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A Little Prayer For My Sister

Sometimes, circumstances do not allow a person to pray a full-length prayer. For example, let’s say your sister is about to go to work, but she can only afford to stay a little longer as she may be late. Even in such a situation, you can still pray for her. You can pray short prayers that will not cause her to be late. 

Father in heaven, I pray for my sister as she begins her day. Bless her endeavors for today so that they will be fruitful for her. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Are Little Prayers Effective?

Absolutely. One of the things you can do to pray for your sister even when time is of the essence is to pray short prayers that address the important things in her life. So, when you have only a little time, pray for these things.

For example, let’s say you see her leaving in a hurry to go to school to take an exam. It is okay to leave out other blessings for another time; you might pray just for wisdom and grace as she takes the exam and that she will arrive at school calmly and come back home safely. 

A Little Prayer for My Sister

A Little Prayer for My Sister

Heavenly Father, as my sister is about to take her exam today, give her the grace and wisdom to ace it. Protect her as she goes to school and comes back home later. Bless her, Lord, and may she grow in grace today. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Heavenly Father, as my sister is about to take her exam today, give her the grace and wisdom to ace it. Protect her as she goes to school and comes back home later. Bless her, Lord, and may she grow in grace today. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

A Little Prayer for My Sister

That prayer didn’t even take a minute, so it is possible to pray for your sister even if your time is short. This can be done no matter what circumstance your sister may be in—studying, working, or already married. 

For example, let’s say you are in the middle of a meeting, and your sister calls you crying (not about an emergency matter for which you would have to leave your meeting). You can pray a short prayer there and then:

Father, I pray for peace and comfort upon my sister. In such challenging moments, You stand by her and strengthen her. Remind her that Your goodness and mercy always follow her no matter where she is. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

A Little Prayer for My Sister

A Little Prayer for My Sister

Even short prayers can be used to lift to God the prayer requests you have for your sister (Philippians 4:6-7) and cast to God the burdens she may be under (1 Peter 5:6-7).

How Can I Pray Little Prayers for My Sister?

Since time is limited, you can pray just for the most important things. Going back to the example of when your sister is about to go to school and has an exam, the most important thing is that she does well on her exam. If you must, you can even omit the prayer regarding her safety and protection as she travels, because the most important matter in her day is her exam. Still, you could include growing in grace because spiritual matters such as growing in spiritual maturity, Christlikeness, etc., are more important than earthly matters. In short, when time is limited, you can select prayers for the spiritual matters that can help her the most. 

Father in heaven, I pray for my sister constantly to be reminded of Your grace and love for her and that this will motivate her to love You and honor You daily. I pray that her endeavors today will be successful and that You will give her the wisdom and strength to get through her day. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Father in heaven, I pray for my sister constantly to be reminded of Your grace and love for her and that this will motivate her to love You and honor You daily. I pray that her endeavors today will be successful and that You will give her the wisdom and strength to get through her day. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

A Little Prayer for My Sister

As you pray for your sister, even if your prayer is short, remember to do it out of love for her (1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love.). You may pray lengthy prayers full of words that cover every matter of her life, but as Paul said, if you do it without love, then it is nothing. So, may you be motivated with an agape kind of love as you pray and seek your sister’s well-being.

A Little Prayer for My Sister

A Little Prayer for My Sister

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