Praying for the Lost

There are many people in our world who don’t know the peace of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Every Christian knows someone, whether family, friend, co-worker, or acquaintance, who hasn’t accepted the free gift of salvation and grace offered by God through faith in Jesus. We have two choices regarding these people. We can care that they don’t know Jesus and wonder what we can do or how we can pray so that they will come to know Him. Or we can decide there is nothing we can do and say that they have made their own choice.

With some people, actually sharing Christ is not an option because experience tells us that will not work. However, we can still pray for them. What we cannot do God can. But how do we pray?

Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44. So if we care enough about someone to want them to come to Jesus, we must pray that the Father draw them to Him. That is my prayer for those in my life who don’t yet know Him. It’s a simple prayer, but I trust that God will be faithful, in His timing, to answer this prayer.

Do you have the eternal salvation of someone on your heart? Pray that the Father will draw them to Jesus, and then Jesus will raise them up on the last day.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


3 Responses

  1. I have been praying for this.
    First for me, for the household, for the clan,
    and it reached now for everyone.
    I’m moved and thankful
    and prayer is just a small act of gratitude
    that might have the greatest impact.
    Thanks for the encouragement Lynda!

    • Yes, “prayer is just a small act of gratitude” but it unleashes the power of Christ in the lives of those we pray for. Now all I need is patience to wait for the answers! 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. Linda, this was perfect for me to read at this time. He has impressed on me to pray . . .more . . .and then this! God bless you and thank you for listening to Him and sharing with us. deb

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