Can I Pray For You?
By Dennis Huebshman
While we are on this earth, we will have issues that sometimes seem to overwhelm us. No matter which way we turn, there just doesn’t seem to be any relief. There’s an old expression that goes, “I have to look up to see bottom!” Then, someone comes along and says, “I’m praying for you.” For a believer, those few words seem like a wonderful symphony to us. (ESV – all emphasis mine)
Now for a reality check; if we tell someone they are in our prayers, be sure that they really are. Our Savior gave us the best examples of talking with the Father, using several different methods. For example, just about everyone has heard of what’s called the “Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:9. This is the one where He is teaching the disciples how to pray, and it could very well be labeled the “Disciple’s Prayer”.
Going to Matthew 6:5, Jesus also told the disciples how not to pray. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they might be seen by others. Truly, I say to you that they have received their reward.”
The true “Lord’s Prayer” can be found in John 17. Jesus knew His mission here on earth was just about over, and this entire chapter is devoted to a most intimate “talk” with the Father that spoke of the welfare of His devoted disciples after He would depart to go back to Heaven He asked that they would be able to continue their ministry that was given to them, and at the end of verse 15 He states; “…but that You will keep them from the evil one.” He knew that the devil would do everything in his power to attack anything that had to do with Christianity, especially when He was not physically present.
A very wonderful request in this prayer that Jesus made of the Father involves every other soul on this earth that would receive and accept Him as Savior. Verses 20-21; “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, (21) that they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.” This includes all souls from the Resurrection to the end of the Millennial Reign.
Jesus had some difficult prayers with the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane just before His arrest. Matthew 26:30-56, Mark 14:32-42, and Luke 22:39-44 tells us of Jesus’ agonizing over what was to come; however, each time He ended His plea with, “Not Mine, but Your will be done.” I’m sure that some of this was the human side dreading the entire ordeal, yet His true pain went deeper than that.
There had never been a time that the Trinity was separated; not even for a minute. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit always were as “One”, yet there was about to be a change, even if only briefly. Jesus knew that when the entire load of sin that this world would ever commit was placed on Him, the Father would have to look away for a moment. Thus the cry; “My God, My God; Why Have You Forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34 and also in Psalms 22:1) At that very second, He became the pure sinless sacrificial lamb whose blood would take away every sin, and the only sacrifice that the Father could accept.
John 19:30 tells us that just before Jesus died, He said, “It Is Finished.” At that moment His sacrifice was complete. His Spirit would return to the Father, and all of us now have a pathway to eternal life with Him. To be on that pathway, the “gift” must be received and accepted.
Although His body was in the grave three days, His Spirit was immediately with the Father at His last breath, just as the souls of those who are In Christ are when they pass away. The verses that verify this are Luke 23:42-43; “And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom’. (43) And He said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you; today you will be with Me in Paradise’.” This was the thief next to Him who asked Jesus to be His Savior. When the Rapture takes place, all those souls that are with the Lord will come with Him to be reunited with their earthly bodies, no matter what is left, and to be changed forever into immortal, unperishable heavenly bodies.
Jesus experienced just about everything that humans go through, and He understands us completely. He felt the different seasons, pain, hunger, sadness along with just about every other emotion that we go through.
Mark Bishop released a song in 2004 called, “Can I Pray For You?”. It covers a lot of different issues with the main theme of sharing through prayer. Sometimes, just knowing that someone else cares enough to go to the Father for us is a giant boost.
1.) I’ve been your friend for a while; I know you’re hiding behind that smile. And you’re keeping inside, tears that should have been cried, You’ve been brave through the trial.
You’ve been as strong as a stone, against the stormy winds that have blown. But you have friends who care, more than willing to share, don’t face those troubles alone.
Ref.) Can I pray for you? Can I mention your name to the Lord? When I seek His face, can I plead your case? That’s what praying is for. I’ll help you carry your cross, and find the way when you’re lost. If we let Jesus be true, I know that He’ll see you through; can I pray for you?
