May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God. (Psalm 20:1-5, NIV)
Here is a Psalm already written into a prayer for someone loved. Thank You, Father! Here is a lovely sample and example of what it is to pray the goodness and power and will of God for another.
We could turn it back around!
The Lord answers those in distress (when we cry out to Him;)
The name of the God of Jacob protects (those for whom we pray.
He will send help from His sanctuary … (for He has heard our prayers!)
Oh, glorious God! Are You remembering my dear little friend today? My desperate little friend? My darling little family? Our D.L.F.s are ours because in Your love for them, You gave them into our keeping, that we should care and ask for good things on their behalf; that we should know how powerful and unfailing You are in love, and in what we know, require of You all that ________________ and _________________ may need.
You are good and You do good, Lord God! Nothing is hidden from You and nothing is impossible for You! See! We know so much about You! Faith and grace are gifts that You give, so none of us shall boast, except in You. Oh, give to them, Father, the desire of their hearts! Give to them good desires and fulfill those desires, Almighty God! Give to them and to us to hunger and thirst for righteousness! Let all their springs be in You!
Indeed! We will shout for joy and lift up the banners of our hearts when help comes for them from Your sanctuary!
Banners of the Knights of the Thistle, St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh
Phillip Allfrey, by permission, Wikipedia