Monday 14 March - Being my Brother's Keeper
Father in the name of Jesus I dedicate this week to praying your word and your will for (insert name here), your precious child. You chose them before you formed them in the womb, you set them apart before they were born, you appointed them to the nations. (Jer 1:4-5; John 15:16).
I am standing in the gap for (insert name here) this week. Yes, I take responsibility as my brother's keeper. (Gen 4:8-10). This week I will not only think about my own needs and concerns, I am interceding for my brother/sister. I am bearing my brother/sister's burden in the place of intercession. (Gal 6:2).
Father, we live in a selfish world and sometimes we get sucked into it but this week I am determined to value my brother/sister’s interest above mine and not look only to my own interests. (Phil 2:3-4, Act 20:35).
Father, I remind myself that in praying for them, I am actually praying for myself. For we are both a part of the same body, the body of Christ. (1 Cor 12:27).
Father, Your word says that we should pray for one another that we might be healed. (James 5:16). We know that this scripture is specifically referring to physical healing but it also reveals your nature as a God who is eager to heal or restore. You want my brother/sister to be “healed and made whole” in every area of their lives. (Act 3:19-21, 1Pet 5:10; 3 John 2).
Father, I agree with your word and declare that (insert name here) will prosper and be in good health always, all the days of their life. This is your will concerning them and you will fulfil it. (3 John 2,Ps 138:8).