Scriptures to Pray For Others

Fill in the blanks with the person's name you are praying for:

Psalms 139 - NIV

O LORD, you have searched __________
       and you know _______.
 2 You know when _____ sits and when _____ rises;
       you perceive his/her thoughts from afar.
 3 You discern _____ going out and _____ lying down;
       you are familiar with all his/her ways.
 4 Before a word is on _______’s tongue
       you know it completely, O LORD.
 5 You hem ______ in—behind and before;
       you have laid your hand upon ______.
 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for ______,
       too lofty for him/her to comprehend.
 7 Where can _______ go from your Spirit?
       Where can he/she flee from your presence?
 8 If ______ goes up to the heavens, you are there;
       if _____ makes his/her bed in the depths, you are there.
 9 If _______ rises on the wings of the dawn,
       if he/she settles on the far side of the sea,
 10 even there your hand will guide _______,
       your right hand will hold him/her fast.
 11 If _______ says, "Surely the darkness will hide me
       and the light become night around me,"
 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
       the night will shine like the day,
       for darkness is as light to you.
 13 For you created _____________’s inmost being;
       you knit him/her together in their mother's womb.
 14 ________ will praise you because he/she is fearfully and wonderfully made;
       your works are wonderful,
       _______ will know that full well.
 15 ______’s frame was not hidden from you
       when he/she was made in the secret place.
       When he/she was woven together in the depths of the earth,
 16 your eyes saw ________’s unformed body.
       All the days ordained for _______
       were written in your book
       before one of them came to be.
 17 How precious to ______ are your thoughts, O God!
       How vast is the sum of them!
 18 Were _______ to count them,
       they would outnumber the grains of sand.
       When ________ awakes,
       I am still with him/her.
 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
       Away from _______, you bloodthirsty men!
 20 They speak of ______ with evil intent;
       your adversaries misuse your name.
 21 Does ______ not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
       and abhor those who rise up against you?
 22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
       I count them my enemies.
 23 Search _______, O God, and know his/her heart;
       test ______ and know his/her anxious thoughts.
 24 See if there is any offensive way in _____,
       and lead him/her in the way everlasting.
Psalm 140 – NIV & the Message
 1-5 God, get _______out of here, away from this evil; protect _______ from these vicious people.
   All they do is think up new ways to be bad;
      they spend their days plotting war games.
   They practice the sharp rhetoric of hate and hurt,
      speak venomous words that maim and kill.
   God, keep _____ out of the clutch of these wicked ones,
      protect ______ from these vicious people;
   Stuffed with self-importance, they plot ways to trip _____ up,
      determined to bring _____ down.
   These crooks invent traps to catch _____
      and do their best to incriminate him/her.

 6-8 Oh Lord, may ____ say to you, “You are my God. “
      Listen, God! Mercy!
   God, my Lord, Strong Savior,
      protect __________when the fighting breaks out!
   Don't let the wicked have their way, God,
      don't give them an inch!" 9-11 These troublemakers all around
      let them drown in their own verbal poison.
   Let God pile hellfire on them,
      let him bury them alive in crevasses!
   These loudmouths—
      don't let them be taken seriously;
   These savages—
      let the Devil hunt them down!

 12-13 May _______ know that you, God, are on the side of victims,
      that you care for the rights of the poor.
   May _____ know that the righteous personally thank you,
      that good people are secure in your presence.

Psalm 141 – The Message & NIV

O LORD, may he/she call to you; come quickly to ______.
       Hear ______’s voice when he/she calls to you.
 2 Treat his/her prayers as sweet incense rising;
       his/her raised hands are his/her evening prayers.
 3 Set a guard over ________’s mouth, O LORD;
       keep watch over the door of his/her lips.
 4 Let not _______’s heart be drawn to what is evil,
       to take part in wicked deeds
       with men who are evildoers;
       let them not lure _________ with their sweet talk.
 5 May the Just one set him/her straight.
       May the kind one correct him/her; Don’t let sin anoint his/her head.
       My ______be praying hard against their evil ways.
  8 But God, dear Lord, may _____ only have eyes for you.
       since ______ has run for dear life to you, take good care of him/her.
 9 Keep him/her from the snares they have laid for him/her,
       from the traps set by evildoers.
 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
       while he/she pass by in safety.

