A Prayer for Your Brother

Prayer.

Remembering Our Brothers In Prayer

We often talk about how God calls us to care for our brother in the Bible, but in fact, most of those verses are really talking about just caring for fellow human beings. Still, our relationship with our actual brothers is just as important, if not more so since they are our family. There is no one closer to us than our family, brothers included. In most cases we live under the same roof, we share our childhood with them, we have so many shared experiences that they know us best, whether we want them to or not.

  That’s also why we need to remember our brothers in our prayers. Lifting up our siblings to God is one of the greatest blessings we can give them, so here is a simple prayer for your brother that can get you started:

A Sample Prayer

Lord, thank you so much for all you do for me.  You have blessed me in more ways than I can count and in so many more ways than I probably even know.  Every day you stand beside me, comforting me, supporting me, protecting me.  I have every reason to be grateful for my faith and for the ways you have blessed me.  I ask you to continue to bless me and guide me in my day to day life.  Yet that is not the only reason I come before you in prayer at this moment.

Lord, today I am asking you to bless my brother.  He is so close to my heart, and I want only the best for him.  I ask, Lord, that you work in his life to make him a better man of God.  Bless every step he takes so that he can be a light unto others.  Guide him in the right direction when he is faced with making the right choice or the wrong one.  Give him the friends and family members that will point him toward you and what you want for his life, and give him the discerning mind to know who is giving him Your advice.

Lord, I know that my brother and I do not always get along.  Actually, we can fight like no two other people.  But I ask that you take these disagreements and turn them toward something that draws us closer together.  I ask that we not just argue, but that we make up and become closer than we were before.  I also ask you to put a greater amount of patience on my heart for the things he does that normally set me off.  I also ask that you give him more patience in dealing with me and the things I do to irritate him.  I want us to grow older with happy memories of one another.

And Lord, I ask that you bless his future.  As he moves forward in his life, I ask that you guide him down the path you’ve built for him and that you give him joy in walking down that path.  I ask that you bless him with good friends, fellow students, and co-workers and that you give him the love he so dearly deserves.

Thank you, Lord, for always being here for me and listening to me as I speak.  Lord, I ask that I continue to have your ear and that my heart is always open to your voice.  Thank you, Lord for all of my blessings, and may I continue to live a life that makes you smile and gives you nothing but joy.  

In your holy name, I pray, Amen.

Have a specific prayer request about your sister (or anything else)?  Submit a prayer request and feel free to help pray for others that need God’s intervention and support.