A Prayer for Our Unsaved Family Members, Friends, Co-workers and Enemies
Reflections of the Heart:
God always desired a relationship with humankind. He still does. His heart longs to father the lost and rejected in this world. So while there is still time, those who are unsaved can still make a decision to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and forever be free from the grip of sin and guilt. Keep trusting God to save the lost in this world and stay alert for opportunities to share your personal story of redemption with those who are looking for hope today!
Glorious Father, we thank You for Your unconditional love. Thank You for showing us just how great Your love is by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Thank You for adopting us as Your children. Lord God, we thank You for the precious gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Your majestic Name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens! We will praise Your Name forever and ever, for You have all wisdom and power. We put our hope in You, Lord. You are our help and our shield. Our hearts rejoice in You, for we trust in Your holy Name. Father, You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal! If we tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds we would never come to the end of them.
Triumphant Father, we declare in the Name of Jesus that the teaching of Your Word gives light so that anyone can understand it. We commit to sharing the Gospel with our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies. We will fulfill The Great Commission by going into all the world and preaching the Good News to everyone, without prejudice. We confess that as Your Word is preached throughout the world it will convict the hearts of the unsaved. As a Church Family, we are not ashamed to tell the Good News about Jesus Christ, for we know that it is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes. We declare that as our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies confess with their mouths, the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that You raised Him from the dead, they will be saved. When they receive Christ as their Lord and Savior, they will see themselves as Your masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus so that they can do the good things You predestined for them to do. They will learn to love You with all their heart and soul so that they may truly live. Lord, we decree that our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies who are set free by the Son of God will know that they are truly free indeed!
List the names of your unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom to witness to these people. Trust Him to give you the courage to approach them and the words to say to them.
Merciful Father, please send laborers to proclaim the Good News to our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies. We ask You, Holy Spirit, to remove the scales from the eyes of those who are blind and cannot see The Father’s goodness and faithfulness toward them. Lord God, we ask You to circumcise the hearts of those who are backslidden. Lead them back to the path of righteousness. Remind them of the huge crowd of witnesses that surround them and strengthen them to strip off every weight that slows them down, especially the sin that so easily trips them up. Please give them the endurance to continue the race You have set before them. We ask that You help them to keep their eyes focused on Jesus, the Champion who initiates and perfects their faith.
Precious Father, forgive the sins of our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies. Forgive them for not acknowledging You or Your Son. Forgive them for rejecting Your love and forgiveness. Forgive them for living in ruthless rebellion and ignorance of the Truth. Please have mercy on their souls and extend Your grace toward them. As a Church Family, forgive us for neglecting to share the Good News with more people. Forgive us for being constrained by fear instead of being motivated by faith. Forgive us for gossiping, backbiting, and slandering our backslidden brothers and sisters when we should have been helping them come back to Jesus. Lord, forgive me for (list the sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say out loud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
No one is holy like the Lord! There is no one besides You. There is no Rock like You, our God. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. You are awesome in Your sanctuary. You are the God of Israel, who gives power and strength to His people. Praise be to You, O God! May Your glory shine over all the earth. Holy, holy, holy are You, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with Your glory! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Romans 5:8, Ephesians 1:5, Romans 6:23b, Psalm 8:1, Daniel 2:20, Psalm 33:20-21, Psalm 40:5, Psalm 119:130, Mark 16:15, Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:10, John 8:36, Luke 10:2, Acts 9:18, Deuteronomy 10:16, Hebrews 12:1-2, Matthew 6:13, I Samuel 2:2, Psalm 68:35, Psalm 108:5, Isaiah 6:3
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