We will experience peace and see change when we thank God for the people in our lives and pray for them. Paul writes to Timothy, “”I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” 1 Timothy 2:1 Want to feel less stressed, healthier, and more energetic? Research shows that there are many benefits to exercising gratitude. This should be a factor in how we pray for the people in our lives.