When you sit down and pray, do you have certain things you pray about? Maybe it’s for your kids or spouse, or even your finances. A great thing to do is to pray scripture over others. How about some bible verses about praying over others to make it easier in your prayer life?

Have you seen God answer your prayers over others? I have, and it is such a powerful thing to do. I love praying specific scripture over them and simply asking the word of God to bless them or even heal them if they need it.

If you want 6 scriptures from the Holy Bible to pray over your life daily, I put together a list you can print below and put in your journal or bible. Such a great reminder to pray over our lives and those we love. I also love to hear your prayer request. Simply email me and I will be happy to pray over you and your family.


Bible Verses About Praying For Others

I love scriptures in different translations. If you are looking for an online place to find scripture in various translations, check out Bible Gateway

  • New International Version (NIV)
  • King James (KJV)
  • English Standard version (ESV)

I have to start with one of my favorite bible verses that reminds me my Heavenly Father has this.

Ephesians 6:10-18

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people

James 5:16 (Great for healing)

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working

Philippians 4:7 (Peace in hard times)

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus

1 Timothy 2:1

2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

Job 42:10 (When you need restoration. This is also about captivity of Job in relationships that weren’t encouraging)

10 And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Ephesians 6:18 (When someone needs financial breakthrough)

18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Romans 8:26-27 (When you don’t know the right thing to pray)

26 Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world he gave his own son and who soever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

Bible Verses for Prayer of Faith Over Situation

Romans 8:19 (Missing those who have passed away)

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God

John 15:7 (For solutions to problems)

7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Philippians 4:6 (For anxiety)

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


John 14:13 (When you need a solution to a problem)

13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son

James 5:13 (Suffering)

13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord

Romans 8:26 (When we don’t know what to pray in this Christian life)

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words

2 Chronicles 7:14 (For someone doing wrong things)

14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (Pray for a situation until it resolves)

17 pray without ceasing,

Hebrews 4:16 (When we need grace and forgiveness)

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Mark 11:24 (When someone needs physical needs met)

Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours

Matthew 5:44 (For enemies or need to stand firm in persecution)

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 6:13 (Things of the flesh are a struggle)

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

Matthew 6:11 (Need financial help)

Give us this day our daily bread

Romans 8:28 (When you need to see good from a bad situation)

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose

Jeremiah 33:3 (Wisdom)

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known

Bible Verses for Hope

Jeremiah 29:11 (When you need hope)

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Mark 11:24 (Financial help)

24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours

Romans 8:31 (When you feel attacked)

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:35-37 (When you feel far away from God or beat down by others)

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;

we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Ephesians 2:10 (Effective prayer over children’s future)

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Example of How to Pray Scripture

As you pray, simply pray these scriptures over others. Here’s an example:

God, my child is hurting. The words her friends spoke were so mean. Your word says no one can be against her. (Romans 8:31) Help her feel that today. AMEN

Don’t forget to pick up the 6 scriptures to pray daily over your life. Simply place it in your journal or bible or near your bedside. God’s word is alive and there to help you get through any situation.


Dig a Little Deeper Into the Bible

Here are a few other resources:

12 Bible Verses for your marriage

Praying over enemies

A Prayer Over You Today

Spirit of God, I know you love my friend. Keep them in good health and let their light shine, so everyone can see that the prayer of a righteous man does not go unanswered. With the help of the spirit of Jesus Christ, help them be filled with great mercy and let the sun rise each morning in eager expectation, knowing God answers prayers. AMEN


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