Often we don’t really know what and how to pray. In the Lord’s Prayer, the Lord taught us how to pray. That prayer goes like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
Notice that, in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us to use the words “we” and “us.” We pray within a community. We pray for others in our families, congregations, cities and country. We’re not in this alone. No one is an island. Jesus teaches us to pray for others, not just for ourselves.
Prayer is a gift from God. Imagine! The eternal God of the universe has provided a way for us to speak to him! It’s also a command for Christians. The Bible says, “Pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Christians can be confident that God hears their prayers but not because they are so good at praying. You don’t need to be eloquent or “good at praying” to have your prayer heard and loved by God. The heavenly Father hears our prayers for the sake of Christ. That’s why we typically end our prayers with words like “… we ask this of you for Jesus’ sake.” The Holy Spirit dwelling in us makes our prayers perfect because of what Jesus has done for us.
At Jubilee Church we strive to be a close knit and loving community. When you pray for others, you’ll find it very difficult not to show them love as well. Jubilee members can login and submit prayer requests and view prayer requests from fellow members.
Three Ways to Pray for Others
Pray right now:
Take a quiet moment and pray for someone right now.
Pray as a family:
You can pray together with your family and together, lift others up in prayer.
Pray as a congregation:
On Sundays when we worship as a community we pray for Jubilee Church and for all Christians and nations around the world. Prayer during the service is led by our Pastor.