Biblical Praying

 One of the best ways to positively influence someone is to pray for the person.  It may seem too simple but effectively praying for others is powerful.  Perhaps there have been times when you wanted to do something good for someone but did not know what or when a friend is going through a rough time, you wonder how you can help.  Praying is a tool God has given to us to help not only others but also ourselves.  
    Yet, what do you pray?  “Please bless so-and-so.”  Yes you can pray that and you can pray that God would be with them but He has already said He is with us (Hebrews 13:5).  Consider praying Bible passages for people to include yourself.  The Apostle Paul often prayed for the people he knew and had worked with.  For example, Colossians 1:9-12 -  “So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.  Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.  We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.  He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his p ...

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