Almighty God, your name is holy. Your dwelling place is holy. Your house will be a house of prayer. I come before your mercy seat to place our requests there for your favor and blessing. Vocal requests, or silent requests, neither is beyond your hearing and knowing. Strengthen the effectiveness of my prayers. Let me always pray within the circle of your grace. I would be known as someone who prays. It’s a gift of the Spirit. Let me never take it for granted. Keep me on track, praying sincerely for needs that you alone can fill. Don’t let me turn to the right, nor to the left, but always pointing to Jesus as the source of all wisdom and salvation. May the prayers I raise enhance the relationship between those for whom I pray and you, Lord. Draw them closer to yourself. Bind their hearts to you. Heal their wounds. Provide their needs. Be their light and their salvation, just as you are mine. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7 ESV)