Here are three short but powerful prayers for the lost.
Praying for Conviction
Righteous Father God, I beg with You to send Your Holy Spirit to convict those who don’t yet know You to see their need for the Savior, that they might see their sin and know that their sins have separated them from You (Isaiah 59:1-2), and that their one and only hope is in Jesus Christ alone (Acts 4:12). I know that it is not Your desire that any should perish and that only You can grant repentance to the lost (2 Pet. 3:9), so I am praying for those who don’t yet even know that they have sins that need to be forgiven. Only Your Spirit can reveal to them that they have the wrath of God on them if they refuse to believe in Jesus (John 3:36b). In the mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
Praying for Your Glory
Father God, it is through the strong name of Jesus that I pray and for the answer to this prayer to be for His glory that the lost can know the joy of their salvation and have the hope that is found only in You. As the world grows more and more wicked, the time of Your great Son’s coming is approaching, and then it will be too late for those to repent and trust in Jesus (Rev. 20:12-15). The glory that Your Son deserves will be all the greater when many more can fall before Him and worship Him on the great day of His visitation, and millions can worship Him Who alone is worthy. It is for His glory that I pray in His precious name, amen.
Praying for the Blind to See
Heavenly Father, I come before Your majestic throne through the glorious name of the King of kings and the Lord of lords to open the eyes of the blind who don’t yet see. They are held captive by the god of this world (Col. 2:8) because “the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Cor. 4:4). Only You can open the eyes of the blind and open their ears to hear so that they might receive eternal life in Jesus Christ, in Whose powerful, omnipotent name I pray. Amen.
We need to be praying for the lost every day since we know it is God’s will that they might be saved. Think about how our God saved us by His mercy and grace and how others can receive this same gift of eternal life (Rom. 6:23). We need to be praying for daily divine appointments with those who are hurting that they might know the joy that is found only in Jesus Christ.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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