who are you praying for?

praying hands 2Last night, at my church’s midweek Bible study my pastor challenged us to think about what role prayer plays in our theology of evangelism.  One thing that he shared that really stuck out to me was a challenge to be more specific and pray for people by name.  He shared about how when we pray specifically it creates a desire to get actively involved in sharing and witnessing to that person, and even though God doesn’t have to use us, it’s almost a way of us asking to be a partner in some way to see that person come to a saving faith in Christ.

As I thought about this, I really became convicted in thinking about the way that I pray for lost family and friends.  Unfortunately, especially family, I tend to pray for people in groups like uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, etc.  It was a good punch to the gut to remember that I need to specifically pray for these people that I care so much about that the would find Christ or come back to Him.  That I would pray that God would use me to share His love and help me to see whatever obstacles are keeping me from doing so and remove those.

Too many friends of mine are lost and in need of Christ. I know I must get specific, get bold, and get busy sharing Christ.  How about you?  Are you praying specifically!  Time’s running out and lives are on the line…

John 9:4 (ESV), “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.”


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