Praying for a friend

Lord Jesus,

You are full of power and strength.
You have already defeated the devil on the cross.

Show your power in my friend's life.
Cover _________ with the protection of the Holy Spirit.
Speak truth to ________ and work in his/her spirit to hear your words.
Convict, encourage, uplift.
Bring __________ back into full relationship with you.
I confess __________'s sin on his/her behalf.

Help me to be an encourager and a voice of truth, with compassion.
May I never shrink from what the Holy Spirit is telling me to do or say.
Keep me from pride, self-righteousness, or condemnation
because that is not how you act towards any of us.

You forgive.
You love.
You wait.
You woo.
You rescue.

I pray your power and love over my friend.
I believe in your restorative power, in regeneration and resurrection.
You make all things new,
even the things we mess up.

Thank you for my friend,
and thank you for putting me in ________ life to represent you.
I am grateful for this friendship, where we can sharpen each other in your service.
Help me to be faithful to this calling, to this process of confession.

In Jesus' name,

friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)


  1. Hello Sue. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on t he blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honoured to get connected with you as well as know you being passionate about christian calling, your family, travel , missions, teaching, writing being speaker and so on. I am truly blessed to know you.I have enjoyed the prayer which is for the friend , your have on your blog post. I am sure it is a guide line for those would like to pray for their friends. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another.I HAVE been n the Pastoral ministry for last 40 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of richest and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broknenerted. We al so encourage young and the audlts from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. we would love to have you or young people from your family, friends or church circle come to Mumbai to work with us during your vacation time I am sure they will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.

    1. Diwaker, thank you for posting such an important comment. I am blessed by your readership. I will pray that your ministry in Mumbai will be powerful and effective. I have read about Mumbai and realize only a tiny bit how diverse and how desperate its people are. Praying for encouragement and success for your ministry and your life! Remain faithful to your calling.


Post a Comment

Most Popular Posts

Spiritual warfare over the rebellious child

Praying for your child's future spouse

How to pray for revenge (I mean vengeance and justice)