Prayers for Neighbors

Begin today praying for your neighbors. Your prayers invite God to open hearts and doors. His Spirit will move and transform those around you.

As you pray for your neighbors, you will know some better than others. It can be encouraging to use a neighborhood directory, a sports team roster or a workplace job chart to pray by name for those you don’t know.

Lord, open the eyes of those around me. Turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God, so that they will receive forgiveness of sin and begin a relationship with You. Lead me to those who are hungry to know You. May I have a humble boldness to share the Gospel with them.

John 1:12,13

Lord, plant in the hearts of those around me the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom. Help them understand what is right, just, fair, and wise. Let their choices and understanding lead them to greater dependence on You. Increase their faith and knowledge of You.

Proverbs 2:1-6

Lord, I pray that You would bring peace into the lives of those around me. Keep out all discord, pain, and darkness. God, I pray You would bring reconciliation and healing. In trials, bring peace that surpasses understanding. In all things and in every home, reveal Yourself as the Healer and Restorer. Bring healing to brokenness, loneliness, abuse, illness, anxiety, fear, or anything else robbing them of Your peace.

Philippians 4:6-7

Lord, I pray that You would bring peace in the relationships of those around me. May You enable them to forgive and act with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience towards others. Most of all, give them love for You and Your people – a love that acts courageously and sacrificially on behalf of others. Lead them to Your saving love.

Colossians 3:12-15

Lord, keep those around me safe. Guard and defend the weak. Let their homes be safe havens. Protect this neighborhood with Your righteous right hand. God, would You remove and keep out all evil.

Psalm 34:7

If any are struggling with sickness, please, O Lord, bring restoration. God, I ask that you make them well and until then, may they cry out to You for healing and relief from pain.

Psalm 30:2

Lord, bless my neighbors with work to provide for their own families. Bless them with enough to share with others. Give them success and establish the work of their hands. If anyone is out of work, please provide what is needed.

Psalm 90:17