What Are Some Common Baptist Prayers?

Baptists do not have any specific prayers, but they believe all Christians should pray for wisdom, other people’s salvation, those who hold governmental office, protection for self and loved ones and better understanding of the Bible. Baptists derive their views on prayer from the Bible.

The Bible’s book of James tells those who need wisdom to pray and ask God for it to keep from being tempted by sin and doctrines that are contrary to the Bible. The book of Proverbs also contains many verses that encourage people to seek God’s wisdom. Baptists also pray for other people’s salvation, meaning they pray that people believe that Jesus, God’s son, came to earth, died and was risen again as a sacrifice for the sins of all people.

The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 13 that Christians are to obey those who are in authority over them and pray for them. These prayers include asking that God give leaders wisdom to create and pass laws and that they govern in a way that brings honor to God. Some Baptists also pray that the people in the nation be wise when electing new officials. Other prayers that are based on Biblical scripture are praying for church leadership, praying for those who are less fortunate and praying with other people over their needs.