30 Important Bible Verses About Praying For Others (Intercession)
We don’t need a human intercessor because we have Christ. One of the ways we care for and love one another is by praying for them. Let’s look at what the Bible says about praying for others.
God commands us to pray for others
God uses prayer to align our hearts to His will, and praying for others strengthens our bond with them as well as our relationship with the Lord. We can pray for comfort, salvation, healing, and safety, among other things.
How to pray for others?
When we pray, God works in our hearts, conforming us to His will and filling us with His peace. We ask the Holy Spirit to intercede on our behalf. Matthew 5:44: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” James 5:16: “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and efficacious.”
“I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me.” Romans 8:26: “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.” Genesis 18:20-33: Abraham prayed to God on behalf of Sodom and Gomorroah. Abraham stood before the Lord and said, “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?”
How do I pray to God to protect others?
My trust is in You, God, and I give thanks for Your love and protection. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
What God says about praying for others?
u201cConfess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.u201d I think it’s a beautiful thing that God gives us glimpses of our relationship with Him in our relationships with others.
What is a good salvation prayer?
Lord Jesus, I confess my sins and ask for your forgiveness; please come into my heart as my Lord and Savior; take complete control of my life and help me to walk in Your footsteps daily through the power of the Holy Spirit; thank you for saving me and answering my prayer.
How do I pray for someone else?
Here are seven ways to pray for the people on your mind:
- Let the Lord know you’re available to be the answer to the prayer(s) you’re praying for people.
- Let the people know you’re praying for them and ask if there’s anything they’d like you to pray for.
Is Psalm 91 a prayer?
Psalm 91 is frequently recited as a protection prayer, and some people say it before going on a journey.
What are the most powerful prayers?
The Top 15 Most Influential Prayers
- Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy.
- The Lord is my shepherd
- I shall not want.
- O gracious and holy Father,
- Morning Prayer.
- Christ with me, Christ before me,
- The Serenity Prayer.
What are the benefits of praying for others?
We may feel helpless at times u2014 a loved one is out of reach, someone is gravely ill, or a situation has spiraled out of control u2014 but we can always pray. Praying for others is not only our privilege and duty, but it can also be our salvation. When we pray for others, something happens in us.
What happens to us when we pray for others?
Prayer demonstrates a genuine affection for others and their well-being, as the entropy of the universe increases ever so slightly as the brain creates heat from doing work, which is the same thing that happens when one prays for someone else’s bad.
What does it mean to intercede in prayer?
The act of praying to a deity or a saint in heaven on behalf of oneself or others is known as intercession.
What does Jesus say about prayer?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
What is the Armor of God Prayer?
Thank you, God, for granting me Your heavenly armor; You have said that this armor is real, and I know that putting on Your mighty armor has power. Please help me stand strong today, and please encourage my heart so that I’m ready for battle.
How do you repent for prayer?
Lord, forgive me for I have sinned before you; wash away my sin, purify me, and help me to turn away from this sin; lead me instead to walk in your way, leaving behind my old life and beginning a new life in you.
How do you pray for someone who has hurt you?
Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective and a heart to want to forgive so that I can be the loving Christian you have called me to be. I ask for patience while you work out your will and show me how to be the loving Christian you have called me to be.u201d
What is the difference between prayer and intercessory prayer?
Prayer is primarily about speaking with God, having a one-on-one conversation with Him, talking and listening; in essence, knowing God through communication with Him. Intercession is about standing in the gap, intervening, or stepping in on someone else’s behalf through prayer, as we’ve seen in so many of the other series so far.
What do you say when you pray for someone?
You can address God as “Dear God,” “Our Heavenly Father,” “Jehovah,” or any other name you have for him; you can even pray to Jesus if you want. Recognize God’s greatness. If you believe in God, you believe he is the creator of the world and all life on Earth.