14 Loving Prayers For A Sister

Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Emma

Are you searching for prayers you can pray for your sister?  Do you want to pray for your sister’s situation, but you are not sure where to start?

We offer these 14 loving prayers for a sister to you to use.  Although we may not have covered every possible scenario, any of these prayers can be altered to suit your specific situation.  Let these prayers be a help to you.

As you begin to say the words written here, you may find the Holy Spirit guiding you into more focused praying.  Be open to the move of God in your heart as you pray for your sister.

If you have other family members you want to pray for, we invite you to look around on this site. You can also pray for your sister-in-law, your cousin, your niece, or even the father of the bride.

I have an older sister and she gave me one of the greatest gifts I could ever receive.  She taught me to read when I was young.  Because of that, I have had doors opened to me through reading that I might not have had without my sister’s love for me.

Sometimes the greatest truths are right before our eyes.  Like the truth of love for God and love for others.  The beloved disciple John reminds us that we can’t say we love God and hate our sister.  Love for others and love for God are linked.

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.  And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister” (1 John 4.20-21, NIV).

You have a sister so you know how special she is to you.  Maybe you are her brother, or you are her sister.  In each case, the relationship with your sister is a special one and unique to the two of you.  That special bond is partly why you are on this website, reading this article on how to pray for your sister.

There’s nothing you wouldn’t do for her.  And one of the best things you can do is pray for her.  Allow God to begin moving through you as you pray these prayers for your sister.  We invite you to share your journey and prayer requests with us in the comments section down below.

Short Prayer for a Sister

Dear Lord, I pray for my sister right now.  I don’t know all that she is going through because she won’t tell me much, but I know she needs strength.  I know there is no match for your peace in her life, which is what she needs at the moment.  I pray that you protect her and watch over her.  Help her sense your presence and be open to you.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for Sister Going Through a Tough Time

Dear God, I am concerned about my sister.  She is going through such a tough time right now.  She and her husband are barely scraping by and she just told me that one of their cars is on the fritz and her youngest is sick.

I hurt for her Lord.  I can send her a little extra money but I’m not sure that’s going to make much of a difference.  She just has so much piled up on her and I’m afraid all of it is going to overwhelm her and swallow her up.  I pray for you to provide her with some relief, to provide for her finances, and restore healing into her, I pray.

I don’t even know what to ask for specifically, Lord, except for you to help her and give her a respite from her burdens.  Your scriptures promise to give rest to the weary and my sister is plumb worn out.  I ask you to give her peace and provision and rest.  I ask all of this, trusting in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer for Sister Who Is Sick

O God, my sister is really sick and had to go to the hospital.  The doctors don’t know right now if it is Covid or the flu or something else, but I know my sister doesn’t get sick often, so this is something serious.  I pray the doctors can diagnose her quickly and accurately.

I pray for her children, that you give them peace while she is sick.  I’m sure they are worried about their mommy. I pray that you give her strength and work your healing through medicine and treatments.  I also ask that you provide for her and her family for the cost of all of this medical treatment.  I ask all of this through Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister’s Marriage

Lord, I pray to you right now for my sister’s marriage.  I think her and her husband are going through a rough patch in their relationship.  I don’t think either one of them wants to get divorced or anything like that, but I know there is strain there.

They were both over at our house the other night and I could tell there was a wedge between them.  They didn’t really touch each other and seemed, well, just cordial to each other.  I quietly asked her about it but she said she didn’t want to get into it, so I left her alone.

I love my sister and I love her husband.  I don’t want them to go for too long in this state so I pray that you will awaken them both to their true love for each other and remind them of their vows to each other.

Help them see a way through whatever confusion they are experiencing right now.  Help them both to talk to one another and apologize to each other.  I ask that you help them to fall in love again, Lord.  I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer of Appreciation for My Sister

Dear God in heaven, I want to pray to you about my sister.  I so appreciate that you have put her back into my life again.  She’s been away on deployment for so long that we have really fallen out of touch.  I give you praise and thanks for keeping her safe while she was overseas.

I appreciate her service to her country and I appreciate that she has grown into a confident woman.  I ask for you to help us get reconnected and help me find the words to tell her how much I love her and appreciate her.  I am just so glad she is in my life.  Thank you, Father, for my sister.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer to Celebrate My Sister’s Birthday

Father God, I pray to you now as we gather here together to celebrate (sister’s name) birthday.  It’s been a rough year for everyone, especially for my sister.  But she made it through and so did we.  Now we are all together and we are celebrating life!

Thank you for how old she is, because each year is a sign of wisdom and strength.  Thank you for the cake and drinks, for as we eat, we know that the food we share is a sign of love between family and friends.  Thank you for each person here, for their presence is a sign of love for my sister.

Help her to receive this love and joy we have for her and her life.  She has touched us all with her kindness.

I pray all of this as we rejoice in the day she was born.  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer of Gratitude for My Sister

Dear Lord, I thank you for my sister.  She has done so much for me in my life.  She was a nurturing presence as I grew up.  And now, as I am older, she is a confidante and a listening ear when I need one.

