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How to Pray for Someone You Love

If you’re wondering How to Pray for Someone You Love, you’re in the right place.

Your loved one could be your spouse, a family member, your child, a neighbor, your pastor, a colleague, a business partner, your best friend, or anyone who is a part of your life.

The power of prayer is that it connects us to our loving Father in heaven and we can bring him our prayer requests and get the help we need for a better life. 

Praying for a loved one is one of the best gifts you can give them. And the great thing is prayer is totally free.

Knowing that someone is praying for you in your time of need gives you inspiration, motivation, and strength and encourages your spirit. 

The best way to bear other’s burdens and show them genuine love in through prayer.

These Powerful prayers for your loved ones glorify God, change you, help you trust God, and show that you are a true disciple of Jesus Christ. 

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How Do You Pray for a Loved One

One of the most loving things you can do is ask your loved one “How can l pray for you?”. 

Whenever possible pray specific prayers for a loved especially when they open up to you and share their prayer requests. 

At times, someone won’t share any prayer requests but you can pray for them regularly.

Or you’re stuck because you want to pray for someone but are not sure what to say.

You can use these powerful prayers as a guide to lift your loved one in prayer to the Lord. 

Prayer for Blessings 

When we are in a loving relationship with the Lord, we receive his goodness, kindness, and blessings.

He provides for us and fills us with joy and happiness. It’s by his grace that we are blessed and we can pray for our loved one’s to be blessed too. 

Dear God, thank you for the blessings we receive from you daily. Grant my loved one with favor and good things.

Bless the works of their hands so they can have success.

May they be filled with the fullness of God.Surround them with good friends who encourage them in your word. May your face shine on them always. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen. 

Prayer for a Loved One to Have Peace

Peace is not the absence of problems but rather the presence of God amid life’s problems.

This is what separates us from the world as children of God. Pray for your loved one to experience peace no matter what their circumstances are.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 ESV 

​Christ Jesus, we honor and praise you because you are the Prince of Peace. All power and glory have been given to you.

You are the source of my loved one’s peace. Even in tough times, grant them your peace.

May your truths and promises sustain them. Remove everything causing them to be stressed and anxious.

Grant them peace of mind and calm their troubled heart. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Prayer for Good health

We usually pray when we get sick but it’s also good to pray for our bodies to be strong so that we don’t get sick.

Cover your loved one in prayer so God can strengthen their body and soul.

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 1:2 ESV

Loving Father, thank you that you are the source of strength and good health. I pray for a strong immune system that resists illness for my loved one. 

Help them to stay clear of unhealthy things, habits, and foods but rather guide them to adopt a healthy lifestyle and bless their body with power and vitality. In Jesus’ name l pray. Amen. 

Salvation Prayer for Someone you Love 

As a Christian, it’s important to regularly for those who need to be saved.

Before Jesus Christ left, he left us with the Great Commission which is to spread his Gospel across the world.

Pray for the salvation of your loved one. 

Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for _____. Open their mind and heart so they would be able to receive the love of God shown on the cross when Jesus died.

May they believe in the Gospel and in its power to save us from sin. Bring the right person to them who will lead them to repentance and a knowledge of the truth of your word.

Remove the enemy’s influence in their lives so they can experience true freedom, joy, peace, and love in you. Amen

Prayer for Protection 

We have a real enemy who wants to kill, steal, and destroy us. But we also have a real God, to whom all power belongs.

He is a warrior and will protect and watch over your loved one.

“You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah” Psalm 32:7 ESV 

Almighty God, you are the all-powerful and all-knowing King. Hide my loved one in the shadow of your wings. Preserve them from the enemy’s schemes and tactics.

Deliver them from his attacks. May they be equipped with the armor of God to fight spiritual warfare. Thank you that victory in you is guaranteed. Amen. 

Prayer for Strength in Difficult Times

There are times when your loved one is tired emotionally, physically, mentally, or spiritually. It’s in those times of need that they need you to pray for their strength to be restored. 

 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1 NIV 

Almighty God, thank you that even in seasons of weakness, you are our strength. I know that ____ is tired and they need you.

Comfort them Lord and carry them as they weather this storm. Remind them of your goodness and promises.

May they come to you as their source of strength so you can sustain them during this difficult time. In Jesus’ name l pray. Amen. 

Prayer for the Future of a Loved One 

The future is unknown and can feel quite scary.

But God’s Word encourages us with promises that our future is filled with good things and blessings from him. Prayer for a bright future for your loved one. 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

Father God, we are so blessed that you are our Creator, Redeemer, and Friend. Our future is safe in your loving hands.

