Tag Archives: PRAYING FOR OTHERS

Standing In The Gap

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Standing In The Gap

God not only wants to talk to Him about our needs, but He also wants us to take part in His meeting the needs of others.

God is always looking for people to stand in the gap for others through prayer. If we stand in the gap for others, God will hear and answer our prayers.

God wants us to…
…be part of His plan.
…be involved in what He is doing..
…stand in the gap, to go before Him on behalf of those who do not know Him.
…be concerned about the welfare of others.
…pray for those around us.

Ezekiel 22:30 NKJV
“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”

In Ezekiel 22 God wanted Ezekiel to stand in the gap for the people in Jerusalem. God told Ezekiel that He is getting ready to pour out His judgment on Jerusalem because of all the wickedness in the city however, He was looking for someone to pled their case.

Genesis 18:22- 33 NKJV
“Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord. And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” So the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack of five?” So He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.” And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?” So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.” Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose thirty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” And he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose twenty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.” Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.” So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.”

Before the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, Abraham was visited by three messengers of God. The Lord told Abraham what would happen to the cities. Abraham interceded for his family and the righteous people that might live there. Abraham went to God on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah – he didn’t just sit back with a negative attitude about the cities.

Dear Father,
Thank-you for the privilege of coming before You in prayer in behalf of others. Help us to truly grasp the great responsibility that comes with that privilege. Cause us to stand in the gap for others, and may we do it without judgment. Help us to feel the urgency to intercede for those around us and for the things that You put on our hearts. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may we pray the desires of Your heart.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Prayer For The Missing

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Prayer For The Missing

Dear Father,

I pray for all those that are missing and their families. I ask that You surround them with Your presence and protection. Fill the authorities working on their cases with supernatural knowledge and wisdom. Someone in each of these cases has information that can help the authorities – I ask that You loose their tongues and cause them to either come forward with that information or cause them to tell someone that will.
For those that have voluntarily ran away, I ask that You cause them to contact their family. Whatever the situation was that cause them to leave, I ask that You bring peace to it and bring restoration to their family.
For those that have been abducted, I ask that You surround them with Your love and protection. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask that You cause them to know that that have not been forgotten and that they are loved. Fill them with hope and may they know that someone is looking for them.
For those that were abducted or ran away that are no longer living, I ask that You help the investigators find their bodies so that the families can have a sense of closure and that they may begin to heal. Fill the families with comfort and peace that only You can give.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

Prayer For Physical Miracle or Healing

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Prayer For Physical Miracle or Healing

Dear Father,

Thank-you for the great love that You have for children. Your report – Your Word, tells me that Jesus was wounded for __________, Jesus was bruised for _____________ iniquities, the chastisement for ____________ peace was upon Jesus, and by Jesus’ stripes ____________ was healed. Victory is given to _____________ through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We ask that You cause every organ, muscle, tissue, cell, joint and ligament, every single fiber of ______________ body to function in perfection. We speak life, health, and vitality to ___________. You, O God, are a God of miracles and we ask that You stretch out Your hand and meet every need in ______________ life – for Your glory.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

“But He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was bruised for our iniquities;

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes we are healed.”

 

Praying Against The Spirit of Suicide

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Praying Against The Spirit of Suicide

Dear Father,

I come before You on behalf of those precious ones that may be thinking about suicide for whatever reason. I pray for a hedge of protection around each one. May You be a wall of fire around them and set Your angels all around them – You are their hiding place. I ask that You shield them from the voice of the enemy and let them hear only Your voice.

Protect them from negative words and actions from others that may be in some way encouraging them to kill themselves. Rescue and deliver each one, and from those whose mouths speak deceit and evil. Deliver them from corrupt and depraved people.

I bind their minds to the mind of Christ and their wills to Your will. I bind them to the finished work of the cross – healing, soundness and wholeness of their minds, bodies, souls and spirits. Fill each of these people with peace and hope and with the spirit of calm and a well-balanced mind. Remove all fret and anxiety from each of them.

For those that are being intimated and bullied, I ask that You show them in a powerful way that they are not inferior – that they are Your workmanship and created in Your image. Cause the people that may be intimating and bulling them to stop.

For those that are depressed, I ask that You give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

May each one of these people refute arguments and theories and reasoning and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God. May they be transformed by the renewing of their mind. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may Your thoughts fill every part of their minds and may they meditate on them day and night.

Cause them to cast their burdens on You for You will sustain them. In the name of Jesus, may they withstand the enemy – may they be rooted in You, established, strong, immovable and determined to follow Your voice. Fill the vacant places within each of them with Your Word, Holy Spirit, Your love and Your wisdom.

I ask that You be with them in times of trouble, sickness, loneliness and discouragement and that You satisfy them with long life and show them Your salvation.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

Praying 2 Peter 3:14

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Praying 2 Peter 3:14

2 Peter 3:14 NKJV

“Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless…”

Dear Lord,

Help __________ to live a godly, holy and peaceful life. While they are waiting on Your return, help __________ by the power of the Holy Spirit to be a pure and blameless. Help __________ to be at peace with You, God and with others. Don’t let __________ be carried away by the errors of wicked people. Don’t allow __________ to loose their secure footing. Help __________ to grow in the special favor and knowledge of You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.