Jun 29 Care Mission

5 Tips to Praying with Someone

We offer to pray for people, but how often do we remember to follow through? Instead, take a moment to participate in prayer with someone when they need it most.
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Saying a prayer for someone is a powerful way to express how much you care. We offer to pray for people who face challenges in their health, homes, careers, or relationships. It is common to say, “I’ll keep you in my prayers,” but how often do we remember to do it? Even the best of intentions can be forgotten after a busy day.

This week, instead of offering to pray for someone (eventually), if someone needs a prayer, ask, “Would it be alright for me to pray with you right now?” This shared experience demonstrates your love and support. The person you’re praying for knows that God and you have their back in their moment of need.

Here are 5 helpful tips:

  1. Let go of being self-conscious. This isn’t a performance. It’s a conversation between you, the person you are praying with, and God. Don’t worry about how it looks.
  2. Let the words flow. Whether you are saying a common prayer or speaking from your heart, let your words be kind and sincere.
  3. Be okay with silence. Sometimes not everything needs to be spoken. Pause and let peace fill the space.
  4. Be respectful and sensitive. If someone needs a prayer, but doesn’t want you to pray with them spontaneously, that’s fine. Don’t take it personally (but do remember to pray for them later).
  5. Follow up. Don’t forget to check in and ask how they are doing. There may be more opportunities for prayer together.

How did saying a prayer with someone make you feel?

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Community Comments

  1. I will continue to pray for those in need rather with them during this pandemic!! God has answered many already, but I continue to keep them in my daily prayers!

    Nancy Cooksey
    54 Missions Completed
  2. I continually pray for my shut in friends.I call and check on them and go visit them.

    Helen
    6 Missions Completed
  3. Yes it is important for us to pray each day without ceasing , I got that out of the book of Romans in the Bible from Apostle Paul a servant of God who God spoke thru to tell all who believes in the word of God .

    Tyrone
    1 Mission Completed
  4. Betty, I want you to know I prayed for you. I would also be willing to pray with you.

    BJ
    11 Missions Completed
  5. I prayed with my sister. She has been very stressed lately as have I . We prayed together to help one another . I thank God for all my sisters. We are there for each other .

    Kathy
    1 Mission Completed
  6. I prayed with my sister. She has been very stressed lately as have I . We prayed together to help one another . I thank God for all my sisters. We are there for each other . I love all four of my beautiful sisters.

    Kathy
    1 Mission Completed
  7. Pray without ceasing…Amen 🙏🏻💜

    Lisa
    1 Mission Completed
  8. More tips base on my volunteer works with elder.
    1. Ask them first if they want to pray with you,
    2. Never ask their personal life, how their relationships with their children,
    3. Never invade their privacy
    4. Feel them happy if you go visit them with your big smile,
    5. Never show them negative feelings if they say something about you because some old people they don’t know what there are talking about especially those people with ” dimentia.

    Evangeline
    0 Missions Completed
  9. Prayed with neighbor who had just lost her husband. She is unsure and frightened with her future and coping alone.

    Barbara
    1 Mission Completed
  10. If I meet someone today I will ask. I will say a prayer immediately if people ask for one on line.

    Rita
    20 Missions Completed
  11. Hi iam here pray for my hubby that we can get his blood suger done

    Marybeth
    2 Missions Completed
  12. Hi love prayer for my hubby bob tempest that his blood surgery get down its not good ad pray for this virus leave us thank love you god amen

    Marybeth
    2 Missions Completed
  13. Well! I haven’t get anything yet what I need is a job.and o need get
    To get away for a couple days.so I can relax. And I need a nice lady for a company. Fretz

    Fred
    2 Missions Completed
  14. AMEN JOHN 3 JOHN 19 ROMANS 10 1 JOHN 4 1CORiNTHiANS 13 JOHN 1 JOHN 2 JOHN 3 JOHN 19 MATTHEW 28 ROMANS 10 ACTS 20 VERSE 24 THATS ME FOR MY SAViOUR i LOVE JESUS WiTH ALL MY HEART ! NO WEAPON FORMED CHRiST WEPT THEN HE ROSE LAZARUS JOHN 11 ! CHRIST SUFFERED FOR YOU AND ME TOO ! AND THE WORLD ! LUKE 22 LUKE 23 READ HOW THEY BEAT OUR SAViOUR OUR REDEEMER BEFORE THE CROSS ! AND READ HEBREWS 1 AND HEBREWS 4

    Wilford
    0 Missions Completed
  15. I have prayed with our former pastor about some needs he knows of, and also some needs I know of, and also my own needs. I did have the thought that these tips of things to do that you send are good to keep ongoing. I’m sure that’s intended and I do appreciate the new ideas weekly. I try to be good at following and doing however I am not real good at thinking up things. So your ideas definitely help me to help others for God’s sake.

    RICK
    5 Missions Completed
  16. Blanca Aguilera
    1 Mission Completed
  17. Great idea. Rubber meats the toad. Even kids and teens will stop and be quiet for prayer. Game changer.

    Libbo
    10 Missions Completed
  18. I am a senior who helps other seniors physically and spiritually. I have been praying for many and giving and receiving encouragement.

    Zenobia
    0 Missions Completed
  19. Prayer is essential in my life and is such a blessing to know when it helps others also.
    Thank God for His Son!

    Dee
    0 Missions Completed
  20. This is a daily task. I have a small group that we pray with daily and we follow up with the people we are praying for on a regular basis asking for progress reports and testimonies.

    Laura
    8 Missions Completed
  21. I will pray for peoples God said in his whole words that men must have a compassion to pray as God has commanded us to do as men of faith.

    Thoy Kelly Jr.
    5 Missions Completed
  22. Sometimes it is important to be the person to agree to having prayer with someone offering.
    This not only blesses you, but the one offering to pray with you.
    I am a very private person.
    I don’t like to admit I’m “older” it’s been hard for me to put anything personal enough to pray about, out there. The Blessings are Worth way more than .Holding on to stubborn pride.

    July
    0 Missions Completed
  23. God tells us in His Word to pray for one another and to pray without ceasing…My mom taught me to when I was very young…And I feel a call on my life to intercede for others…I enjoy praying for others over the phone or when I visit…They often tell me that they appreciate me praying with and for them…and that they feel so much better…I am so glad that God choose to use me in this way…It blesses me also❤️❗️

    Delisa
    2 Missions Completed
  24. Pray is the answers to every in my life without prayers your life would be all over and full of distraction I love God without God nothing is impossible my life is built on faith in God not man because man will deceive you any day and will never deceive you amen .

    Edmonia Haley
    1 Mission Completed
  25. I pray everyday. I pray with my dear loved one occasionally but will take this advice and do it more often. My son and I pray every night for everyone we love plus the entire world! I will add this group to my prayer list as well!!!

    Meagan
    2 Missions Completed

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