Do you need new ideas for praying for your friends and family? Sometimes, it’s easy to pray the more obvious prayers for our loved ones: “Lord, please move in their financial situation,” or “Lord, I pray for healing in their body.” We can quickly find ourselves in a bit of a prayer rut!
At our church’s ladies meeting this past month, I asked each of our ladies to draw a name from a bowl. Each lady’s name was in that bowl. I asked them to look at the name they’d pulled and pray for that lady this week; really pray. Not just the obvious prayers, not half-hearted prayers, but pray that God works in them and through them, changes who they are to glorify Him.
If you desire a deeper prayer life and more meaningful prayers for your friends and family, consider adding more to your prayers.
Here’s the list I shared with our ladies…
- They understand God’s will
- They gain spiritual wisdom
- They live a life pleasing and honoring to God
- They do kind things for others
- They know God better
- They are given strength
- They endure in patience
- They stay full of joy
- They are thankful
- They remember how much God loves them
I’ve seen God move in many ways, in many lives, and I’m a firm believer in the power of prayer! He is able! Your prayers DO make a difference!