To Timothy, my dear son:
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2 Timothy 1:2
I’ve always liked these blessings. When we’re reading through Scripture, we often speed past them in order to get to the “good stuff.” But this is the good stuff. How awesome would it be if someone prayed these words over you when they saw you? Thirteen simple words that constitute a fantastic blessing for you, your family, and your loved ones.
And when you don’t know how to pray for someone? Memorize this and pray it over them. God can give them grace, mercy, and peace. There really is no downside to quoting this prayer over people. Plus, it gets us into the habit of praying for others more.