Psalm 142

1-2 May ______cry out loudly to GOD, and life his/her voice up for mercy.
   He/she will spill out all his/her complaints before him,
      and spell out his/her troubles in detail:

 3-7 "As ______ sinks in despair, his/her spirit ebbing away,
      you know how he/she’s feeling,
   You know the danger _______;s in,
      the traps hidden in his/her path.
   Look right, look left—
      there's not a soul who cares what happens!
   He/she’s up against it, with no exit— left alone.
   May _____cry out, GOD, 'You're my last chance, my only hope for life!'
   Listen to _______’s cry;
      He/she has never been this low. ______is in desperate need:
   Rescue _______from those who pursue him/her
      for they are too strong for __________.
   Set _______ free from his/her prison
      that he/she may praise your name.
   Your people will form a circle around him/her
      and You'll bring him/her showers of blessing!"

Psalm 143

 1 O LORD, hear his/her prayer,
       listen to his/her cry for mercy;
       in your faithfulness and righteousness
       come to _______’s relief.
 2 Do not bring him/her into judgment,
       for no one living is righteous before you.
 3 The enemy pursues _____,
       he crushes him/her to the ground;
       he makes him/her dwell in darkness
       like those long dead.
 4 So his/her spirit grows faint within him/her;
       _____’s heart is dismayed.
 5 He/she remembered the old days, went over all you’ve done;
       Pondered the ways you’ve worked, stretch out his/her hands to you,as thirsty for you as a desert thirsty for rain.
       7 Hurry with your answer, God ______ is nearly at the end of her rope.
       Don’t turn away; don’t ignore him/her for that would be certain death.
       8 If you wake ________ each morning with the sound of your loving voice he/she will go to sleep each night trusting in you.
       Show him/her the way he/she should go,
       for to you he/she lifts up their soul.
 9 Rescue ______ from their enemies, O LORD,
       for YOU are his/her only hope.
 10 Teach him/her how to live to please you;
       because you are ______’s God;
       Lead him/her by your blessed spirit onto
       level ground.
 11 For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve _____’s life;
       in your righteousness, bring him/her out of trouble.
 12 In your unfailing love, silence and destroy all his/her enemies;
      for _____desires to be your servant.

Psalm 144

Praise be to the Lord ________’s Rock.
   Who trains him/her to fight fair and well.
He's the bedrock on which he/she stands,
      the castle in which _____ lives,
      his/her rescuing knight,
   He is his/her loving God and fortress,
      his/her shield, in whom he/she takes refuge.

 3-4 I wonder why you care, GOD—
      why do you bother with us at all?
   All we are is a puff of air;
      we're like shadows in a campfire.

 5-8 Step down out of heaven, GOD;
      ignite volcanoes in the hearts of the mountains.
   Hurl your lightenings in every direction;
      shoot your arrows this way and that.
   Reach down your hand from on high,
      deliver ______ and rescue him/her,
      from the mighty waters, from the hands of the foreigners,
      whose mouths are full of lies,
      whose right hands are deceitful.

 9-10 _______ will sing a new song to you, O God;
      on the twelve-string guitar—he/she will make music to you,
   to the One who gives victory to kings,
      the God who will rescue _____ your servant.

 11 Rescue _____ from the enemy’s sword,
      release _______ from the grip of those barbarians
   Who lie through their teeth,
      who shake his/her hand
      then knife him/her in their back.

 12-14 Make our sons in their prime
      like sturdy oak trees,
   Our daughters as shapely and bright
      as fields of wildflowers.
   Fill their barns with every kind of provision.
Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.

Psalm 145

 1 ________ will exalt you, my God the King;
   he/she will praise your name for ever and ever.
 2 Every day he/she will praise you
       and extol your name for ever and ever.
 3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
       his greatness no one can fathom.
 4 One generation will commend your works to another;
       they will tell of your mighty acts.
 5 _______ will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty,
       and he/she will meditate on your wonderful works.
 6 ______will tell of the power of your awesome works,
       and will proclaim your great deeds.
 7 _____ will celebrate your abundant goodness
       and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
 8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
       slow to anger and rich in love.
 9 The LORD is good to all;
       he has compassion on all he has made.
 10 All you have made will praise you, O LORD;
       your saints will extol you.
 11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom
       and speak of your might,
 12  so that all men may know of your mighty acts
       and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
 13 God always does what he says,
      and is gracious in everything he does.

 14 God gives a hand to those down on their luck,
      gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.
 15 The eyes of all look to you,
       and you give them their food at the proper time.
 16 You open your hand
       and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways
       and loving toward all he has made.
 18 God's there, listening for all who pray,
      for all who pray and mean it.
 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
       he hears their cry and saves them.
 20 God sticks by all who love him,
      but it's all over for those who don't.
 21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
       Let every creature praise his holy name
       for ever and ever.