In the Bible, Jesus instructs us to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. One of the best ways we can show our unselfish love for others is by following in the footsteps of Christ and praying for them.

Bible verses about praying for others.

Jesus loved praying for other people. He prayed for His disciples, the people He healed, little children, and even those who were responsible for His crucifixion. Despite all the pain and the betrayal He felt while on the cross, Jesus still asked God to forgive his betrayers, teaching us a lesson about praying for those who wrong us and forgiving them.

While it is certainly not always easy to pray for others, especially those who have wronged us, the Bible through these 50+ verses urges us to love and pray for one another in following God’s commandments and the teachings of Jesus.

Bible Verses About Praying for Others

1 Timothy 2:1-2

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

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James 5:16

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Romans 12:10

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Ephesians 6:18

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

1 Peter 3:8

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

Galatians 6:2

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Colossians 1:9

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.”

Matthew 5:44

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

1 John 4:7

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

Proverbs 11:25

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Luke 6:27-28

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

Romans 15:30

“I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.”

Bible verses about praying for others.
Bible verse from the book of Romans 12:10.

Matthew 18:20

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

1 Corinthians 1:10

“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

Philippians 1:9-10

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.”

Hebrews 13:1

“Let mutual love continue.”

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Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Proverbs 3:27

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to act.”

1 Peter 4:8

“Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

Matthew 22:39

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

“Do everything in love.”

Romans 13:8

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

Luke 10:27

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 John 4:19-21

“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”

1 Corinthians 13:13

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Romans 12:13

“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

Acts 20:35

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

Bible verses about praying for others.
Bible verse from the book of Matthew 5:44.

Proverbs 22:9

“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”

2 Corinthians 9:7

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

1 Peter 1:22

“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”

1 John 3:16

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”

Romans 14:19

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

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Proverbs 19:17

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

Hebrews 10:24

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

1 John 4:11

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

Romans 15:5

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”

Luke 6:38

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Colossians 3:12

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

Bible verses about praying for others.
Bible verse from the book of 1 Peter 3:8.

Matthew 6:14-15

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

1 Corinthians 8:9

“Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak.”

James 2:15-16

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”

Philippians 2:4

“Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

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1 Corinthians 10:24

“No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”

Proverbs 16:24

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

Romans 14:1

“Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.”

Galatians 5:13

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Bible verses about praying for others.
Bible verse from the book of Galatians 6:2.

James 4:8

“Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Romans 15:7

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Proverbs 25:21-22

“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.”

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Matthew 7:12

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”