Prayer for family and friends is one of the best gifts you can present to your loved ones. God has called us not only to pray for ourselves but for people around us, too, particularly our friends and family. Romans 12:10 says, “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
One thing is sure about prayer – it is never done in waste. Therefore, Thanksgiving for loved ones is always effective. God will answer all prayer points when we need this answer the most.
Prayer for family and friends should be included in our daily prayer time. Every time we pray for ourselves, remember every family member and friend.
Prayer for Family and Friends
O Lord my God, I entrust all my loved ones in your care, and I pray you to protect and guide them daily. Lord, meet them at every point of their need and fulfill all their heart desires. Be their keeper and grant them the opportunity to enjoy good health all the days of their lives.
My Lord and my God, keep my family and friends safe. Keep them far away from oppression. I will not receive any bad reports concerning any of them. They will not die untimely and shall all live to reap the fruits of their labor.
O Lord, touch the hearts of (…….., you can call the names), that is yet to receive you into their lives. Touch their hearts so they may accept that you are the faithful Savior. Touch them so they may enjoy the joy of salvation in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.
Thanksgiving Prayer for Loved Ones
O Lord my God, I thank you for the loving people you have surrounded me with. Thank you for helping them overcome trials and tribulations and being their source of joy. Lord, I thank you for keeping them alive and strengthening them. I thank you for blessing them with all the good gifts of life. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Why do we pray for the family?
The family is the primary place where every individual starts their life. The family is the immediate environment where we primarily receive love and first life lessons. If a family is destructive, individuals in such homes turn out badly. Praying for our family is essential for members to enjoy the peace that strengthens the family bond.
Why do we pray for our friends and loved ones?
No man is an island. We all need someone to lean on at one time or the other. Just as the family is essential, so also are our friends. Although so many people have got themselves entangled with bad friends, there are still many people out there who are better friends. The Bible says in Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
Importance of Prayer for Family and Friends, Loved Ones
The most valuable thing we can do for people around us is to pray for them. We must do this because the Bible tells us to do so. Devoting yourself to brotherly love is not only sending gifts; you also show love when you pray with and for friends and family. Never forget to say thanksgiving prayer for loved ones for everything God has done for them.
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Our prayers for friends and family are not as important as making it essential to pray for them. We must pray for our loved ones because when it is good for them, we also become a beneficiary of the goodness and when things go wrong with them, we are directly or indirectly affected.
For instance, having a family member or friend in the hospital will require your presence which also means your time. And when you find it challenging to be with such a person in the hospital bed, your mind will always be with them. This shows that we are directly or indirectly affected by whatever goes wrong with our family and friends.
The health of our family members and friends, having a great abundance, divine protection, long life, and many more is the responsibility of God. Still, we must also present them to God, particularly concerning friends and families yet to accept Jesus into their lives.
We pray for our friends and family to acknowledge God as responsible for their souls. Sometimes we hide under the excuse that we do not have money to help our families and friends in need. But money isn’t all that matters. Prayer to God is.