Summary: Most of us owe our own conversion to friends and family who prayed us into The Kingdom. Prayer is the big weapon for the salvation of souls. Not arguing, debating ---seeking to see the lost saved is empty, dry, and fruitless without FERVENT prayer! Don’t
Teaching: HOW TO PRAY FOR THE LOST
Evangelist Jennifer A. Mears –January 2007
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
And he said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.” Matthew 4:17-20 (NKJV)
Most of us owe our own conversion to friends and family who prayed us into The Kingdom. Prayer is the big weapon for the salvation of souls. Not arguing, debating ---seeking to see the lost saved is empty, dry, and fruitless without FERVENT prayer! Don’t waist all your time with getting into arguments with unbelievers. Stand in the gap and pray on their behalf. Cry out to Jesus for their souls to be saved! Let’s begin to really get serious about this thing! Let’s pray The Power of God down from Heaven with strong prayers on the behalf of those you want to be saved…to have their sin covered by The Precious Blood of Jesus.
Reasons To Pray DAILY for The Lost…
1. Because of Love - if we love God, we MUST love our neighbor - if we love our neighbour as ourselves we will want EVERYONE to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior…and for Him to become The King of their Eternity! We will want them to choose LIFE, through accepting Jesus Christ, just as we have.
2. Because of Our Holy Fear Out of Holy Fear - if we would but get the revelation that Hell is real…and it is the eternity for many people we know and love! If we would develop the burden for our loved ones and friends…even others that we do not know…if we would but realize that Hell is the destiny for these lost souls, then we would not want ANYONE to go there.
3. Because of Our Knowledge of God and His Word – God’s Nature is that He loves to be merciful and desires that all men and women…and they ALL should be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth...His Way and His Truth…He IS THE TRUTH! Hallelujah!
4. Because of We Know The Power of Prayer – “the fervent and effectual prayer of a righteous man avails much” James 5:16 (NKJV). Prayer often will succeed when everything else has failed. Prayer is a powerful tool…our communication with God, The Father is how we ask God to move in someone’s life and heart. Prayer, according to The Will of God, is answered. We know that it is God’s Will that ALL be saved. God is a Gentleman and He does not manipulate us from a distance, but as we pray, we begin to see clearly and make Godly choices. Prayer to God diminished the power of the enemy over our lives and the lives of our loved ones. We can also pray that someone will make the choice to come to Jesus and receive His Mercy and Grace…that they accept Him as their Savior and Lord…and ask for remission of sin. We can pray for their deliverance and watch The Holy Spirit move onto the scene and make a difference…ALL to The Glory of God. Blinded eyes of the lost can be opened when we call out to Jesus!
This Is Our First Priority
Paul says it best in I Timothy 2:1-8…he writes, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men the testimony given in its proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle--I am telling the truth, I am not lying--and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles. I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.”
God wants us to pray! He needs for us to pray! We are His Vessels here on earth. We must pray so that people may be saved and come to a knowlege of His Truth. Many forget how important praying for the lost really is. Pray that those who have no knowledge of Him would receive information of His Gospel (missionaries, evangelists, etc.) God wants EVERYONE to be saved from EVERYWHERE…ALL CREATION! Pray that His Good News reach them without any hindrances. Pray for our leaders, schools, government, and other countries to get the revelation that God is real…and Jesus came to save ALL the lost….not condemning them but that through Him ALL would be saved and come to repentance