I pray that ________ would be strong in you, Lord and in your mighty power. Lord, teach ________ to put on all of the armor you’ve provided so that she (he) will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For she (he) is not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Let her (him) put on every piece of your armor so she (he) will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle, she (he) will still be standing firm.
I pray that ________ would not allow herself (himself) to get fatigued doing good. At the right time she (he) will harvest a good crop if she (he) doesn’t give up, or quit. Right now, every time she (he) gets the chance, let her (him) work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to her (him) in the community of faith.
I pray that _________ won’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, she (he) will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All she’ll (he’ll) have to show for her (his) life is weeds! I pray that ________ will be one who plants in response to you, God, letting your Spirit do the growth work in her (him), harvesting a crop of real life, eternal life.
Master, please give ________ a well-taught tongue so she (he) will know how to encourage people. Wake her (him) each morning and open her (his) ears to be ready to take your orders for the day.
I pray that _______’s heart would exclaim, “What a God I have! And how fortunate I am to have him, this Father of my Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, I’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over me and the future. The Day is coming when I’ll have it all—life healed and whole.”
I pray that _________ would honor her (his) father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise; so that it may go well with her (him) and that she (he) may enjoy long life on the earth.
Father, will you go before ________ and level the mountains in front of her (him), break down the gates of bronze in her (his) path and cut through the bars of iron holding her (him) back. Give her (him) hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that she (he) may know that You are the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons her (him) by name.
Lord, you are the God who has made the way for ________ to be brought up from the land of doom. Let her open wide her (his) mouth and you will fill it with good things.
I pray that ________ will consider everything as worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus as her (his) Lord. For Christ’s sake, let her (him) discard everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that she (he) can gain Christ and become one with Him. Help her (him) to no longer count on her (his) own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, to become righteous through faith in Christ. For your way of making us right with yourself depends on faith.
Father, continue to bring ________ up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, setting her (his) feet upon a rock making her (his) footsteps firm. Put a new song in her (his) mouth, a song of praise to you, God, so that many will see and fear and trust in you, Lord.