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- 33 Important Things To Pray For Others
- Prayers For Our Government
- Prayers for our friends
- Things To Pray For Our Teachers
- 5 Things To Pray For Sinners And Backsliders
- 5 Things To Pray For Pastors And Religious Leaders
- 5 Things To Pray For The Nation
- 3 Things To Pray For New Christians or Converts
- In Summary
In the book of Timothy, the Apostle Paul instructed all believers to make intercessory prayers for other people (1 Timothy 2:1). As any experienced Christian will tell you, the best prayer is the one prayed for others. So if you are stuck on things to pray for others, then you’ve come to the right page.
Because in this article, I will give you a list of 33 things – backed by scriptures – to pray for others. Here we will be praying for the following;
- Our Government
- Our Friends
- Our Teachers
- Sinners and Backsliders
- Pastors and Religious Figures
- Our Country and The World
- New Christians
And much more!
So let’s get started.
33 Important Things To Pray For Others
The prayers have been broken down into the sections below.
Prayers For Our Government
see these five things to pray for our government.
1. Pray That Your Leaders Become Wise;
Wisdom is very crucial for direction and decision-making. If your leaders are not wise, they’ll lead the country to ruin (Proverbs 4:7, 14:14, Ecclesiastes 10:10).
2. Pray That Your Leaders Become Courageous
Courage is what makes a nation great. Without courage, the government would yield to external pressure and threats, or they might even find it difficult to resolve issues diplomatically.
Moses repeatedly reminded Joshua to be strong and courageous (1 Sam 17, Joshua 1:8).
3. Pray For Unity Among Your Leaders
A house that is divided against itself cannot stand. If you don’t want your country to stand on a wobbling foundation, pray for your leaders’ unity (Numbers 11:16-30, 1 Kings 4:7).
4. Pray That Corrupt Government Officials will be Cut Off.
Corruption is cancer in the economic system. No country can prosper financially, infrastructurally, and globally when corrupt individuals divert funds to their private bank accounts.
Pray that the corrupt politicians in your country will be exposed, penalized, and funds recovered for good use (Proverbs 2:22, Leviticus 19:35).
5. Pray That a Good person Shall Lead The Country
Suppose a good politician who cares about the country, has sympathy for the masses and has visions for the economy becomes the leader. In that case, there will be growth, prosperity, and peace across the nation (Proverbs 29:2).
Prayers for our friends
see 5 Things To Pray For Our Friends
6. Pray That God Bless Them For Being Our Friends
Having someone to share your secret with in trust is rate. And when we have one, we should be grateful for it.
So praying God blesses your friends is worth considering (Deuteronomy 28:2-28).
7. Pray For The Safety Of Your Friends
The world today, as we know it is full of evil. Cyber theft, kidnapping, fatal accidents, armed robbery, war, etc., can endanger our friends.
It’s good that we pray to God to keep our friends safe from dangers – so they can be alive to keep being our friends (Isaiah 54:17).
8. For That, Your Friends Succeed In All Endeavours
Your friend’s success will surely rub off on you, and as a Christian, it’s good to see those associated with you thrive (3 John 2).
9. Pray For Any Sick Friend You Have
Even Jesus Himself has commanded us to pray for the sick. So if you have a sick friend, it’s your responsibility as a Christian to pray for them (Exodus 15:26).
10. Pray That Your Friends Live Long
Everyone wishes for long life. Fortunately, God has promised his children health and long life.
We can also pray that our friends are granted long life, health, and peace (Psalm 91:16).
Things To Pray For Our Teachers
11. Pray That Your Teachers Have Peace Of Mind
Every teacher needs to find peace of mind to focus on giving their students the best lessons in the most captivating and energetic way possible.
Besides, everyone needs peace of mind (Romans 15:13)
12. Pray For God’s Provision In The Life Of Your Teachers
Teachers are primarily underpaid, depending on which part of the world you live in, or their salaries are perpetually delayed.
They have families to feed, and they have to dress smart, eat right, pay rent, and foot more bills.
We should pray for divine provision in their lives (Psalm 132:15).
13. Pray That Your Teachers Increase In More Wisdom, Understanding, and Insight;
Teaching is their profession. The more they know, the more they can explain to you, and the more they’ll progress.
So asking for God’s hand on their intelligence will go a long way for their career (Daniel 6:3)
14. Pray For The Manifestation Of The Spirit In The Life Of Our Teachers;
Asides from school teachers, we have church – Sunday School – teachers. They’ll feel more fulfilled when they teach the power of the holy ghost than their carnal knowledge.
So we can support them spiritually by calling for the holy Spirit’s manifestation in their lives (2 Timothy 3:16).
15. Pray For Your Teacher’s Career Progress
Teaching is a profession; no professional wants to be at the bottom for long. Your prayers can open up opportunities for your teachers, helping them advance in their careers (Luke 2:32).
5 Things To Pray For Sinners And Backsliders
16. Pray For The Salvation Of Their Souls
No matter how much we preach to unbelievers, the Holy Spirit can still convince and save them.
So after sharing the gospel with sinners, it’s wise to pray for their salvation and conversion (Romans 10:1)
17. Pray That God Keep Them Alive Till They Find Mercy
Once a sinner dies, they are forever condemned. But it’s good to pray that God will preserve their lives till mercy finds them and they become saved (1 Samuel 24, Luke 23:34).
18. Pray For The Healing Of Their Heart
Some people who backslide or refuse to accept Christ do so because they’ve been seriously hurt emotionally, financially, mentally, or spiritually.
We can pray that God heals their heart and help them experience His peace and love (Psalm 34:18).
19. Pray That The Influence Of The Devil Over Their Lives Should Cease
The devil is the only reason they have not yet yielded to Christ.
Apostle Paul made us understand that Satan has blinded the eyes of the world’s people.
We should pray that God destroys every devil’s influence over their life (John 10:10, Luke 4:18).
20. Pray That God Will Show Himself To Them
Just like Saul – later Apostle Paul – repented after Jesus appeared to him, some people will only repent when they experience the reality of God’s power.
This could be through miracle healing, an intense encounter, or divine protection.
Pray that God gives them the grace to experience His existence and power (Acts 22:6, 2 Kings 5).
5 Things To Pray For Pastors And Religious Leaders
21. Pray That Your Church Leaders Operate In The Holy Ghost Power
Without the power of the Holy Spirit, your men of God will only minister in carnal charisma.
But with the Holy Spirit, the life of God will flow out of every word they speak (2 Timothy 3:16).
22. Pray That Your Leaders Don’t Grow Weary Of Doing Good
Being good and doing good can get very discouraging at times, as there will be pressure from evil forces, and some individuals can take hurtful advantage of those that do good.
So pray that regardless of the circumstance, your church leaders won’t grow weary in doing good, being kind, and spreading Christ’s love (Galatians 6:9).
23. Pray That Will Clothe Your Church Leaders With Humility
The church’s leaders might not grow without humility because God actively resists the proud.
And where leaders lack humility, the ability to serve will not be there.
So pray that your leaders become and remain humble (Proverbs 22:4, Jame 4:6).
24. Pray For Unity Among Church Leaders
In any organization, unity is vital, and this is especially true for the children of God.
Since we are one in Christ, any form of division will cause malfunctioning in the house of God.
So pray for unity and oneness of mind and Spirit among church leaders (1 Corinthians 1:10).
25. Pray For The Protection Of The Church Leaders
Pastors, Bishops, Apostles, Prophets, etc., are constantly under fire from the kingdom of darkness, mainly because they lead God’s army and stand in the gap.
We can also support them in the Spirit by praying for divine protection and caring over their lives and affairs (Ephesians 6:12).
5 Things To Pray For The Nation
26. Prag For The Peace Of The Nation
Where there is war, lives are lost, properties are destroyed, and deep scars are created forever.
This is the work of the devil and not the will of God. We need peace to carry the gospel worldwide without threat effectively.
Pray that every rising what would be nullified and peace will reign (Psalm 122:6).
27. Pray That Evil Men In The Nation Shall Not Prevail
Armed robbers, kidnappers, terrorists, ritualists, corrupt civil servants, politicians, scammers, etc. These kinds of people make the nation unbearable.
We should pray to God that will frustrate their efforts and their works will fail (1 King 21).
28. Pray For The Property Of The Nation
Your country needs to prosper. Therefore, the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding needed to raise the country over poverty should be granted.
You should pray for a more intelligent generation and the rise of entrepreneurs, inventors, and the workforce.
Our nation can be blessed by our prayers (3 John 2).
29. Pray That The Less Privileged In Your Countries Will Be Remembered
We can also pray that God would touch the hearts of the wealthy to provide for orphans, the homeless, widows, and mentally derailed people.
Even drop-out kids would not be left out (1 Timothy 6:17-18).
30. Pray For The Revival Of The Nation
God is still King, and everybody should worship him.
Even though religion today has diverted millions from the true God, it doesn’t mean it should remain that way. Every human is still required to have a one-on-one relationship with creators.
So pray that revival sweeps through your country and that everyone will turn to the living God.
3 Things To Pray For New Christians or Converts
31. Pray That New Converts Have The Boldness To Identify With Christ In Public
It takes courage to identify with Christ in a world where immorality is cultural.
Without that courage, new converts can easily deny their Christianity in the face of ungodly pressures (1 Daniel 1:8-16, Acts 4:13)
32. Pray That New Christians Are Filled With The Power Of The Holy Ghost
To successfully live as a Christian, all believers need the Holy Spirit to bless them with the gifts and fruits of the Spirit.
This gives them the power to live obediently, oppose the devil, and endure persecution.
33. Pray That God Grants Them Supernatural Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding Of His Word
Without understanding God’s word, believers would become ignorant, less guided, and eventually perish.
But if God opens their eyes to the profound insights in his word, they can live a life guided by light, grow their faith, and impact their society (Hosea 4:6, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:18).
It’s time to pray! You can go through these prayers using the given scriptures as a guide.
The Holy Spirit will give you the strength and grace to make intercessory prayers as you desire to pray for others.