When you love someone, you pray for every aspect of their lives. Here are 25 strong prayers for someone you love.
Prayer for Someone You Love
Gracious and compassionate Father, You are a good God who has brought every person into my life as a blessing from You. In love, I pray for this person that they may know and experience You more. I also pray that You bless them in all they are trying to do in their life. Give them favor with their family, friends, and colleagues so that they may see evidence of Your grace around them. I thank and praise You, for You are the God who is with us always. Amen.
Prayer That Someone Would Love You Back
Father of mercy and healing, I come to You, my loving Father, to pray that this person would love me back. They spurn me, and I pray that You soften their heart so we can have a relationship based on affection according to Your will between members of Your body. Bring forgiveness where there needs to be forgiveness and bring understanding where there is misunderstanding. Restore the love they once had for me and heal any hurt I have caused. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Someone to Return to You
Father, my Miracle-Worker, I am on my knees, pleading with You about a loved one who has left me. Help me to trust that You are in control and that what is happening is according to Your sovereign will. If it is Your will, soften their heart and bring them back to me. You know my passion for them runs deep and You know what they are thinking and feeling. Help me to change myself in the ways I need to change and to honor You with my thoughts, words, and actions. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for Your Loved One Who is in Jail
Loving Father, I come to You on behalf of my loved one in jail. As Your Son said, when we visit those in prison and comfort them, we are comforting Jesus. Help me to obey Your command to love others by loving this person in the right way. Be their comfort and protection in prison, Father God. May they know that You are near, and may they draw peace and strength from the fact that You love them more than I ever could. In the love of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Deep Joy
Father God, Light in the darkness, You are the true vine, and we are Your humble branches. I thank You that in love, You sent Jesus to give us life and life in abundance. God, I pray for my loved one that they may experience this life to the fullest and have a deep joy that persists through all circumstances. May they rejoice in the hope of the glory of God and of a time in the future when they will spend eternity with You. You say the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Inscribe light and gladness and joy and honor in their heart, so they can feel Your presence and understand Your goodness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Recovery from Sickness
Jesus, the Great Physician, You are the Lord who bandages wounds and heals the sick. I pray for You to nurse my sick loved one back to health. I pray against any long-term effects, and I pray that they are able to resume their normal activities soon. Thank You for keeping them from even further harm. I exalt Your holy name for all Your goodness and for the blessing of this loved one in my life. In Your all-powerful and healing name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Healing
Jehovah Rapha, my Healer, in You, there is healing. By Your stripes, Lord, this person who I love is healed. Whether now, or later in the age to come, I thank You for restoring their health. Give them assurance of that healing and may it cause them to have hope and forbearance. May they know how deeply You love them. May they trust that You can use all things, even their sickness, to make something beautiful. May they depend on You for all things, because You are faithful and our all-powerful refuge. Amen.
Prayer to Ease Loved One’s Pain
Lord, our Healer, when I see my loved one in pain, I feel it too. You say You have plans to prosper us and not to harm us, Lord. So please stop their suffering. I plead with You to take away the pain they feel. Release them from these chains and free them from their misery. Relieve their pain, enable them to get restful sleep, and strengthen their body to fight any infection. Give wisdom to the medical professionals that are caring for them. Send Your Holy Spirit to give them peace. Amen.
Prayer for Salvation
Lord God of my salvation, You are the Mighty Warrior who saves. You came to seek and to save the lost. I plead with You to save this person about whom I care about deeply. Have mercy on them and work through Your Holy Spirit to change their heart. Let them despair at their sinfulness, only for it to turn into incredible joy at Your grace and forgiveness. Cultivate within them a relentless need to read Your Word and hold firmly to it. Lord, save them, not for my sake, but for their sake, and for the sake of Your name – that You are the God who can save anyone. In this, I trust You to be working by Your Spirit. Amen.
Prayer for a Place to Live
Provider God, I pray that You extend Your mighty hand on behalf of my loved one to help them to find a stable place to live. Give them favor with potential landlords and help them find a place suitable for their needs. I know that You care for our daily needs and that we can seek You to provide for us. Just as You provide for the animals of this earth, please provide a safe shelter for my loved one. They are weary and heavy-laden, God. Please give them rest. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for a Job
God, my Way Maker, I pray for provision for my loved one who needs stable long-term employment. You already know what their next job is going to be, and You have a plan for their life. Mold and shape them to prepare them for the upcoming job. Guide them in finding the opportunity and in the application and interview processes. Uplift their spirit so they stay optimistic and confident. Drive them forward so they persevere until they find what You have planned for them. I pray all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Blessings
Father God of Blessings, You are the one from whom all blessings flow. Even above my own needs, I pray that You bless and protect my loved one. Provide for their needs and show Your favor upon them. Smile on them and give them Your peace. Indwell Your Holy Spirit within them and fill their days with wonder at Your goodness to them. Bring them joy at sharing in the inheritance of Your holy people in Your kingdom of light. Amen.
Prayer for Physical Safety
Lord of heaven’s armies, my Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my Stronghold and my Refuge, You save Your people from violence and from our enemies. You save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them. You are our Protector and Deliverer from the evil one. Protect my loved one, Lord. Keep them safe from harm. Go before them always so they are not afraid. Supernaturally thwart any evil that may come to them. Keep my loved one as the apple of Your eye and hide them under the shadow of Your wings. In Your mercy and power, watch over them. In Jesus’ precious name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Spiritual Protection
O Jehovah, mighty Father, Your Word states that the evil one roams around like a lion seeking to devour someone, but that all who rage against us will be ashamed and disgraced. You say that those who oppose us will be as nothing and perish. Father, prepare my loved one for spiritual battle in their daily life. Clothe them with the full Armor of God. Protect them from the fiery slings of the devil. May Your angels stand guard, and may You rebuke the evil one. In Christ, I know that we are more than conquerors. Amen.