2.) I know that there’ll come a day, when I have trials and need you to pray. Just like you’ve done before, you’ll mention me to the Lord. That’s why I’m here to say, let me be there for you; we’ll divide all your problems by two, and soon there’ll be three; you and Jesus and me. That’s what friends are supposed to do.
We have received the greatest gift ever, and our obligation is to open it in our hearts. Romans 10:9-13 gives the steps and a final promise at the end; “All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
If you haven’t asked Jesus into your heart, now would be a perfect time to. No one has sinned so bad that He won’t forgive the ones who truly ask Him to. To pass from this earth without Jesus is unforgiveable, and the outcome is given in Revelation 20:11-15.
We pray daily, and several times a day that all our loved ones have Jesus as their Savior. It’s an individual choice, and no one can make it for you. For all who respond to Him, they can be considered ready to rise up to meet Him in the air when the call comes. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-53)
Call today; the line is always open, and there’s never a busy signal.
Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus!
Prayer for Successful Testing and Exams
Lord Jesus, You know that I am very anxious about the tests and exams that I have to face very soon, and ask that You would calm my anxious, clouded thoughts. Please calm these nerves that I have, and let me rest in You always.
- Ignoring God's Word. If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. ( ...
- Loving Sin. ...
- Desiring Wrongly. ...
- Doubting God.
Jesus taught, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find” (Matthew 7:7). When you are sincerely striving to obey God's commandments, He will give you answers to your prayers, and you will be ready to receive them. God “heareth the prayer of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29).How do you talk to God urgently? ›
- Talk to God as You Believe.
- Talk to God Through Your Writing.
- Talking to God through Prayer.
So, what's this Saint Joseph got to do with any of this? St Joseph of Cupertino is, yes, you guessed it, the Patron Saint of taking tests and of students. He is also the Patron Saint of Aviation, Astronauts and the Mentally Handicapped.What do you say before starting a prayer? ›
We open the prayer by addressing God because he is the one we are praying to. Start by saying "Father in Heaven" or "Heavenly Father." We address Him as our Heavenly Father, because He is the father of our spirits. He is our creator and the one to whom we owe everything we have, including our lives.Is it okay to pray in your head? ›
Do I have to pray out loud or can I pray in my head? - YouTubeWhy is God ignoring my prayers? ›
Because He is good and knows what's eternally best for us, and doesn't want us to settle, God sometimes says no or closes a door because He has something better for us that we haven't even thought to ask for. He is One who can do “immeasurably more” than all we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).Can you pray wrong? ›
There is no right or wrong way to pray during Adoration. It may be helpful to use a prayer book, or read Scripture, or another spiritual book, or pray the rosary. But, as many people would recommend, avoid filling the entire prayer time with these things.How God answers our prayers in 3 ways? ›
I've heard it said that God answers prayers in one of three ways. God says “Yes,” and you receive what you ask for. God says “No,” and you have to accept it and move on. Or God says “Not Yet,” and you learn to be patient and wait.
God hears all your prayers (Psalm 139:4, 1 John 5:14–15, 1 Peter 3:12) and, in one sense, he answers all your prayers. But we do not always receive what we ask for. When we ask God for something, the response will be 'Yes' or 'No' or 'Wait'.Can God Answer impossible prayers? ›
To you it may seem impossible (and the devil would want you to believe that), but God loves to answer impossible prayers because He, the creator of all that is, lives in the realm of what seems impossible. He wants us to be obedient in prayer so that He can stretch our faith to the place where He dwells.How do you pray for immediate miracles? ›
Prayer For Instant Miracle | Powerful Prayer for a Miracle Today - YouTubeWhat's the most powerful prayer? ›
The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13): “'Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.What is the most powerful miracle prayer? ›
Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works.How do you pray for an exam? ›
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way. and be gracious with what I have overlooked. Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.Who is the saint for anxiety? ›
Dymphna: Patron Saint of Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health.What do you say after prayer 33 times? ›
Follow this by repeating “Alhamdulillah” 33 times, which means “Praise be to God.” Finish dhikr by saying “Allahu akbar” 34 times, which means “God is the greatest.” You can use a string of 33 prayer beads, which are called Subha or Misbaha, to make your count easier.How do you pray to the universe? ›
- Praise. I give praise to the universe. ...
