We are absolutely delighted that you are thinking of saying a prayer of encouragement for a friend. If we are true to the call of being our brother’s keeper, this is essential.
This world can be an incredibly cold place. People are facing difficulty on a day to day basis. Some of our friends become discouraged by the challenges that they face.
This is common. There are only so many times that someone can push against the odds before they start to curve in. It is the role of good friends like you to keep your friends lifted in prayer.
The article you are reading is written to make sure that you too, have the help as you pray. We have bible verses and relevant prayers and prayer points that you can say.
Prayer of Encouragement for a Friend
In the morning
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a]
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Dear God, I thank you for my friend _________. As they start this day, I know that your mercies for him/her are new this morning. Even at this moment of incredible struggle, I pray that this truth would be held in his/her heart. I pray that there would not be downcast. May their hope be renewed in you this morning. I pray for the upliftment of joy in their soul.
Open their eyes to see your hand in difficult situations. May your great faithfulness be their testimony. It is their
Heritage in you. In Jesus’ name
Prayer for Strength for a friend
Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Father, I pray that as my friend feels weak, they would turn to you. I ask that you would be found when they seek you. Open their eyes to see your hand.
Even when they don’t see your hand, give them wisdom and boldness to walk by faith and not by sight. You are a faithful God!
May my friend’s mouth be filled with praise even in the storms that they may be going through.
Your strength is made perfect in their weakness. May my friend be vulnerable enough to accept their weaknesses and lean on you. In Jesus’ name
Raise my friend to Prayer
James 5:13-16 King James Version (KJV)
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.
Lord as my friend is feeling discouraged, I pray that the value of prayer would
As they are afflicted with fear, with hopelessness, let them pray. May the spirit of intercession be raised from the pits of their belly.
Holy Spirit, I pray that you would stir this sleeping giant to rise up and stand. When they cannot stand for themselves, may they find strength in you? You are the pillar of their faith.
Prayer for Courage for my friend
I have told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!
Discouragement is a result of a lack of courage. It would be ludicrous not to pray for the root problem. The scripture above tells us that there will be troubles. This is a guaranteed aspect of life.
Yet, there is a saving grace right at the end of it. He tells us to be brave, for victory is also guaranteed. It is a neat concept in many ways.
You are guaranteed troubles, but also guaranteed victory! This is a truth that will often become blurred when the pressures of the world push us.
That truth will likely be getting lost for your friend in the sea of discouragement. Yet, our God is faithful to restore this.
I bless your name for my friend. I pray that you would replace all discouragement with courage. I declare and decree that you Lord, make him/her brave. May your perfect love absolutely cast out all fear in Jesus’ name.
May he/she be filled with peace in you. Even as I pray, let this become manifest in the physical. Holy Spirit, I ask that you would begin to move in them.
I thank you for all the troubles that my friend has had. Let every challenge be one that improves them. Let no pain or tear be in vain. Strengthen them as they continue on this walk.
Let every challenge end in your glory. May your peace that surpasses all understanding be their portion. No test in this walk will be without a testimony! For you have guaranteed victory.
Teach them to wait on you. For you are faithful to renew the strength of those who wait. I declare and decree that my friend’s strength will be renewed. I declare that they will soar on eagle wings, in Jesus’ name!
Let this experience be transformative.
Thank you for having defeated the world, oh Lord! Thank you for care and sacrifice through it all.
Thank you for taking the time out to pray for your friend. The value of intercession is incredible.
To give something that someone may never know that you have given to them, yet receive the value of it is amazing. That is what makes prayer what it is today.
Prayer meetings remain some of the least frequented meetings in most ministries. That has to change.
We challenge you to be part of that change. In fact, we challenge you to lead this change first with yourself, within your community and further.
This is how we can actively impact and transform lives across the world.
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
The scripture above is a powerful promise. Although I believe that returns should never govern our love for others. It is still thrilling to know that as we do this for others, we have an intercessor who sits on the right hand of the father and knows our own worries.
He stands in the gap for us, while we stand in the gap for others. Take heart! Key going!