Prayer For Each Other

Lord Jesus, you taught us by example to pray for others. Help us to take time throughout our busy, complex days to pray for one another. Empower us with your Spirit. Amen.

Jesus, help us to see that we are your love letters to a world desperate to be loved. We ask that you would show us that each one of our stories is valuable to your kingdom and that you want to use us to spread your love to the ends of the earth. You have written the gospel love story on the tablets of our heart and it's a story that needs to be shared. We pray for the courage and conviction to share our personal love letter with others. Amen.

God, we want to be humble proclaimers of your grace. We pray that you would keep our own sin and our own need for you at the forefront of our minds so that we would not boast in ourselves as we tell others about you. We pray that we would go to others as beggars showing other beggars where to get bread. Keep us from getting prideful; keep the truth of the gospel always before us so that we can better love others.

Father, so many of our friends and family feel condemned by the mistakes they've made and the sins they've committed. Some believe there is no way God or anyone could ever really love them. Jesus, we pray that you would help us to show the love of God to our brothers by withholding judgment and condemnation. We pray that through this love your Holy Spirit would speak the words, You are forgiven, now go and sin no more.

God, you have done incredible works in and through our lives. You have done incredible works through the lives of those around us. We pray that you will help us to tell others about the amazing things that we have seen and heard. We want it to be natural for us to desire to share all that you have done in our lives with others. Make us like the early church that could not help but speak!

Jesus, you offer the gift of salvation free, without cost and without prerequisites. We pray that our friends and family who need this gift would see that it is not something they can earn or buy. We ask that you would help them open their hands to you and accept this free gift.

Father, we want to smell like you, look like you, sound like you, and touch like you so that those around us can experience you. Jesus, make us a sweet fragrance to those who are being saved. When our love smells rotten to those who are perishing, help us to love and pray for them. Help us remember that no one is outside the reach of God's grace.

God, I want to lift up my friends and family who have not yet seen their need for a savior because they do not see their own sin. Open their eyes to the hurt they cause you and others. Open their hearts to the depth of their need for saving. May they see that there is no one righteous, not even one. Remove the scales from their eyes so they can see clearly.