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My intercessory prayer for YOU

Dear readers, I'd like to pray for you. I know I like it when people pray for me, so today,  I'm praying an intercessory prayer for YOU, wherever you are, whatever you're facing, whoever you are. God loves you, and so do I. Sue Oh, Lord, I thank you for these readers, these seekers of truth and light. Pour out your grace and compassion on them when they stray from you and bring them back to the safety of your arms. Comfort them when they grieve. Prod them toward the truth of your word and assure them that they can trust you. Protect their hearts and minds from the lies of this world. Convict and forgive them of sins and habits that hurt them and don't honor you, and give them the humility to confess and change. And if they won't confess, Lord, I confess their sins for them and ask you holy hand to guide them toward truth. Make their hearts steadfast  and help them see the world and its many problems from your perspective. You are love and grace , but you are tr

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 gra