Father, thank you for your great love and for calling us to be your holy people. May the grace and peace of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, rest on us. Thank you for faith of n. and how the world is being impacted because of it. Encourage n. and give her the grace of endurance. Inspire the mind of Christ in n. and me so that with one voice we may glorify you. Grow her trust in you, and impart your joy and peace. May the power of your Holy Spirit overflow into her life and bring her hope. Grant that n. and I may reunite in joy and refresh each other’s spirit. Until that time, keep us in your peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Father, thank you for sanctifying us through your Son Jesus and calling us to be your holy people. Send your grace and peace to all who call on his name. Thank you for extending the grace of Christ to n. Enrich her speech and fill her with all knowledge so that the testimony about Christ is confirmed in her. Fill n. with your spiritual gifts. Keep her blameless as she waits for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. Keep her faith firm to the end. Sustain n. in the fellowship of your Son to which you have called her. Let the grace of your Son Jesus be with her. Strengthen my love for her. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, comfort us in all our troubles. Give us patience to endure what distresses us. Grant that we may comfort others with the comfort we have received from you. Firm up our hope in you. Lead us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession. May we spread the knowledge of Jesus everywhere and be to the perishing the pleasing aroma of life and salvation. Make us equal to this task. Bless us abundantly. Supply what we need in all things at all times so that we may abound in every good work. Fill us with the seed of your Word, and enlarge our harvest of righteousness. Enrich us so that we may be generous to all, bringing thanksgiving to you. Enable us to serve your people so that others will also express their thanks. Grant that our confession of your Son’s gospel be confirmed by our obedience in sharing with those in need. Thank you for the indescribable gift of your surpassing grace. Keep us from doing wrong; strengthen us to stand the tests of our lives. Restore us to you and to each other when we fail. Grant us grace to be of one mind, encouraging one another. Let your love and peace be always with us. May the grace of your Son Jesus Christ and the fellowship of your Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.
Abba, Father, thank you for adopting as your children and for sending your Spirit into our hearts. Thank for making us heirs of your promises. Clothe us with Christ your Son. Enable us to serve one another humbly in love. Fill us with your Spirit so that our lives overflow with love, joy, peace, kindness, and goodness. Empower us to be forbearing, faithful, and gentle to all. Grant us self-control, and put to death our sinful passions and desires. Restrain us from being conceited and from provoking and envying others. Keep us in step with your Spirit, and visit us with your peace and mercy. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us and all our brothers and sisters. Amen.
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for blessing us with every spiritual blessing through him. Thank you for choosing us to be your adopted children. Thank for the grace you have lavished upon us, giving us redemption and forgiveness of our sins. Give n. the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so she may know your Son better. Enlighten the eyes of her heart. May she know the hope to which you have called her. Gift her with the riches of Christ’s glorious inheritance. Strengthen her belief; may she rely on your Son’s incomparably great power which is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion. Strengthen n. with that power through Christ’s Spirit in her inner being. May Christ may dwell in her heart through faith. Root and establish n. in love, and may she, together with all the Lord’s holy people, grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and know this love that surpasses knowledge. Fill n. to the measure of all the fullness of God. Together may we give glory to Jesus, who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, Amen.
Father, you are mighty. Lend me your strength. Clothe me in your armor. Protect me from evil schemes. Be with me and empower me in my struggles against authorities and powers. Enable me to stand firm on solid ground. Surround my inmost being with Truth. Protect my heart with the breastplate of righteousness, so that it may remain tender and life-giving. Prepare me to advance peace with your good news. Fortify my faith as a shield against the evil one for me and those I love. Recall to my mind your word and guide my hand to handle correctly the sword of the Spirit. Place on my head the helmet of salvation. May my thoughts be your thoughts. Keep me alert and vigilant in prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
From Ephesians 6:10-18
Father, thank you for calling to mind n. and reminding me of the joy we share as partners in the gospel. Carry to completion the good work which you have begun in n. Increase her knowledge and depth of insight, so that her love may abound more and more. Grant n. the ability to discern what is best. Keep her pure and blameless until the day of Christ. Produce the fruit of righteousness through n. Direct her to prayer, and take away any anxiety. Fill her heart with Your peace which surpasses all understanding. Guard her heart and mind. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
From Philippians 1:3-6; 1:9-11; 4:6-7.
A prayer for another believer:
Father, thank you for the faith that n. has in Christ Jesus. Thank you for the love he has shown to God’s people and for the hope he has in heaven. Fill n. with knowledge of your will for his life. Give him wisdom and spiritual understanding. Empower him to live a life worthy of the Lord. May he please your Son in every way. Make him fruitful in good words, and grow him in his knowledge of you. Strengthen n. so that he may endure patiently the challenges in his life. Fill him with joy, and let him give thanks to you for bringing him into your kingdom of light. In Jesus’ name, Amen.