How to Pray for Your Neighbor (and anyone else for that matter)
It’s not for a lack of trying; I tried complaining, cajoling, and criticizing, but most of all, I don’t like the tears and “if-onlys” that accompany my days. It’s because I have no control over what’s going on.
I even tried praying.
Jesus prayed “Thy will be done” in the Garden of Gethsemane; me, I tend to tack this line on at the end of a litany of complaints, demands, and explanations.
God doesn’t need us to give Him advice.
God isn’t concerned with our fears or tears, what-ifs or if-onlys, but He has provided us with the Bible as a prayer guide, and when we align our prayers with God’s Word, we can confidently say, “Thy will be done!”
How to pray for wisdom
Lord, I pray that in everything she does, every child of God seeks You first. Give her a hunger for You; make her curious about You. Give her the gift of faith to believe that following You will cause everything else in her life to fall into place.
How to pray for patience
I pray that Your Spirit will fill him with genuine kindness and self-sacrificial love, and that You will help him to be patient with others, himself, and his circumstances, and that he will persevere through this difficult time.
How to pray for someone’s marriage
May others see their marriage and marvel, giving You praise for all You have done in their hearts. May You gently lead them to spiritual maturity and knowledge of Your will for their home. Teach them Your priorities for their family. May they each follow You on a path of righteous living.
How to pray for yourself
Please encourage me in my faith, and may all of my relationships be sweet because Your Spirit fills me. Soften my heart and give me grace to be compassionate, and help me to be Christlike in every encounter You bring my way today.
How do you bless your neighbors?
BLESSING YOUR NEIGHBORS IN 40 WAYS
- Introduce yourself.
- Pray for them.
- Take out their trash on trash day and bring the bins back inu2014be consistent so the neighbors know they can rely on you.
- Rake their leaves.
- Bring a meal to new neighbors.
- Wash their windows.
What does God say about your neighbor?
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, and mind; this is the first and great commandment; and the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” Jesus says in Matthew 22:37-39.
How do you pray walk a neighborhood?
If someone asks what you’re doing, explain that you’re praying over the neighborhood. Walk in small groups, be aware of your surroundings, and pray silently as you walk. Fill that community with prayer, praying for each person you see, each home or business.
What prayer can I say to bless my house?
Dear God, I thank you for my family; I pray that we will be able to sense your presence throughout this house; I pray that you will bless and protect each of my family members as they go about their daily lives, guiding their gaze to you, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
How do I get my house blessed?
Anoint someone with a Christian blessing.
- If you prefer to have your home blessed by an ordained priest, simply invite him to your home and he will gladly perform the blessing. Normally, the priest will walk from room to room, sprinkling each with holy water.
What does it mean to love thy neighbor?
However, loving your neighbors entails loving those with whom you share a community and those with whom you do not; those who live in your neighborhood and those who do not; those who work with you, go to school with you, or even serve you at your local coffee shop. Loving thy neighbor does not end with those who live in the immediate vicinity of your home.
What does the Bible say about bad neighbors?
u201cIt is a sin to hate one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the poor.u201d
What does the Bible say about taking care of your neighbor?
For the commandments “You shall not commit adultery, murder, steal, or covet,” as well as any other commandment, are summed up in this phrase: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the law’s fulfillment.”
What does intercessory prayer?
The act of praying to a deity or a saint in heaven on behalf of oneself or others is known as intercession.
What do you pray for a prayer walk?
Pray that you will be sensitive to God’s work and where He is leading you. Pray for spiritual eyes so that you can be strategic in your prayers. Pray that He will give you “God moments” and open doors for you to share.
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 the Bible says about blessing your home?
u201cA house is built by wisdom, and a house is established by understanding; by knowledge, the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.u201d Proverbs 24:3-4
Do you pay a priest to bless your house?
To arrange a house blessing, contact a local church, which will usually offer this service for free or refer you to another congregation that does.