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"Where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name...I am with you."
Yes. You can pray formally or informally.
In ordered worship or within a small group that honours confidentiality.
So what about if you are alone?

Go to a private place and pray.
Jesus recommended this type of prayer in Matthew 6:6.

Pray for yourself and others. Ask not to be alone...ask the Holy Spirit to come and enlighten you!

Jesus also said,
"This is how you should pray: "Our Father,...."
You can visit the multilingual "Pater Noster" church site in Jerusalem.

(The link was "broken" and is now fixed again. April 2003)

It's a prayer with
-Worship
-inclusive petitions with forgiveness and love
-thanksgiving

Pray for yourself in the manner Jabez, "the Big Pain", did to the God of Israel and of all nations.

"Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain!
" 1 Chronicles 4:10

Spanish -
Si de verdad me bendices,
se ensancharán mis términos,
tu mano estará conmigo
y alejarás el mal
para que no padezca aflicción.

French -
Accorde-moi ta bénédiction;
augmente mes possessions;
étends sur moi ta main protectrice
et éloigne de moi le malheur
et la suffrance!

German -
Segne mich
und erweitere mein Gebiet!
Steh bei mir
und halte Unglück
und Schmerz von mir fern.

Italian -
Benedicimi, ti (Dio) prego,
concedimi terreni sempre più vasti,
tienimi sul capo la tua mano
e allontana da me disgrazie
e dolori.
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YOU should love others as you love yourself!
So intercess, plead for and even bargain for others with a Jabez-type prayer. Jesus loved the arguments of people of faith -(ex. - even the dogs get crumbs at a rich person's table; I am a person in power, I give orders and I don't have to go; you stopped horrible Paul on the road to Damascus, so YOU CAN stop _____(name) too so they will not do any harm and love YOU too.... etc.)

Give blessings. Say specific ones. And say "general" ones like Jabez's prayer and Aaron's blessing of Numbers 6:24-26 that "cover" every area of a person's prayer needs. If possible put your hand on their hand or head. Especially bless anyone who asks you for prayers or is close to you. Bless me...me too, my ________. (Esau's plea Gen 27:34)
_____, benedici anche me! - Italian
Bendíceme a mí también, _____. - Spanish
____, segne mich auch. - German
Donne-moi aussi une bénédiction, ____. - French

The blank could be "friend", or father, mother, sister, brother, benefactor, indifferent acquaintance.... Jesus would say, "Bless those...those too, who are or seem your enemies."

"Oh, that You would bless ______, ______,.... and _____(names) indeed,
and enlarge all their territories,
that Your hand would be with all of them,
and that You would keep all of them from evil,
that all of them may not cause pain!"


If you are married you can pray:
"Oh, that You would bless _____(Spouse's name) and me indeed,
and enlarge our territory,
that Your hand would be with us,
and that You would keep us from evil,
that we may not cause pain!
"
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Other favorites follow this pattern and intent.

Praying about us and the 10 commandments...
Praying about verses recommended on a topic...
Praying the lessons of the Sermon on the Mount...
Praying Psalm 23
Praying in a manner like specific Bible heros...Mary, Daniel...
Praying personalized prayers...
Praying Psalm 86...
Praying about the armour of God...
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Be a Jesus Christ believing witness. 2 witnesses are required in a "legal" situation.
If there are 2 and you agree on Jesus' testimony, you witness to one another.
If you are 3, any two who agree can witness to the third.
Your witness becomes more effective when 3 agree!
Do agree that the Creator loves all peoples! Let us not harden our hearts.

Matthew 18:20
فَإِنَّهُ حَيْثُمَا اجْتَمَعَ اثْنَانِ أَوْ ثَلاَثَةٌ بِاسْمِي، فَأَنَا أَكُونُ فِي وَسَطِهِمْ
- Arabic
因 為 無 論 在 那 裡 、 有 兩 三 個 人 奉 我 的 名 聚 會 、 那 裡 就 有 我 在 他 們 中 間 。- Chinese
Thi hvor to eller tre ere forsamlede om mit Navn, der er jeg midt iblandt dem. - Danish
Want als twee of drie mensen bij elkaar zijn, omdat zij bij Mij horen, ben Ik bij hen. - Dutch
For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.
Car là où deux ou trois sont assemblés en mon nom, je suis au milieu d'eux. - French
Denn wo zwei oder drei versammelt sind in meinem Namen, da bin ich mitten unter ihnen. - German
Paske, chak fwa de ou twa moun mete tèt yo ansanm nan non mwen, m'ap la nan mitan yo. - Haitian
Mert a hol ketten vagy hárman egybegyûlnek az én nevemben, ott vagyok közöttük. - Hungarian
Perché dove sono due o tre riuniti nel mio nome, io sono in mezzo a loro. - Italian
두 세 사람이 내 이름으로 모인 곳에는 나도 그들 중에 있느니라 - Korean
ubi enim sunt duo vel tres congregati in nomine meo ibi sum in medio eorum - Latin
Bo gdzie są dwaj albo trzej zebrani w imię moje, tam jestem pośród nich. - Polish
Pois onde dois ou três se juntarem por serem meus, aí estarei eu também. - Portuguese
ибо, где двое или трое собраны во имя Мое, там Я посреди них. -Russian
Porque donde dos o tres se reúnen en mi nombre, allí estoy yo en medio de ellos. - Spanish
Kwa maana wanapokutana watu wawili au watatu katika jina langu, hapo mimi nipo pamoja nao. - (Ki)Swahili
Ito ay sapagkat kung saan ang dalawa o tatlo ay nagkakatipon sa aking pangalan, naroon ako sa kanilang kalagitnaan. - Tagalog
Vì nơi nào có hai ba người nhơn danh ta nhóm nhau lại, thì ta ở giữa họ. - Vietnamese

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If you wish to find others who pray for missing people, you can pray with us (all the people who visit this site) and/or you can become a prayer partner of childsearch.org.
Go to the webpage and click the relevant link below.
Child Search Ministries
Child Search
PO Box 73725
Houston, TX 77273
Here's their other contact info.
281-350-KIDS - Helpline
800-3:16-HOPE - HOTLINE (for reporting missing children ONLY please)
281-537-2111 - Main #
281-353-4400 - Fax
281-353-2855 - Alt Fax
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Help us to know, if any links anywhere on this website are not appropriate.
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Thank You, God of all nations, that You are eager to grant and will grant me many keenly desired blessings. Help me to know and accept them. Don't give up showing Yourself to me, others and those who have not chosen You yet. Let miracles happen today so it will be stated that God granted all of us what I requested. Amen