Praying the Bible – Intercessory Prayer

Still life with BibleHave you ever been praying for someone but were at a loss for words?  Or possibly you are praying for someone you have prayed for regularly and realize that you just keep saying the same words each time you pray.  Using the Bible as a template for your prayer time can be a simple solution to these problems.

Last month I introduced the idea of praying the Bible using a psalm.  Today I would like to suggest a way to use the Bible when interceding for someone in prayer.

Praying the Bible for someone is actually very easy to do.  Just take an appropriate passage of scripture and pray those words for the person you have in mind.  The only real difficulty is finding an appropriate passage.

Let me help you out by giving you a starting list.  Below is a list of prayers in the Bible you can use to pray for someone:

  • Numbers 6:24-26
  • Ephesians 1:17-19
  • Ephesians 3:16-19
  • Philippians 1:9-11
  • Colossians 1:10-12
  • Colossians 4:3-4
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
  • Philemon 6
  • 3 John 2

Here is a simple example using Numbers 6:24-26.

The Lord bless <NAME> and keep <NAME>;
the Lord make his face to shine upon <NAME>

and be gracious to <NAME>;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon <NAME>

and give <NAME> peace.

Next time you are praying for someone give this simple prayer tool a try.

by Jerry Wyrick, President of Worship Arts Conservatory


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