances and challenging things you encounter. James states how you are to respond when your brothers or sisters in Christ are sick. To call up the elders of the church to pray over this person.
They will then rub them with oil saying the name of the Lord during this process. The whole armor of God is in the church’s people, and these are the elders of the church who will fulfill these kinds of prayers.
This powerful bible verse is for the spiritual weaknesses and physical illnesses. Many people have stirred away from God during their hard times. In their time of need, they become unreachable and believe God is too far away to help them.
During their time of denial and heartache, they need the prayer of a righteous person. This person needs the power of prayer through church and yourself. For sick family members, this effective prayer can move mountains through the good works of Christ Jesus.
They are seeking out answers, hope, and a support system. Let your confidence draw out during your times of prayer for them, knowing that the name of the Lord hears out your cries.
Have enough faith for you and your loved one that you refuse to stop praying because you know that your Heavenly Father is in the good deeds of healing.
How do you start a prayer for someone?
You start the prayer by addressing your Heavenly Father. You ask God for His favor over their life and place directly over their hearts. Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to take over this prayer and form the right words for you to speak over this person.
Ask for the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ to fulfill an effective prayer that touches this person’s life and speaks volumes to them through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Rebuke the pattern of this world and use the fruit of righteousness. Have enough confidence in the light of God that He will give you the right words to flow out of your mouth.
What is a prayer to God on behalf of someone else?
Intercessory prayer is a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of someone else. Romans 8:34 is an example of how the son of God prays on your behalf. He has prayed for all His children for the good works to take place in their lives.
He has the best interests and prays for you to seek out the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a powerful bible verse to use when praying to someone else.
The name of Jesus Christ is lifting you in prayer and having a light shine on things you were once blind to before. It is this same example we must uphold ourselves to pray daily for someone else.
What are the three powerful prayers?
The three powerful prayers listed below are needed when studying the bible.
” This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13 NIV
It is the Lord’s prayer for a sample of how to talk to God in effective prayer. You are to start the prayer with the name of the Lord. It allows you to open the conversation with your Heavenly Father.
The name of the Lord has tremendous power behind it. It is being asked for the will of God to come down and bring you back into His kingdom. You want His will for your life to fall into place, not ours that we so selfishly desire at times.
God’s will is what will open up the doors of His kingdom to enter into eternal life. The request for his daily bread is what you lack in spiritual wisdom. The knowledge of God is not only a request but a necessity that you are to ask your Heavenly Father daily to guide you through life.
You are to forgive as you ask God to forgive you. Allow God’s mercy to soften your heart, for you are a tax collector in many eyes as we all sin.
The law of Christ is to forgive those as you accept Christ Jesus to forgive you for your sins. 1 John 1:9-10 is an instruction from the name of Jesus Christ to extend forgiveness to everyone.
It is His way of showing you the great mercy He has for you and for you to bestow this onto others. Lastly, it is being asked for the Lord Christ Jesus to lead you away from temptations that lead us into our wicked ways.
Christ Jesus alone can have the sight of God to remove and stray you away from any evil.
” For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 1:15-20 NIV
This bible verse is Paul’s letter for wisdom and spiritual growth, speaking to Christ believers regarding their faith in Christ Jesus.
It is toward church members and the elders of the church. With the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, He will reveal the knowledge of the truth over you. Only God can bless you with knowing His will to know him better.
Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ is vital to great things happening in your life. As in any relationship you partake in, greater understanding comes with steadfast love.
The eyes of the Lord have a light shine on the faith built within your Heavenly Father. You have gained the knowledge of the truth from His deliverance.
Revelation 2:1-4 explains not to become joyless in Christ since you have earned much knowledge. Instead, find the passion that is in the name of Jesus Christ. Eternal life with Christ Jesus is a gift only God can provide you with permanently.
Proof of the power of God in raising Christ from the grave. The Old Testament has many events that show God’s power, yet this one event is a staple for the Lord’s people. Jesus reigns at the right hand of God, sitting on the throne of grace.
God’s throne shows his power and ability, and only Jesus Christ accompanies him. You are to seek out the powerful ways of the Holy Spirit within them.
” Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:38-41 NIV
It is Jesus’ prayer for surrender and obedience before being arrested and taken away. He begins to explain his distress due to the circumstances taking place.
To better understand Psalm 143:3-4 is what David wrote, going into detail about how the enemy crushes his soul. An emotional agony that you have once encountered in your daily life.
When going through these hard times, you want someone by your side not to face the wicked ways of others alone.
As in Philippians 2:8, Jesus Christ is crying to God for what he knows will come. In His perfect faithfulness, He still cries out to the Father to save him if possible.
However, this is not God’s will, and He accepts that. You are to ask your Heavenly Father for what you want but to obey when it is not His will for you. Jesus Christ asks His disciples to stay awake as He prays.
At this moment, you find yourself desiring a friend to accompany you during prayer or even silence. To feel the presence of others’ support can comfort you in a powerful way. Now Jesus Christ persistently asks for them to pray.
He knows that faithful prayer leads you to bear fruit. It is easy to turn away from temptation when you have the shield of faith.
The power of prayer can restore, heal, and unite. Allow your words to be the significant gift someone needs in their life. A vibrant prayer life is a next step for you to further your relationship with Christ while also spreading His steadfast love to others through prayer.