Sometimes I just don’t know how to pray for people and their situations. I mean truly, sometimes I don’t even know how to pray for my own family members, because their issues are deeper than I can see. But I always take comfort in knowing that God knows just how deep the rabbit-hole goes in the lives of those I love and care for. When I just don’t know how to pray, these two prayers from Ephesians enable me to pray God’s Blessings and His will over those I am praying for:
This I pray:
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. (Ephesians 1)
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3)
Scripture is filled with these prayers, especially in Psalms. So when you don’t know how to pray, don’t NOT pray. Let’s pray the Scriptures all over our loved ones. We can never go wrong in praying God’s Word.