This "gift" from buddy and believing attorney, Dick Carpenter:

This is a suggested guide for praying for any fellow "follower of Jesus Christ" when you do not have a specific request to pray for them.  This list may help you get started and gives scripture verses to use as you pray.
 

Anointing
 

Ask God for the anointing of the Holy Spirit on this person so that they will be operating out of the Spirit's power, not out of human abilities. 
(1 Corinthians 1:21-22) 

Boldness 

Pray that this person will speak the Word of God with boldness. 
(II Timothy 1:7) 

Comfort
 

Ask for comfort in those times when this person is discouraged, brokenhearted, or stressed so they can pass that comfort on to others. 
(II Corinthians 1:3-4) 

Direction

Ask that this person will be able to sense God's specific direction in their life. 
(Proverbs 3:5-6) 

Encouragment

Ask God to send someone to encourage this person. 
(Hebrews 3:12-13) 

Family
 

Pray that this person will be able to guide their children in the way they should go and would be the kind of spouse who please the Lord. (If, of course, they have a family 'n children.)
(Isaiah 40:11 and Ephesians 5:33) 

Glory to God

Pray that every minute of this person's day will be lived to glorify God. 
(1 Corinthians 10:31) 

Humility

Ask that this person will develop a sense of humility, rejecting pride. 
(1 Peter 5:5-6 and Proverbs 15:33)

Insight

Ask that this person will see people and things from God's perspective. 
(Colossians 1:9, 10)

Joy

Pray that this person will be full of the joy of the Lord in all situations. 
(Nehemiah 8:10)

Knowledge

Pray that this "follower" will crave the knowledge of God's Word and apply it consistently. 
(Psalm 119:105 and Romans 11:33)

Love

Ask that this person will be a vessel through which God's love flows to others. 
(1 John 3:16)

Motivation

Pray that this person will do their work from godly motives, not to please other people. 
(Colossians 3:23, 24)

Needs

Pray that the person you are praying for will realize that in Christ all of their needs will be met. 
(II Peter 1:3)

Open Door

Pray that the person you are praying for will recognize opportunities to share the gospel.
(Ephesians 6:18 -- 20)

Prayer Partners

Ask God to provide prayer partners for this person, people who will intercede on a regular basis. 
(II Thessalonians 1:11) 

Quiet Time 
 

Pray that nothing will get in the way of this person having a quality quiet time with the Lord each day in which knowing Who God is and what He does becomes a priority. 
(Psalm 46:10) 

Revival
 

Ask God to work in this person's life so that they will be willing to meet the conditions for personal revival. 
(II Chronicles 7:14

Servanthood

Pray that this person will do their work with a servants spirit.
(Matthew 10:24, 25; John 20:21)

Thankful Heart 

 Ask that this person will learn to thank God for what He is doing even in difficult situations.
(Colossians 3:16; I Thessalonians 5:18)

Unsaved
 

Pray that the unsaved people this person encounters will develop a hunger and thirst for Jesus Christ in their lives. 
(II Corinthians 4:4-6)

Victory

Pray that this person will know victory in spiritual warfare. 
(II Corinthians 10:3-5)

Weariness

Pray that this person will not get bogged down in having too much to do. 
(Galatians 6:9)

X-Ray Vision

Ask that this person will have X-ray vision of the heart to see anything in their life that needs confessing; pray that the person will desire a cleansed life. 
(Psalm 51) 

Yieldedness

Pray that the person will be completely yielded to Christ, being willing to be dead to self. 
(Galatians 2:20)

Zeal

Pray that the person will have a renewed zeal to share the gospel. 
(Colossians 1:28-29) 

Web posted:  September 24, 2001
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