Praying Through Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Justin Buzzard offers some funny prayer starters based on the Myers-Briggs personality typing. I am an INTJ, last time I checked. According to this description, I share personality traits with C. S. Lewis, Gandalf the Grey and Hannibal Lecter. God help me!

ISTJ: Lord help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41.23 am e.s.t.

ISTP: God help me to consider people’s feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.

ESTP: God help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they’re usually NOT my fault.

ESTJ: God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, just ask.

ISFJ: Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.

ISFP: Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don’t mind my asking).

ESFP: God help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.

ESFJ: God give me patience, and I mean right NOW.

INFJ: Lord help me not be a perfectionist. (did I spell that correctly?)

INFP: God, help me to finish everything I sta

ENFP: God,help me to keep my mind on one th-Look a bird-ing at a time.

ENFJ: God help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in writing?

INTJ: Lord keep me open to others’ ideas, WRONG though they may be.

INTP: Lord help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.

ENTP: Lord help me follow established procedures today. On second thought, I’ll settle for a few minutes.

ENTJ: Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwatIdo.

3 replies
  1. Matt
    Matt says:

    Hi Michael,

    Fellow INTJ (aspiring) church planter here. Just wondering what your church planting experience has been in terms of your personality and giftings. The more i explore church planting on the nuts and bolts level, the more it seems that it requires a highly resilient, type-A, super social lead planter to make it happen. At least the churches that really take off seem to have those types at the helm. I’m currently trying to assess whether i’m wasting my time and should be focusing my energies elsewhere. Just curious about your thoughts.

    Shalom,

    matt stephens

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  2. April
    April says:

    So funny and true! ENFP here, and my prayer for myself is very accurate lol! But in all seriousness, I think that knowing ourselves, and our type, as well as those of others’ can help us pray for them and ourselves more specifically and appropriately.

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