Monday, January 25, 2010

Praying God's Word for the Unsaved

I found this on the Galkins' site. (The Galkins are an evangelistic team.)


Romans 10:17 reminds us that "faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." When praying for the unsaved that we love it is easy to lose hope. What is needed in many of our prayer lives is a solid dose of God's Word. Please take the following passages and pray through them with the names of those that you are burdended for. Read on to see the verses and prayer examples.

1) Pray for Open Doors

Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
Col 4:3

Example Prayer: God please give me an opportunity to share the message of your dear Son with _____________. Please remove distractions and let me have the clarity of mind to present the Gospel clearly. God would you also give me the grace and courage to go through whatever doors you open. - Amen

2) Pray for The Word to Work Swiftly

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2 Thess 3:1

Example Prayer: Father God would you please cause your Word to run freely into the heart of ____________. You know how they have heard your Word preached many times. Please do your work through your Word. - Amen

3) Pray for the Word to Break Hard Hearts

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Jer 23:29

Example Prayer: Oh God, break the heart of ____________. It would seem their heart is too hard and they are continually turning away from you. Let the hammer of your Word smash through the false philosophies of this world so that ____________ may see your truth. - Amen

4) Pray for the Word to Discern the Real Issues

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Heb 4:12

Example Prayer:
Dear Lord, I do not know what to even think about ____________. What is keeping them from turning from their sin? Please use the seed of your Word that was planted to reveal the true motives of their heart. - Amen

5) Pray that the Written and Living Word would Dispel Darkness

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Ps 119:105
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

Example Prayer:
I Praise you God that your Son and my Saviour is the Light of the World and that He is able to dispel the darkness of this world. Thank you that your living Word can do the same. Please do that work in the life of _____________ my friend. - Amen

6) Pray for the Spirits Conviction

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment
John 16:7-11

Example Prayer: Convict ____________ of their sin, their need for righteousness and the coming judgment of God. If your Spirit does not convict who will? - Amen

7) Pray that God’s Desire would be Realized in the Lives of the Lost

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

Example Prayer: Thank you for your showing your longsuffering to me. Would you please manifest the same love to __________. Please lead ___________ to a biblical repentance. - Amen

8) Pray for God sent Laborers

Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Luke 10:2

Example Prayer: Lord, you know that I have tried many times to share Christ with _____________. It would seem that they are closed to my witness. Please send someone else to them. You are able to call a specific laborer to go to them. Thank you God. I am waiting on you. - Amen

No comments: