Yesterday I shared a friend messaged she was praying for me which was very encouraging. Today, let’s talk about how we can pray for others.
Don’t cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him,Ephesians 1:16-17
The book of Ephesians is rich in spiritual wisdom about the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian. In chapter 1, Paul tells us that he is praying for the people of Ephesus.
We often pray for family, friends and even friends of family and friends when a specific request is made such as healing from an illness, finding a new job, or wisdom for big life decisions. All of these are good reasons to pray for our family and friends.
But, what if you don’t have a specific request for someone on your prayer list, what can you pray for them?
This past Sunday, our pastor made this suggestion, pray what Paul prayed for the Ephesians. Paul asked that God would give a “spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.” A simple prayer that could have significant impact. We all need more of God’s wisdom and revelation. You can pray this every day for everyone on your prayer list.
Now, when you want to pray for friends and family, but don’t know how to pray for someone, simply ask that God would give them his wisdom and direction in their life and that they will be sensitive and open to the spirit’s leading.
How do you pray for others?