It can hurt to find out that someone who sought you out for help was using you all along. Here are 10 powerful prayers for those who despitefully use you.
A Prayer for Their Works to Be Exposed
O God Enthroned on High, You are my strong tower. I want to pray for this person who has used me. In You, I have my worth, and value and I pray that this person’s spiteful actions be exposed to others. I do not ask this out of revenge, but Lord, make me ask it out of love. Because You have loved me, I can love everyone, even those who use me. May others be able to speak to this person and convince them that their actions are wrong. In the name of Jesus, my redeemer, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for the Person to Get Help
Oh, Jesus, my Great Healer, may Your kingdom come. You know this person and You know their actions towards me. I pray that they get help because I know that they do not base their actions from a place of wellness. Whether that be through a professional or from a church community, I ask that You move caring and wise people to help them. I look forward to the day when Your rule will be manifest, and we will be able to love each other as we should. Amen.
A Prayer for Forgiveness to Others That May Have Used Them
Merciful and Forgiving Lord, You have commanded me to live for You and to forgive those who wrong me. While I do not know where this person stands with You, I ask that they also have the strength to forgive others who have used them. Even though they have despitefully used me, I forgive them and realize that they themselves have been despitefully used. Help them to forgive that person and be healed as I have through forgiving them. I pray with thankfulness to Jesus, who is my source of forgiveness. Amen.
A Prayer for the Person to Repent
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer, You establish right and wrong. As You have instilled me with value, it was wrong for this person to use me. Father, I pray that by Your Spirit You would convict this person of their sin. Move their heart to turn to You with contrition and to seek Your forgiveness. You are the one with the power to change who people are. Therefore, transform this person from someone who uses others into one who seeks to put others above themselves. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer for Them to Turn to God
Most Merciful God, You are the source of true life. Thank You that You have brought me to You and that I can have this life. I pray for this person who up until now has been seeking to use and take advantage of me that they also find You. Lord, none are beyond redemption and no one is too far gone. Use events and people in this person’s life to draw them to Your throne in repentance and faith. I pray in the name of Jesus, my Savior. Amen.
A Prayer for Them to Cease Harming Others
Sovereign Lord, You are a shield to the weak. While this prayer is hard for me, I want to pray for a person who has used me. I pray that they stop their harmful ways. I pray that there will be no future victims. I pray that their efforts to deceitfully build trust are thwarted. Give any potential victims an awareness and the resources to leave. Let these things happen so that this person is prevented from harming others and comes to a place of godly grief over their manipulative ways. You are our judge and Lord forever. Amen.
A Prayer for Reconciliation
Father in Heaven, this is a difficult prayer for me to pray. I feel hurt by what this person has done to me. But I know that all sins are paid for in the cross. And so, I ask for the power to forgive. I pray that they might come to an awareness of their behavior and that they might seek reconciliation with me. You are the God who redeems people and restores relationships. Restore them, God. And redeem the relationship we have. I ask this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
A Prayer for People to Speak Truth to Them
Jesus, my Savior, I realize that I should not be the one to confront this person. However, I ask that You send wise people to speak the truth in love to this person who has manipulated and wronged me. May these people be able to get through to them and convince them that they are in the wrong. May everything be said in love. May what is said result in real change. I ask these in the name of my mighty Counselor, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for Them to Have Wisdom
My Righteous God, I need Your help to pray this prayer. I want to pray for this person who has maliciously used me in the past. I ask that You give them wisdom and discernment. Help them to make smart choices, which will result in their good. You have promised wisdom to all who ask; may they seek You for wisdom as well. By Your love, I pray this prayer that they may grow in wisdom in making choices for the future. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer for Them to Turn and Help Victims
Lord, my Miracle-Worker, You are capable of working a miraculous change in people’s hearts. I ask for a radical change in this person who used me. I pray that they become someone who turns and builds up those who they have hurt in the past. Even in spite of what they have done, I want what is best for them and I know You are glorified in a sinner turning to You. I thank You Father that Your love is not limited. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.