8 Amazing Things That Happen When We Pray for Others
There is a common misconception that only certain people are called or gifted to be intercessory prayer warriors, when the truth is that we are all called to pray for others. Praying for others is a privilege and an inheritance of Jesus as heirs with Christ.
1. When We Pray, We Participate in God’s Work
1 Timothy 2:1-4: “I urge, first and foremost, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people.”
2. Praying for Others Emulates Jesus
We see Jesus praying a lot in the book of Luke, and we can imitate him by bringing petitions to God on behalf of others. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, present your requests to God.”
3. When We Pray for Others, We Share in Their Burdens
Our nature is to pray for our burdens to be lifted or erased entirely, but by offering prayers for the relief of others and sharing their burdens, our burdens seem lighter, and humility allows us to pray earnestly.
4. By Praying for Others, We Join the Ministry of Reconciliation
Paul gives us the ministry of reconciliation, or working to help others know Jesus. Praying for others puts us in the middle of God’s plan to save everyone, and we are invited to be a part of it.
5. When We Pray for Others, We Learn to Trust God
When we pray intercessory prayers, pleading with God on behalf of loved ones and friends, we are relinquishing our ability to respond; when we pray for others, God responds; only by surrendering to God is He able to work through us to fulfill His purposes.
6. When We Pray for Others, We Are Also Changed
When we pray for others, we connect to the One who has the power to transform other people’s hearts while also amending our own.
7. Praying for Others Glorifies God
Prayer is more than a conversation; it is praise for the work God will accomplish through our prayers. “And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13).
8. God Answers When We Pray for Others
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests,” Ephesians 6:18 says, “and pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” Intercessory prayer is a never-ending opportunity to join God in His work.
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 the prayer called when you pray for someone else?
The act of praying to a deity or a saint in heaven on behalf of oneself or others is known as intercession.
Where does the Bible say not to pray for someone?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” Now, as a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting, and I will state unequivocally that I would never tell anyone to stop praying.
How do you pray for someone examples?
Almighty God, for this life and the life to come, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. Lord, please give my treasured friend love and blessings without end.
How do you pray for healing for others?
To Heal A Friend Consider, O’ God, our sick friend, whom we now entrust to Your compassionate care. We believe that no healing is too difficult if it is Your will, so we pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his or her strength, and heal whatever ails him or her in Your loving name.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
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.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
Why is Prayerlessness a sin?
3. All obedience is righteousness, while all disobedience is evil doing. The Lord has given us this command to pray, and if we do not follow it, we are clearly sinning against Him.
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.
How do you say prayer for a sick person?
We lift up all those suffering from various illnesses, asking that You give them the hope and courage they require today and every day, that You ease their pain, calm their fears, and surround them with Your peace.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
How can I bless someone?
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.
- Pray for them.
- Text them a verse of hope.
- Spend time with them just listening to their hearts.
- Make a meal for them and deliver it to their home.
- Send a Bible tract in the mail.
- Offer to watch their children so they can have a date night with their spouse.