I am grateful for her and her life.  She means so much to me and to so many others as she exudes your grace and mercy in her daily life.  I pray that you keep her in good health and in good spirits each day.

I don’t think I would be half the man/woman I am today if it wasn’t for my sister.  I pray your many blessings upon her, Lord.  In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister’s Safety

Dear God, please help keep my sister safe as she drives halfway across the country to visit a friend of hers who is in need.  She didn’t want to fly so she could have the freedom to stop and go when and where she wanted.  She usually drives with her husband, but this trip is a solo one.

I pray you to keep her attentive as she drives and I pray against any errant vehicles crossing her path.  Help her arrive safely and return home safely, without incident.

I realize I’m praying more out of my own anxiety for her, but I know you hear my prayer regardless and you know my heart.  I trust you will keep my sister safe, Lord.  I ask this through Jesus, my Strength and my Rock, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister’s Health

Lord, I come to you in prayer about my sister’s health.  She has been caretaking for my parents and I think all that is negatively affecting my sister’s health.

I’ve tried to help her see that she needs to get some help, even if it’s only a couple of times a week, but she said she doesn’t want to do that, because it would mess up my parents’ routine.  I don’t think mom and dad would be all that worried about things, honestly, but I don’t want to argue with my sister.

Thankfully, our parents have a very comfortable retirement pension and there’s money to hire someone to come in twice a week or more, but my sister doesn’t want to spend money on that.  I’ve tried to help her see what all the work and stress are doing to her but she doesn’t want to see it right now.

I think she’s so focused on caring for my parents that she’s forgotten that she needs to care for herself too.  I pray that you will break through her blocked thinking so she doesn’t wear herself down so much that she can’t do anything.  I wished I lived closer to them but I don’t, so that’s why I’m praying for her now.

In the name of Jesus, help my sister, Lord, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister’s Healing

God, I pray for my sister’s healing.  She has a low level cancer and it is being treated and the prognosis is good, according to the doctors.  For that I give you praise and thanks!

As well, I pray for my sister’s complete healing. I know you can, and do heal through modern medicine, Lord. I pray for the treatments to work well and for the medicine she is taking to fully do the job.

I pray for healing and restoration of her strength and joy for life.  I don’t want to lose my sister to this cancer, Lord.  I pray for you to heal her and restore her, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister to Find a Job

Dear Lord God, I am asking you to help my sister find a job. She has been out of work for two months now and her finances are getting really tight, even problematic.

She has been diligent in sending out resumes and filling out job applications. She has used all of her social media to try and make connections in any way she can with people in her field. She just needs a good break, a good lead.

Please give her some sort of encouragement, some kind of sign that you are at work on her behalf. Maybe it’s a callback for an interview or a friend who makes a link for her to a hiring manager.

I just pray for some sort of good news for her. She really needs a job and is a really good worker, Lord. I pray for your provision in her life. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister at Retirement

Lord God, I pray a prayer of joy for my sister.  She has worked so hard all of her life and now she has put in enough years to qualify for a full retirement.  She told me she put in the paperwork last week and will be officially retired in a couple of months.

I am so happy for her, yet I also pray that she will find plenty of activity to keep her as busy as she wants to be in her retired life.  I’m sure she will take a break for a bit, but I know my sister too well to think that she will just sit around the house for too long.  I pray for her transition from full-time work to full-time retirement.

Help her see opportunities to do things she wants to do, and has dreamed of doing, with her free time now. I pray that this next step in her life journey is a happy one and filled with your guidance. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister’s Job

Dear God, I pray for my sister’s job. She told me last night that she is afraid she may get caught up in all the layoffs happening in her industry.  I know she feels like she doesn’t have much control and she doesn’t but I know that you are in control of it all.  Help her to trust in you and be at peace amidst all of the uncertainty.

I pray that she will keep her job so her family doesn’t suffer from the loss of her income.  I pray that she will emerge from this stronger in her faith and with an even deeper gratitude for your provision in her life.  Help her look to you, not her circumstances.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for My Sister as a New Mom

Thank you, Lord Jesus for the good news I just received from my sister!  She is pregnant!  My sister is going to have a baby next October!  My sister is going to be a mommy!

I knew she had wanted to have a baby for the longest time but I didn’t know she and her husband had made the decision to start trying for a baby.  I am so happy and so overjoyed for her.  She is going to make a wonderful mother to this child.

I know she is my little sister but she has been mature beyond her years for the longest time. I can still remember her being motherly to me when we were young.  She helped me get through a tough time back then.

I pray for her and the health of this new baby coming soon.  Help her to prepare well.  I pray for your provision to them as well.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Final Thoughts

Sisters are our family. God knew of the special bond that brothers and sisters share. God knows that our love for each other is what really defines our relationships.

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.  If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” (1 John 3.16-17, NIV).

Our love for our sister will be most evident in our actions. And what could be a more loving action than coming humbly before God to pray for her?

Let all that you feel for your sister be made known in prayer to the One who listens and acts with grace and mercy.

Let the love of God within you come pouring out of you in prayer for your sister. May God meet you in your prayers and surround you with his love, peace, and direction.