Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
Praying for Others
I try to start most of my days in the Scriptures and praying. I don’t hit every day but it’s a habit I feel is worth working on. I use a journal because it helps me to focus and I like to write out my prayers. Reading, studying and meditating on Scripture is a rich time for me personally. However, I also like to pray for others, but sometimes I’m not always sure what to pray for.
So, I decided, “why not pray for them what the Scriptures are teaching me.” For instance, this morning I read Psalm 28 and wrote out verses 8-9 in my journal,
“The Lord is the strength of his people;
He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Be their shepherd and carry them forever.”
I just turn this Scripture into a prayer for others, that the Lord would be their strength today, that they would be blessed and that Jesus, our Shepherd would carry them. This is a simple and yet profound way to pray for people because it uses God’s Word, not just my own. Give it a try. You really can’t go wrong, and people will be blessed and strengthened as God answers your prayers, which by the way, He loves to do!
All for Jesus,