4. An Intercessory Prayer for Your Loved Ones

Almighty God,

It’s difficult to sleep tonight because of those You have placed on my heart. You have given me people to love and yet I cannot be with them personally tonight and be assured of their wellbeing.

Yet You, Lord Jesus, know every detail of their lives—physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Thank You, God, for Your watchful eye over those I love. Thank You that nothing touches their lives that hasn’t first passed through Your loving hands.

I praise You, God, that You gather the lambs in Your arms and carry them close to Your heart, and You gently lead those who have young (Isaiah 40:11). Gently lead those I am entrusting to Your care. Keep their minds stayed on You, their hearts surrendering to You alone, and their bodies safe from harm. Cover them with Your fathers and under Your wings may they find refuge.

May Your faithfulness be their shield and don’t let them fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys…May no harm overtake them and no disaster come near their homes.

Command Your angels concerning them to guard them in all their ways. Satisfy them with long life and show them Your salvation (Psalm 91:4-6, 10-11, 16). Thank You, Lord, that Your love endures forever.

Help me to fall asleep knowing not only am I in Your hands, but You are also holding all those whom I care about. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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