How can I pray for you?

Looking for an easy way to begin a profound conversation with someone far from God? Ask them how you can pray for them.

I've done this at a restaurant with waiters from time to time. "Hey, we're getting ready to pray for our meal in a few minutes and we're really thankful for you helping us out. When we pray, how can we pray for you?"

Virtually nobody will be offended by the question, and most of the time they will invite you in for a sneak peak at what God is doing in their life.

It works with neighbors, coworkers, friends, kids, and spouses. Our senior pastor's daughter calls him almost every morning on the way to work to ask how she can pray for him, because his wife modeled that when the kids were young.

If you want to knock someones socks off and see what God is up to, it's pretty easy: ask them how you can pray for them.


chloeadele said...

i love this!

Casey said...

What a great idea Chris. Thanks for this post :)