Prayer to Make the Right Decisions
Holy God of light, You direct the steps of those who love You. By Your Spirit, I pray that You guide my loved one in every decision they make. I know that there are upcoming key decisions that they must make. I admit that I do not know the right course. But You do. You say Your wisdom is freely given to those who ask. I am asking now on their behalf for You to give them the wisdom to know the right decisions to make. Give as You did to Solomon, God, wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Wisdom
Precious Holy Spirit, give wisdom to this person I love. In the big choices of life, as well as the mundane decisions of every day, fill them with Your spiritual wisdom and insight. Give them the wisdom that comes from heaven, which is pure, peace-loving, considerate, and full of mercy. If they come across tense situations, make them a peacemaker. In the difficult times, guide their actions to best honor You. I give praise and glory and honor to You, for Your wisdom is more precious than rubies or any of the treasures of this earth! Amen.
Prayer That God Would Use Circumstances to Lead Your Loved One to God
Sovereign and righteous God, I come before You to ask for You to save my loved one. From my perspective, it seems impossible for them to come to know You. However, Jesus said that what is impossible with man is possible with God. And so, I pray for the impossible, that You work Your will to bring this person to repentance and faith in You. Change their heart and mind and give them faith. You are mighty to save and have the power to change a person’s heart. Amen.
Prayer for Awareness of Sin
Creator and Sustainer, mighty God, in Your grace, there is freedom. But this is not a license to sin. Make my loved one understand how sin only brings destruction and pain in the end. Turn them to the freedom offered by Your commands. You have called each of us by name, God, and You will forgive those who seek Your face and repent of their wicked ways. Fill my loved one with an unquenchable desire to confess their sins and seek the kingdom of God and Your righteousness. Use me to show my loved one Your goodness. In the gracious and compassionate name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Repentance
Heavenly Father, I come to You with pain in my heart. I love this person, and although I know they know the difference between right and wrong, they continue to live a life of sin. Transform their heart so that they put on the new self which comes from You. Remind them that they were bought with a price and belong to You. Remind them that life is fleeting, and their days are numbered. Open their spiritual ears to hear Your truth and walk through the gate You have opened for them to eternal life with You. Thank You that You have sent Your Spirit to lead us in Your paths for us. Amen.
Prayer for Perseverance
Loving Father, You are the God who exalts the weary and gives strength to the long-suffering. I pray for my loved one who needs to persevere in their current situation. Through Your Holy Spirit, produce the fruit of patience in them. May they know Your presence and feel Your comfort. Give them the strength to run the race with grit and endurance and faithfulness. Inscribe on their heart that endurance will develop their character, and their character will strengthen their hope of salvation. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Encouragement
Father in heaven, I pray for my loved one. They are badly in need of encouragement, Father God. Stir up their soul and give them energy for the days ahead. Let circumstances not be the determiner of their confidence, but instead, ground them in the rock-solid surety of Your promises. Even in hard times, fill their heart with Your joy. Revitalize their mind, body, and soul to carry them forward and help them soar on wings like eagles. Help them run and not grow tired. I have confidence that You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Amen.
Prayer for Hope
O God of loving devotion, Jesus is our living hope. Even though there be trials and tribulations, You enable Your people to take heart because Jesus has overcome the world. For my loved one, help them to hold on. Give them confidence in the hope that You provide. May their days be filled with joy despite the circumstances around them. Enlighten the eyes of their heart so they may know the hope to which You have called us, and the riches of our glorious inheritance for Your people. Thank You for the reward stored up in heaven to the one who endures to the end. Amen.
Prayer of Gratitude for Someone
God of radiance and joy, I am so thankful You put this wonderful person in my life. As Jonathan was to David, so they have been to me. You know I love them, and in them, I see evidence of Your graciousness to me. Help me to praise You all the more, knowing that every good and perfect gift is from You, and it is You that brought us together. I feel You in my heart, God. I see You in my life. I praise the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me here on this earth and in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing. I will praise Your holy name for all the days of my life. Amen.
Prayer That Your Loved One Finds Their Christian Tribe
Abba, Father, I come to You on behalf of this person I love. In their situation and wherever they may go, I pray that You provide good friends in the faith to be by them. Surround them with people who will not merely be companions, but who will give them a brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ Jesus. May they be absorbed into a strong Christian tribe who spurs them to love others as You do, and to walk in the image of Your Son, Jesus. I pray this, and I thank You for Your constant presence in both their life and my life. Amen.
Prayer for Peace
My living God, I pray that You ease the mind of my loved one and put Your peace in their heart. Fill them with Your peace, which transcends all understanding. Bless them and keep them, Lord. May Your face shine upon them and be gracious to them all the days of their life. Destroy the spirit of anxiety within them. Jesus came to bring us life and life to the fullest. I pray this truth will be ever more real to them. May they walk by Your Holy Spirit and see the fruit of joy bloom in their life. By Your precious Son’s name, Jesus Christ, I pray. 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.