On The Word
... by Marcia Greenwood
To Pray For Others
Praying for others
shouldn’t be hard for any of us. Prayer is nothing to be afraid of. It
is not our power that works in others to bring salvation, deliverance,
or healing to them. It is the power of the Holy Spirit in us. As
Christians we want to be obedient to God and be a source of
encouragement and help to others in everything we do.
We don’t want to rush in when we pray for others and just pray “any
old” prayer. We want to pray the prayer of faith, believing what we
pray will be done, the very moment we ask.
Mark 11:22-24 is the framework for prayer. When we pray about anything
we believe that “It is done” at the time we pray.
This article covers some practical steps we can take when people ask us
to pray for them.
When someone asks you to pray for them – gather some information from
them. You do not need a pad and pencil; you can gather this information
just through casual conversation.
First: EVALUATE: This is to determine where the person’s faith level
(if any) is.
A. Any fear or doubt
(in their tone, body language or words).
B. Words of their
mouth: Negative or Positive.
C. Level of Hope: Do
they have any?
D. Determine their
level of faith.
The person’s level
of faith is important. If you are praying for a
non-Christian then you will be praying from your faith. Or if you pray
for a Christian and their faith level is not as high as yours – then
you pray at the person’s faith level.
For instance: If a person has to have surgery and just wants for
everything to go well – then pray for that. You Do Not have to force
them to believe they will not need surgery.
You are trying to build their faith and if their faith level is not
where yours may be – then you want them to see that God will answer
their prayers and for them to see the victory. There is time for them
to build upon their faith for future things.
Second: ENCOURAGE the person.
Work from where the
person is at in their hope and faith and build them
up. Pump up their hope. Get them ready to receive now.
Third: EDUCATE them:
Romans 10:17 says
faith comes by hearing. So tell them
what the Word of God says about their situation.
Show them how much
God loves them. Let them know they must not fear,
doubt or have any un-forgiveness towards any one. These are truly big
obstacles that stand in their way to receive anything from God.
Teach them there is
power in the name of Jesus and the Authority of the
Fourth: EMPOWER them to:
Put on the full
armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18.)
Speak only what the
Word says about their situation. Nothing negative.
Act on their faith.
Stand on the Word of
God until they receive their manifestation.
Then pray for the
person(s), fully expecting them to receive what you
asked in Jesus name.
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