I pray for my loved one to enjoy a future filled with good things, success, and hope. 

May they believe in your word and hold onto your promises for the future so it can give them confidence and courage. Amen. 

Prayer for a Loved one to Trust in God 

Growing your trust in God is very important as a Christian and it makes a big difference in how you live.

God is our Heavenly Father and Creator so we can trust him in all areas of our lives.

​Father God, thank you for your presence in my life. Help my loved one to stand firmly on your word and trust you wholeheartedly.

Remind them that you are for them and you want the best for them.

May they learn to let go and let God take control of every area in their life. In Jesus’ name l pray. Amen. 

Prayer for a Loved One to Overcome Temptation 

All of us face temptations. But the good news is God has given us the power to resist temptation and overcome it.

Pray for your loved ones to be intentional and make wise choices that allow them to flee temptation and not entertain it.   

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

​Dear God, I pray for _____. Empower them to resist temptation and cling to your truths.

Give them the strength and boldness to walk away from sin just like Joseph boldly walked away from Potiphar’s wife. 

Open their eyes to be able to see a way to escape from sin. Strengthen their faith and help them to stand firm in their trust in you. Amen. 

Encouragement Prayer for a Loved One 

Life is full of ups and downs and along the way, your loved one may feel discouraged and ready to give up on their faith.

It’s in those times that they need prayers of encouragement. 

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that my loved one will be able to cope with the challenging season before them.

May your grace, unconditional love, and truth encourage them. 

Help them to see that these tough times are temporary and through your death, we have been made victorious.

May them hold onto your promises as they place their hope and trust in you. Amen. 

Prayer for Wisdom and Discernment

Wisdom makes all the difference in a person’s life.

It helps them make the right decisions and know how to apply God’s word in everyday life. Pray for your loved one to have wisdom from the Lord. 

O God, thank you that you invite us to ask for wisdom when we need it.

Please grant my loved one the wisdom and discernment to make sound decisions.

Increase their knowledge and understanding as well. 

Open their heart and ears to listen to wise advice from godly men and women around them. Help them to be intentional and use their time wisely. Amen. 

Prayer for a Loved One to Receive Guidance and Direction 

The Lord is with us and he is ready to guide us on the right path.

When we feel lost and overwhelmed, we can reach out to God through the power of prayer to receive direction and guidance.

Good God, thank you that we can come to you in prayer to ask for what we need.

My loved one needs you. Lead them in the right way with your truth and unconditional love.

Guide them so they can find the right direction. Help them to surrender to your will and guidance. Amen. 

Prayer for a Loved One Who is Grieving 

It’s not easy to see someone you love going though grief.

The pain of losing someone who was a part of your life can change your perspective on life and even shake your faith.

But the Bible says the Holy spirit is our comforter in those seasons. 

Loving Father, you are worthy of all the praise and worship. I bring ___ before you today. You know they’re hurting.

Surround them with your divine love.

May the Holy Spirit comfort, encourage, strengthen, and give them hope during this difficult time. In Jesus’ name l pray. Amen. 

Prayer for Joy 

The word of God encourages us to always be filled with joy no matter what our circumstances look like.

As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be different and trust in Him in all situations. 

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 NIV 

​Christ Jesus, thank you for your abounding grace and mercy. You are the source of our joy.  

I pray for ____ to be filled with the joy of the Lord. May joy strengthen them in this season.

Show them all the good things in their life so they will be full of gratitude and joy. Amen. 

Prayer for Opportunities and Open Doors 

There are times when opportunities are right in front of us but we miss them because the enemy has blinded us.

Through the power of prayer, we can ask the Lord to open our eyes so we can walk into the open doors. 

​Dear God, thank you that you open doors that no one can shut and you close doors that no one can open.

Open their eyes to see opportunities that are before them. I pray for fresh opportunities for them that will result in them experiencing good things.

Strengthen them to walk into open doors and establish the work of their hands. In Jesus’ holy name, l pray. Amen. 

Prayer for Perseverance 

It’s not easy to persevere and keep holding onto your faith in God through life’s fierce storms.

But God’s word says there is a blessing for those who persevere and stand strong in tough times. 

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 NIV 

Almighty God, there is none like you under the heavens and in all the earth.

I come to you with my loved one. Help them to persevere and endure the trials they are facing. Draw them near to you and give them strength and hope. 

Guide them to consider the blessing and reward that will come to those who are faithful to the very end.

