Prayer is a powerful tool that connects us with God and each other. It’s through prayer that we can seek guidance, find comfort, and express our deepest concerns. One vital aspect of prayer is lifting up others in our prayers and interceding on their behalf. Today I’m sharing a collection of Bible verses about praying for one another.
In a world where divisions and conflicts often prevail, the act of praying for one another becomes more crucial than ever. When we sincerely pray for others, we display a selfless attitude that fosters compassion, empathy, and understanding. Through prayers, we become instruments of God’s love, grace, and mercy in the lives of those around us. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about prayer and praying for one another.
55 Bible Verses About Praying for One Another
- Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
- James 5:16: “Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
- Ephesians 6:18: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
- Colossians 1:9: “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.”
- 1 Timothy 2:1-2: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
- Philippians 1:3-4: “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
- Matthew 5:44: “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
- Romans 12:12: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
- 1 Peter 3:12: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
- 1 John 5:14: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
- James 4:2: “You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”
- 1 Samuel 12:23: “As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.”
- Job 42:10: “After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.”
- 2 Thessalonians 3:1: “As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.”
- Psalm 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure.'”
- Luke 6:27-28: “But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
- Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
- 1 Timothy 2:8: “Therefore, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.”
- Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
- Romans 15:30: “I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.”
- Ephesians 1:16: “I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”
- 1 Thessalonians 3:10-13: “Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith. May our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.”
- Philemon 1:4: “I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers.”
- 1 Samuel 1:27: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
- 2 Corinthians 13:7: “Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.”
- Psalm 28:9: “Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.”
- James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
- Matthew 18:19-20: “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
- Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
- Psalm 66:19-20: “But God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!”
- Isaiah 65:24: “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”
- 1 John 3:22: “And receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.”
- Philippians 4:19: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
- Proverbs 15:29: “The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”
- Matthew 26:41: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
- Psalm 34:17: “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
- John 15:7: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
- 1 John 5:15: “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
- Psalm 145:18: “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
- Proverbs 15:8: “The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.”
- Matthew 7:7-8: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
- Psalm 141:2: “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”
- 1 Peter 5:7: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
- Psalm 55:17: “Evening, morning, and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.”
- Matthew 21:22: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
- 1 John 5:14-15: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
- Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
- Jeremiah 29:12: “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
- 1 John 4:16: “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and anyone who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in them.”
- Psalm 102:17: “He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.”
- James 5:15-16: “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
- John 16:24: “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
- Romans 10:12-13: “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'”
- Mark 11:24: “Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Action Steps to Take Today
- Begin each day with a prayer of surrender to God.
- Create a prayer list of individuals, groups, or causes to pray for regularly.
- Set aside dedicated time for focused prayer and Bible devotion each day and download my free printable Prayer Journal below.
- Pray spontaneously throughout the day as people come to mind. It’s a great way to intercede in prayer for those you love!
- Share and invite prayer requests with trusted friends or join a prayer group for support and intercession.
By following these action steps, you can integrate prayer into your daily life, cultivate a deeper connection with God, and actively support and uplift others through the power of prayer.
Praying for one another is an act of love that draws us closer to God and strengthens our relationships with others. So don’t forget to pray for one another!
How has the practice of praying for others impacted your relationships and personal journey of faith? Share your experiences and insights below!
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