We are almost done with our 21 Days of Prayer. However, even though this spiritually journey technically ends Saturday, my encouragement is to take what you’ve experienced during these 21 Days and keep going with it. We’ve been praying “Lord, Search Me, Break Me, and Send Me.” There’s no need to stop praying those prayers. Keep your focus on Jesus, expectantly waiting for God to answer these dangerous prayers in His timing and His way.
Praying for the Spiritually Disconnected
This past Sunday, as we talked about how all Jesus-followers are sent, I mentioned I would be giving you ten biblical prayers you can pray for a friend or family member that doesn’t know or follow Jesus. Use these prayers to help you pray for your “one.” Simply insert the name of the “one” person(s) you are sent to in the blanks below.
(To give credit where due, these ten prayers come from the “Life Transformation Groups” described in chapter 8 of Neil Cole’s book Cultivating a Life for God from Christian Multiplication Associates.)
- I pray, Lord, that You draw ____ to Yourself (John 6:44).
- I pray that ____ seeks to know You (Acts 17:27).
- I pray that ____ hears and believes the Word of God (1 Thess. 2:13).
- I ask You to prevent Satan from blinding ____ to the truth (2 Cor. 4:4; 2 Tim. 2:25-26).
- Holy Spirit, I ask You to convict ____ of his/her sin and reveal his/her need for Christ’s redemption.
- I ask You to send someone who will share the Gospel with ____ (Matt. 9:37-38).
- I also ask that You give me the opportunity, the courage, and the right words to share the truth with ____ (Col. 4:3-6; Eph. 6:19-20).
- Lord, I pray that ____ turns from his/her sin (Acts 17:30-31; 1 Thess. 1:9-10).
- Lord, I pray that ____ would put all of his/her trust in Christ (John 1:12; 5:24).
- Lord, I pray that ____ will confess Christ as Lord of his/her life, be rooted in his/her faith, and bear much fruit for Your glory (Rom. 10:9-10; Col. 2:6-7; Luke 8:15).