Sustain them, uphold them, and surround them with your divine love. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Success Prayer for a Loved One 

God’s word talks about good success which we can experience when we meditate on his word and put it into practice.

Pray for your loved one to be blessed with this success. 

 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 ESV 

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for ____ to abide in your presence and practice your word in their lives.

May they excel and have good success in their love life, career, finances, family, spiritual life, and every area of their life.

Go before them and make their path prosperous. Amen. 

A Healing Prayer for Someone You Love 

When someone is ill and in pain or dealing with a diagnosis, they usually request prayer.

In those times they may not be able to pray for themselves so other’s prayers will be appreciated. 

Father God, l bring my loved one to you. Touch their body with your healing power. Restore them to strength again.

Let sickness and pain leave their body as your love surrounds them.

May those around them strengthen and support them in this difficult season. Amen. 

Prayer When Someone You Love is Hurting

Sometimes when your loved one is hurting, they may not be able to share their pain with you as they try to process it themselves.

If you see that their behavior has changed and they are hurting, lift them in prayer. 

Dear Heavenly Father l bring ___to you in prayer. May they feel the love and comfort of the Holy Spirit as he embraces them in his arms.

Guide them so they can lay their burdens down at the foot of the cross and get the strength, comfort, and grace they need. Amen. 

Prayer for a Loved One’s Mind 

Sin and temptation all start in the mind then the actions follow.

It’s only when our mind is renewed to resist the flesh and prioritize the spiritual things that we can walk in victory as Christians. 

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV 

Christ Jesus, thank you for your grace and mercy. Help my loved one so they no longer conform to the standards and patterns of this world.

Transform and renew their minds so they can follow your will. 

May God saturate their minds with the Gospel and help them to dwell only on the things that are above. Guard their heart and mind. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen. 

Prayer for a Loved One in a Crisis 

When you are in a crisis whether physical, mental, or spiritual, you may not even have a moment to stop and pray.

That’s when we need those around us to pray for our needs so the Lord can help and guide us. 

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 NIV 

 Dear God, you are faithful and powerful. In our times of need, you don’t abandon us but your presence is with us.

As my loved one is in a crisis, we look up to you as our Helper. ​You know what they’re going through right this minute.

Draw near to them and offer them comfort, guidance, and strength. Grant them relief and peace during this time of crisis.

May they experience your unconditional love. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen. 

Humility Prayer for Someone you Love 

Humility is one of the main attributes Jesus uniquely had even though he was the Son of God.

As his disciples, we are called to be humble as well. Pray for your loved one to refrain from pride and arrogance and embrace a humble spirit. 

Dear Lord, I pray that my loved one would focus on the needs of others more than their own needs.

May they choose to walk humbly in your ways and principles. 

Teach them to have a humble spirit. May they not seek their own glory but live to please you and give you honor and glory. Amen. 

Prayer for Hope in Tough Times

In difficult times, it’s the hope that we have in the Lord that sustains us.

Hope for a better life and future will give your loved one strength and courage in challenging times. 

​Dear Lord, fill my loved one’s heart with hope. In seasons of uncertainty and darkness, may their hope and trust be in you.

Help them see the possibilities ahead and remain assured in your timing and your ways. Amen. 

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Prayer for a Loved One to Have a Godly Character  

The goal of every Christian is to become more like Christ.

He changes us from the inside out and we start to exhibit a Godly character which sets us apart as children of God.

It’s important to pray for your loved one to develop such a character. 

 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”Colossians 3:12-14 NIV 

Dear Lord, l pray for ____. Help them to develop compassion for others, and be kind, gentle, humble, and patient.

Guide them so they can forgive others in the same way that the Lord Christ Jesus forgave them. 

May they be filled with the fullness of God as they submit to his authority.

I pray that they would be compelled by God’s love to have a Godly character so that those around them would know that they’re a disciple of Christ Jesus. Amen. 

Prayer for God’s Grace 

We are saved by God’s grace and it continues to sustain us and give us a good life.

Pray that the Lord would bestow his divine grace upon your loved one’s life. 

Loving Father, may your grace light the path for my loved one.

May they understand your amazing grace more deeply and may it lead them to repentance.

Through your grace, provide for all they need. Increase your grace in their life every day. Amen. 

24 Ways to Pray for Someone You Love

The best thing you can do for your loved one is to pray for them.

It shows that you trust and rely on the Lord to take care of your loved one’s needs.

These powerful prayers for a loved one are a way of showing them true love.

Praying for others is a powerful way to encourage them and glorify the Lord. We become more like Christ Jesus as we lift others in prayer. 

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