Have you ever wondered how to pray for someone?

Have you wondered how to pray for someone A prayer devotional from AnExtraordinaryDay.net

Maybe someone in your family or a close friend has gone off to college for the first time. How do you pray for him?

Maybe your friend is in a new job… or maybe they are in an old job that has challenges every way they turn. How do you pray for her?

There are so many scenarios.  Someone needs prayer and you’re at a loss.

I have a prayer for you to pray and it comes straight from the Bible….


This is my prayer for you: that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love; that you will see the difference between good and bad and will choose the good; that you will be pure and without wrong for the coming of Christ; that you will be filled with the good things produced in your life by Christ to bring glory and praise to God.

Philippians 1:9-11

It’s a prayer you can pray for your friends, your spouse, and your children.

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You can even pray it for yourself.

When you pray it “over” someone, you might pray it like this…

Lord, I pray for “insert name,” that your love will grow in him/her more and more; that “Jordan” will have knowledge and understanding with that love you’ve given him/her; that “Jordan” will see the difference between good and bad and will choose the good; that “Jordan” will be pure and without wrong at the time of your coming; that “Jordan” will be filled with the good things produced in his/her life by Christ and bring glory and praise to you, God.

In the Name of Jesus we ask, Amen.

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The next time God brings someone to mind and you know that you need to pray, but are uncertain as to “how” to pray… pray Philippians 1:9-11.  It’s a powerful prayer.

And remember…. that when a godly person prays… things happen.

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It’s JoyDay!


And time to get our joy meters soaring!

Please join me in thinking back over the past week and counting seven things for which you are thankful.  This simple exercise of counting and giving thanks together in this space is something we do each week to reset our compasses and put our eyes back on the Lord.

I’ll start…

Thank you, God for…

  1. pesky yellow jackets that are entering our apartment from who knows where and stinging us… even in the middle of the night. Somehow you are not going to waste this awful experience.
  2. the sun that finally came out!!
  3. your provision.
  4. knowing you not only fight for us… YOU ARE victorious.
  5. a new small group and meeting new people.
  6. for delicious cider and donuts.
  7. for future grace… keep us strong as we wait on You.

Now…it’s YOUR turn!

List your ‘seven’ in the ‘share your extraordinary thoughts’ section below.  You’ll be glad you did.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet thoughts.

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  1. Debbi Saunders says

    Thank You Lord…..
    1. For the Godly women and prayer partners that you have brought into my Life…
    2. For the perfect prayer found in your word to pray over people when we are not sure how to pray for them and for Diane for sharing it with us!
    3. For answered prayer for direction and guidance in Jordan’s job search…
    4. For resolving a conflict with someone at work in such a wonderful way…
    5. For improvement in some health issues my brother has been having….
    6. For your loving grace and guidance…
    7. For making me more aware of your presence with me in my daily life…..

  2. Thank you Lord:
    1. For this new prayer directly from Scripture to pray for my family and friends.
    2. For friends that God sends by unexpectedly to make me laugh when I am feeling very much like not laughing.
    3. For promises of Scripture that I can stand on and believe in even if I never see the answers.
    4. For warm Fall sunshine.
    5. For day trips with my hubby to explore the unknown.
    6. For the feeling that we are right where we are supposed to be in spite of not knowing why.
    7. For always having something to look forward to. A future and a hope.
    God bless you Diane <3

  3. Glenda Kremer says

    nice prayer! I pray 2-3 hours a day for hundreds of people and love specific prayer requests. not usually at a loss as to what to pray. very sad to get few updates! my cancer prayer cards with 200 people on them I have finally decided to only add people with a follow up person as last year I finally found out 3 had died but no one told me so I was still praying healing! then I have my regular prayer cards that take about 2 hours a day! I love people and I love praying for them! have a blessed day!

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