Paul’s Prayer Themes for Believers

The apostle Paul’s rich prayer life focused on the spiritual growth and maturity of fellow believers in Jesus Christ. Use these themes to intercede for others:

Romans 10:1: That Israel will be saved

Romans 15:5–6: That we will glorify God through unity

Romans 15:13: That God will fill us with His joy and peace

2 Corinthians 13:7–10: That we will do what is right

Ephesians 1:17–18: That God will give us the Spirit of wisdom andrevelation to know Him better

Ephesians 3:16–21: That we will be strengthened with His power

Philippians 1:9–11: That our love will abound

Colossians 1:3–4: That we will thank God for the faith of ourfellow believers

Colossians 1:9–14: That God will teach us the knowledge of His will

Colossians 4:12: That we will know and stand firm in the will ofGod

1 Thessalonians 1:2–3: That we will thank God for love and faithfulnessof our fellow believers

1 Thessalonians 3:12–13: That our love will increase and overflow toothers

1 Thessalonians 5:23: That the God of peace will sanctify usthoroughly

2 Thessalonians 1:11–12: That we will fulfill every good purpose of God

2 Thessalonians 2:16–17: That God will encourage and strengthen our hearts

2 Thessalonians 3:5: That God will direct our hearts into His loveand Christ’s perseverance

1 Timothy 1:17: That we will praise, honor, and glorify God inprayer

Philemon 6: That we will deepen our understanding and actively share our faith

Adapted from Praying Like Paul, © 2008 Jonathan Graf. Available from