- Gratitude. I thank you for allowing me to wake up this morning. ...
- Forgiveness. ...
- Protection and Blessings. ...
- The concept of “coolness” ...
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen. Mighty God, thank you that you hear and answer our prayers. Hear our prayer and be in the midst of our meeting today. Thank you that your presence calms the troubled sea of life and speaks peace to our souls.
The Lord (and Mary, too) hears all our prayers, including the silent ones. In fact, the Bible speaks directly to that. The Letter to the Hebrews says: “The word of God is living and effective … penetrating even between soul and spirit …Do I pray to God or Jesus? ›
Do we pray to the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit? (Ask Dr. Stanley)Can God hear me if I pray in my head? ›
You can be confident that God will hear the prayers in your head as he listens to your inner thoughts. Not only does God hear and respond to prayers in your head, but he also helps you express them whenever you need assistance putting your prayers into words. Romans 8:26 says, “the Spirit helps us in our weakness.How do you know if God is not with you? ›
One of the biggest signs God stopped loving you is His total absence from your mind, thoughts, heart, spirit, and soul. If He truly didn't care about you, He wouldn't be tugging on your feelings. If God didn't love you He would be completely absent from your life.Does God hear my cries for help? ›
Psalm 34:17 says, “The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” God hears our cries.How do I know God is listening to my prayers? ›
Through the scriptures, we are taught that God will always hear our prayers and will answer them if we address Him with faith and real intent. In our hearts we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a feeling of peace and calm. We can also feel that everything will be fine when we follow the Father's will.What is a wrong way to pray? ›
Insincerity: It is wrong to pray what you don't mean. Slide 4 of 6. Matthew 6:7 And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, An insincere prayer is when you don't really mean what you are praying. You pray it out of habit or without really thinking about what you are saying.Can I pray to God by writing? ›
Prayer journaling – writing letters to God – is a powerful way to pray and keep a record of your prayers so you can see where God has been at work in your life. If you're not sure how to get started with a prayer journal or just looking for fresh inspiration, be sure to try some of these 10 simple prayer journal ideas.Do you have to pray on your knees? ›
The Bible speaks of bowing in prayer, kneeling on one's face before God, standing, sitting and walking. The most important thing isn't the position of the body but the condition of the soul. If the heart is attuned to God, one can pray in any posture imaginable.How can I make my prayers come true? ›
- Know to whom you are speaking. ...
- Thank him. ...
- Ask for God's will. ...
- Say what you need. ...
- Ask for forgiveness. ...
- Pray with a friend. ...
- Pray the Word. ...
- Memorize Scripture.
- Adoration. Start by praising God for who He is. ...
- Confession. Now, take some time to admit your wrongdoings. ...
- Thanksgiving. ...
However, when God does tell you “yes,” this will be confirmed by a genuine peace in your heart. You won't have to force it and you won't have to pretend to yourself that this is truly what God wants. You will know God is saying “yes” in your heart in such a way that you won't be able to explain it to others.Is God saying no or wait? ›
Bill Hybel once said, “If the request is wrong, God says 'No. ' If the timing is wrong, God says 'Slow. ' If you are wrong, God says 'Grow. ' But if the request is right and the timing is right and you are right, God says 'Go.When God delay your blessings? ›
Perhaps God's delay is His way of redirecting you. His delay may be His way of telling you that you need to seek His will in this matter. You may be praying in one direction but He wants you to pray in a different direction. This may be a gentle way of saying “No” to your request.What does the Bible say about prayers being answered? ›
1 John 5:14-15. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.What do you say when prayers are answered? ›
Prayer of Thanks for My Answered Prayer
I give thanks to You and I praise Your holy name. You have heard my prayer and answered me. In every word and deed, I live for You because You are my faithful God. I know that in all situations, You are good.
Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:1-6)
The first biblical example of answered prayer we are reviewing is Hezekiah. Hezekiah was sick unto death and to worsen the matter, God sent His prophet Isaiah to inform him of his impending death.
God is stronger than you think. Exams are nothing to God. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” I can do everything through him who gives me strength.What is the dua before taking a test? ›
6)Read a Short Dua Before studying and Before Exams
Salla-l-laahu alaa Muhammad wa aal-e Muhammad. Allahumma inni asaluka yaa mudhakkira-l khayr wa faailahu wa-l-aamimira bihi dhakir-ni maa ansaani-hi-shaytan.
It is ayah 114 from Surah Taha. I normally recite this all throughout my exam. It is super short and easy to remember. Rabbi shrah lee sadree.
Prayer for Recall
Almighty God, I ask that you increase my memory recall as I study for this exam. May the things that my instructor has said and the things that I have read come to mind. Let me not stress over it, but let my thoughts flow smoothly. Thank you for giving me the ability to learn and to study.
2 Timothy 2:15 tells us that we should study and show God that we understand truth. This verse refers to knowing God's word and being able to point out false teachings and philosophies, but it applies to education as well. As a student, you should indulge yourself in your work and be the best you can be.What does the Bible say about trials and tests? ›
tests our faith: Psalm 66:10 “For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.” Proverbs 17:3 “The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.” James 1:2-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of ...What does the Bible say about too much studying? ›
In Ecclesiastes 12:12 Solomon said, “My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh.” Solomon was making a point about the amount of information that was available, and how overwhelming – and [wearying] – it could be.How can I beg Allah for knowledge? ›
Here is a dua for Students to gain Knowledge and Wisdom “My Lord, Increase me in knowledge.” رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا Rabbi zidnee 'ilmaa Surah Ta-Ha ,verse 114 It can be recited for Increase in knowledge Wisdom For all types of tests,exams and interviews.How do Muslims pray for good grades? ›
To keep your concentration:
Salla-l-laahu alaa Muhammad wa aal-e Muhammad. Allahumma inni as'aluka yaa mudhakkira-l khayr wa faa'ilahu wa-l-aamimira bihi dhakir-ni maa ansaani-hi-shaytan. “Allah's blessings be upon Muhammad and his descendants.
Ayat al-Kursi is regarded as the greatest verse of Quran according to hadith. The verse is regarded as one of the most powerful in the Quran because when it is recited, the greatness of God is believed to be confirmed.Which dua is for success? ›
Dua for ease and success in life
Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja'altahu sahla, wa anta taj'alul-hazna iza syi'ta sahla.
Allaahumma akrimnee binooril fahmi wa kharrajanee min z'ulumaatil wahmi waftah' a'lainaa abwaaba i'lmak. Wan shur a'lainaa khuzzaanu ma'rifatika yaa arh'amar raah'imeen. Allaahumma waffiqnee fil mut'aala'ti bih'ablee jamee-i' mushkilaatil masaa-ili minal kutubi birah'matika yaa arh'amar raah'imeen.
- Amen. ...
- In Jesus' Name, Amen. ...
- All God's People Said, Amen. ...
- We Pray This Trusting and Believing in You, Amen. ...
- To God Be the Glory Forever and Ever, Amen. ...
- Help Us to Keep Your Word in Our Hearts that We May Not Sin Against You.
The Holy Spirit inspires expressions of prayers: blessing, petition, intercession, thanksgiving and praise.What Bible verse should I read before studying? ›
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.