24 Bible Verses About Praying For Others

by Sister McCook
Couple praying for others

Do you ever pray for others? It can be so powerful to lift up someone else in prayer, and the Bible has a lot to say about it! In this blog post, we will explore 24 different Bible verses about praying for others.

God is always listening, and He desires for us to come to Him with requests on behalf of those we love.

Prayer is a wonderful way to show our devotion to God, our support, and our love for others, and it can make a big difference in their lives. We hope that these verses will inspire you to pray for others more often!

How To Pray For Others

When praying for others, it is important to remember that we should always pray according to God’s will. We can ask Him to guide us in our prayers, and He will give us the wisdom we need to know how to pray for others effectively.

It is also important to be respectful and humble when we pray. We should never try to force our will on others, or make demands of God. Instead, we should simply express our love and concern for them, and let God work in their lives in His own way.

Here are a Few Tips on How to Pray For Others

  1. Pray for their physical and spiritual health.
  2. Ask God to protect them from harm, and to help them through difficult times.
  3. Pray that they would grow in their relationship with God and that they would find comfort and strength in Him.
  4. Pray for their relationships with others, and for God to bless them in all areas of their life.
  5. Thank God for the ways He has already blessed them, and ask Him to continue to pour out His blessing on them.

If you’re not sure where to start, try praying for the person who is closest to you. You can pray for your spouse, children, parents, or friends.

God loves them just as much as He loves you, and your prayers can make a big difference in their lives.

What is the Importance of Praying for Others?

It is important to pray for others because when we do, we are opening up the door for God to work in their lives. We are also showing them that we care about them and their well-being.

Prayer is a powerful tool that we can use to change lives for the better, and when we pray for others, we are doing just that.

There are many Bible verses about praying for others, and each one is packed with wisdom and insight about how important it is to pray for others. Here are a few of my favorite bible verses about prayer and praying for others:

24 Bible Verses About Praying For Others

1. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16

2. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

3. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” -Matthew 18:20

4. “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12-14

5. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

6. “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” -Matthew 21:22

7. “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.” 1 John 5:14-15

8. “Pray for one another, that ye may be healed.The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16

9. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

10. “So I say to you: 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.” Luke 11:9

11. “Be persistent in prayer, and keep alert in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2

12. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2

13. “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may be rescued from prison and that you may be given boldness to proclaim the gospel even where I cannot.” Colossians 4:3

14. “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.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4

15. “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:3-6

16. “Pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16

17. “Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.” James 5:17-18

18. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

19. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

20. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

21. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6

22. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:101

23. “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:01-6

24. “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me because you are just. Have pity on me, O Lord; see how I am suffering from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death. So that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.” Psalm 86: 15-17


Prayer is such an important part of our Christian walk. We are encouraged to pray continually and to be persistent in our prayers. When we pray for others, it pleases God and He is more likely to answer our prayers.

We should pray for all people, including those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives. God is close to the brokenhearted and He heals those who are crushed in spirit.

We can cast all of our anxiety on Him, because He cares for us. He will guide us along the right paths and we will dwell in His house forever. What a wonderful God we have! Let’s pray for one another and rejoice in His salvation together!

Thank you for reading! I hope this has encouraged you to prayerfully consider how to pray for others. God bless!

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