As its name implies, intercessory prayer is focused on the needs of others. An act of selfless love is praying for others.
Exactly why does God require us to pray for others? Because God is a God of love and mercy, and intercessory prayer mirrors that aspect of God’s nature. God desires that our minds reflect His, and intercessory prayer broadens our perspective and deepens our empathy. In this article look out for prayer for someone special.
When we pray, it’s like offering God a bouquet of flowers (Revelation 5:8).
How about we pray for…
Throughout the Bible, we find God instructing us to pray for others. That you may be healed, James the apostle urges us to “pray for one another” (James 5:16).
Paul says we should pray for Church leaders and members, “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains” (Ephesians 6:18-20).
So that we may “live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence,” Paul instructs us to “make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks for all men, for kings, and for all who are in authority” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, emphasis added throughout).
Therefore, we are to pray for governmental leaders and others, even if they are unaware of our existence or haven’t specifically requested our prayers.
Even more so, Jesus said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44, emphasis added). Short prayers for others is also discussed in this exposition.
Prayer For Someone Else
I am asking you for a prayer for someone else. Please help her to be more confident in herself and her abilities. Help her to believe that she can do anything she sets her mind to. Thank you for your help and guidance.
I pray for my friend [name], who is struggling to find a job. I know they are an intelligent and capable person, but they are feeling overwhelmed by their search. I ask that you guide them in the right direction, and help them find a position that is fulfilling and pays well.
Thank you for hearing my prayer and for your love and guidance. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
I pray for [person’s name], who is struggling to find a new job. Please help them to be patient and know that you are always with them. Give them the strength they need to keep going when they feel like giving up. Let your light shine down on their path and guide them towards a brighter future. Amen
Lord, please help [person] through this difficult time.
We know that you are with them and will guide them through it.
We ask that you give them the strength to get through this and help them find peace in the midst of their struggle.
Please grant my friend the courage to follow their dreams. They are talented, but they are afraid to stand out from the crowd. Help them find their voice and the confidence to use it. Let them be brave enough to speak up for themselves and others, even if people don’t always listen. Let this be a time of growth and change for them, where they can always look back on this time as a turning point in their life. Amen
Prayer For Someone Special
I hope you never have to wait for something to go wrong before you can crack a smile, because if you do, you won’t get anything you want. The throne of heaven is cleared for you, my king. I hope and pray that God performs a miracle in your life right now, my dearest.
I put your sleeping and waking in the hands of the almighty God, who I pray will keep you safe all night long. With each new day, may you be able to take a deep, cleansing breath. In a nutshell: I adore you.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, In my hour of need, I turn to you as my solid ground and my beacon of hope. Knowing that my request will be granted in your time, I appreciate your attention and gratitude in advance.
I ask God to bless the person I love most in the name of Jesus. There is a lot of fear and uncertainty because I don’t know where his heart and soul are right now. He is neither evil nor monstrous in nature. Lord, he doesn’t realize the harm he’s causing to those who care about him deeply but don’t understand why he’s acting this way.
Lord, I pray that you would place your hands on him and speak to his soul. I beg you to help him come to his senses and change into the man I know he can be. And I ask, in the name of Jesus, that he right his course and fly true to me if that is what love is.
I have complete faith that you, Lord, will be there for him when he needs you most, and that you will help him get back on his feet. I beg you, Lord, to have mercy on his soul and mold him into all he can be.
Lord, I beg you to place your hands on him now and to take me under your protection. Make it possible for him to be saved by pointing out the way. As always, I appreciate your consideration. In the name of Jesus Christ, I make this petition, Amen!
My God, please help my wounds to heal.
From the heartbreak, abandonment, and heartache of past loves
And please restore my sense of completeness and joy.
I have been clingy and anxious to a fault,
For a while now, I’ve been feeling hopeless and too willing to accept mediocrity.
Please soothe the craving that causes me to make poor decisions.
Heal the ache in my heart that longs for love.
Help me believe in love and the universe again.
Give me real love, but give it to me when I need it and for the right reasons.
As soon as possible, I beg you to put an end to the distance between me and my soul mate.
My heart needs to start healing first.
Dear King, I pray that you are never alone. I pray that the Lord will bless you with an even better day tomorrow.
Each day, I give thanks to God for the wonderful husband He has provided for me. To God be the glory for all the ways he assists you daily.
We appreciate your unending devotion to us so much. To teach us about love, you gave us your one and only Son to be among us. He died for us and rose again on the third day so that we might spend all of eternity with you!
Lord, to experience even a fraction of the light emanating from your love and perfection would be beyond anything we could hope for. It’s humbling to know that you love us. We are flawed human beings, but we try to do our best every day to live up to the calling you have placed on our lives. Please point us in the right direction. I ask, Father, that you open the eyes and ears of the woman who needs to know your love the most today. You are familiar with her identity, history, and both her successes and failures, as well as her scars. Remind her that she can always come to you for help, that she will always be forgiven, that she can always devote her life to serving you, that she can always renounce the sin that is binding her, and that she can always be set free as a child of God. Let the intensity of their affection for you reflect back to the lonely and the unloved. Allow them to face each new day confident in the knowledge that they are loved beyond measure and are never alone.
Father, please open the eyes of the woman who loves herself more than anyone else to the uniqueness of all of your children. Help her understand what it means to love her neighbor by introducing her to people who are different from her. Please give her the strength to treat others with love no matter what has happened to her. Inspire her with your mercy and strength so that she may love her neighbor each day.
Grant self-love and forgiveness to the woman who has trouble loving herself but has no trouble loving others. Cradle her in your arms and kiss her. Allow her to take care of herself, do the things that bring her joy, and take as much time as she needs to do so. God, you know how much her selfless nature means to you; grant her the serenity your love longs to bestow upon her in this chaotic world.
Thank you, Father, for your unending, unconditional love that never fails to find us no matter where our hearts may be. We admire you so much for being the best model of love there is.
Holy Name of Jesus, Amen.
Short Prayers For Others
I entrust (name) to you, Lord, and I praise you for them.
I appreciate them for who they are and for all the ways in which they have contributed.
I appreciate all the help you’ve given others and the consideration you’ve shown me.
You gave all things their first breath, Lord.
We ask that you infuse them with Your Spirit right now, that they might walk in Your faith, think in Your hope, and live in Your love.
To You be the glory, and to them the joy, of sharing in Your life and Your love, today and forever.