Prayer for Family and Friends

Prayer for Family and Friends

Prayer for Family and Friends

This could be a daily or weekly or even a monthly prayer for family or friends or just someone you have met. Put their name on the blank as you read the prayer. You can also download a PDF of the prayer here. 

Have ________ learn to lean on you with absolute confidence in Your power, wisdom and goodness and be filled with unselfish love. 

May ________ be motivated by the hope that awaits him in heaven.

May _________ love be well grounded and nurtured in the Holy Spirit.

Have ________ be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom with insight into Your purposes.

May ________ have a greater and deeper understanding of spiritual things.

May ________ walk in a manner worthy of the Lord displaying admirable character, moral courage and personal integrity.

Have ________ please You Lord Jesus in all things.

May ________ bear fruit in every good work and steadily grow in the knowledge of You with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for Your precepts , your warnings, your instructions, your way of thinking, your commandments, your doctrines, your bidding, your decrees, your formulas, your guidelines, your mandates, and your principles.

Amen

 

Prayer for Family and Friends

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Christian Prayer for A Friend

Christian Prayer for A Friend

Christian Prayer for A Friend

Wherever you see the line________ put the person’s name you are praying for.

 

Our Father (of ________), who art in heaven (You see every aspect of ________ and his life and You designed him) hallowed be Your name. (You are all powerful)

Thy kingdom come in _________ life, thy best, highest will be done with friend and his family, in the same way Your will is always done in heaven.

Give ________ this day his physical and spiritual bread (Jesus is the bread of life) and forgive ________ of his sins (rebellion, apathy, passivity and a lack of love and passion for You) and may ________ have the grace to forgive others and not hold resentment or grudges of any kind.

And always, a big one Lord, lead ________ not into temptation but deliver him from evil (of all sorts).

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power to save ________, and the eternal glory ________ will behold and enjoy forever.

Amen

If you would like to download a PDF of the “Christian Prayer for A Friend” click the button below. 

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We all travel on an individual journey on this planet earth that God has put into motion from the day we were formed in our mothers’ body. We all have deep questions that need to be answered. Why are we here? Is this all there is?

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Christian Baptism and Dedication Prayer

Christian Baptism and Dedication Prayer

Christian Baptism and Dedication Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, we’re thankful for the opportunity, honor, and blessing to be here today with _________ to share in his/her baptism.  May you grow his/her mustard seed of faith and acorn of courage into mighty oaks and may Wisdom bestow keen insight and deep understanding into the blessings of living a Holy life as he/she grows and matures into the man/woman you’ve called him to be before the foundations of this world.

May the Holy Spirit bless us with His presence here today and guide _______’s  thoughts and harness his/her God given talents into powerful forces so that he/she may be a positive influence in the world, a blessing to those he/she encounters, a champion to the less fortunate, and an unwavering promoter of virtue and decency.

Lord, please build a fortress of protection around _______’s body, mind, and soul to defend against the spiritual forces of darkness and the powers of this world. Teach him/her the benefits of putting on your armor so he/she can lead a noble and victorious fight for good in a world that’s lost its way.

Teach him/her the value of your Word, the joy and peace it brings, and to the wisdom and strength of mind it imparts to those who mine its treasure.  And mold and develop a good attitude in him/her so that he/she can weather all the ups and downs of this life.

May _______ be a motivator and encourager by displaying strength of kindness and the power of grace to those you put in his/her path.  May you imbue him/her with the strength of will to stand up for what is right while providing him/her with diplomacy, shrewdness, and wisdom.

Bless his/her feet to stay on the straight and narrow path, and not be deceived by the world’s magnificent, but hollow splendor.  May he/she avoid the pitfalls of youthful indulgences that lead to the well-worn path of trouble, pain, and wasted time.

And Father please bless those of us gathered here today in support of _______ so that we may walk worthy and be courageous defenders of heavenly common-sense it takes to be a strong support system for _______.

We pray these things in the name of Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, Great High Priest, Bread of Life, Good Shepherd, Mighty One, Light of the World, The Way, The Truth, The Life, the King of Kings and Victorious One… and we all say – Amen!

Steve Oberhansly, a guest blogger, wrote this Christian Baptism and Dedication Prayer to be spoken over his grandson Isaiah at his baptism. When Steve gave us permission to publish this prayer he said “I could do worse than praying this for myself every day.”  We agreed.

You are welcome to use this prayer it if you wish. We left blacks for you to fill in with the child’s or adults name and made in gender neutral.  

You can download a PDF copy of this prayer right here.

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We all travel on an individual journey on this planet earth that God has put into motion from the day we were formed in our mothers’ body. We all have deep questions that need to be answered. Why are we here? Is this all there is?

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Keeping Prayer Intellectually Interesting

Keeping Prayer Intellectually Interesting

Keeping Prayer Intellectually Interesting

Christian’s of all intellects and IQ’s find prayer challenging at times. All the common prayers (without training) fall into words used like help, bless, protect, love, heal, etc.

Of all my “helps” in prayer, the most superior one by far is using the Scriptures from the Bible.

For example, in praying for another person I could try to collect thoughts from my own mind or look for inspiration directly from the Holy Spirit into my mind,  but if I really want to have a richer, deeper, far more interesting prayer I can use the Word as an inspiration directly from God.

God became a man and dwelt among us (Jesus Christ) and communicated with us directly.

James 4:2 relays the truth that “we have not because we ask not”, meaning, God has given us an incredibly gift of being able to go to Him and actually ask for Him to do something, possibly something He won’t do unless we ask.

He so wants us to be intimately involved with Him that He limits His doing certain things to our asking Him.

Keeping Prayer Intellectually Interesting

Think of a father responding to the request of a child. He is delighted to grant the request if it falls into his general will of what is ultimately in the best interests of the child.

So, if we believe our lack of prayer could limit what God wants to do, then we would want to know what His general will is for His children, and that is most clearly and easily for in His written word.

Why waste time praying if you aren’t confident about what you are asking for?

Scriptures teaches that Christ Himself is praying for us on the Throne in heaven.  I want to know what He is praying and be in agreement with Him. I believe I can clearly find His will in the scriptures.

And so, I come “boldly unto the throne of grace and find help in time of need” because I can clearly determine God’s revealed will in the scriptures.

So how do you use scripture to pray?

Literally, an easy way to begin, open your Bible and pray, ” What is Your revealed will for me or Jon or Mom?”. Look for His revealed will. Look for the point He is trying to make or communicate. And then agree with Him!

Can we actually release the will of God from heaven onto the earth?

 

Keeping Prayer Intellectually Interesting

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We all travel on an individual journey on this planet earth that God has put into motion from the day we were formed in our mothers’ body. We all have deep questions that need to be answered. Why are we here? Is this all there is?

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