A Prayer for Our Family Members, Friends, Co-workers and Enemies Who Have Not Accepted Jesus Christ as Their Lord (Leader) and Savior(Forgiver)
Psalm 84, John 3:1-21
Reflections of the Heart:
Isn’t it good to know that God saves us by His special favor when we believe? Salvation is a gift from God, so we cannot take credit for it. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, therefore, none of us can boast about it.
O Lord, our God, Your majestic Name fills the earth. Your glory is higher than the heavens. Our souls bless You and we will remember the good things You have done for us. You are the One who forgives all our sins, heals us from diseases, redeems us from death, and crowns us with love and tender mercies. You fill our lives with good things and renew our youth like the eagle’s! We honor You as our Lord and Savior. Thank You for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. We thank You for extending Your unfailing love towards us. Thank You, Father, for the tremendous harvest of souls in our city. You are great and deserving of all praise.
Father, it is Your will that prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all men so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. It is Your desire that all men be saved and understand the truth; that You are the only God and there is only one Mediator who can reconcile humanity back to You—the man, Jesus Christ. Today, we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. He is the only door by which people can be saved. Father, You are so rich in kindness and grace that You have purchased our freedom with the blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son, and have forgiven our sins. We declare, by faith, that (list names of nonbelievers) will confess with their mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in their hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead and we expect that they will be saved. Father, we decree that they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free. As for me, I confess my sins. I believe that You are faithful and just to forgive me of my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I submit to You, my spirit, soul, and body.
Father, we ask You to clear the way so that Your Gospel may be preached in (name of your city). As You know, the harvest is great. Please send laborers to proclaim Your Word of salvation to (list names of nonbelievers). Holy Spirit, stir up their hearts and remove the the darkness that keeps them from from seeing and receiving You. As Your Word goes forth, Holy Spirit, please touch their hearts to receive Your gift of salvation. Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of believers, who have strayed away from You, to return to You and Your eternal love. Father, use me as an answer to this prayer and give me Your courage and boldness to witness Your love and salvation to nonbelievers.
Father, forgive (list the names of nonbelievers) for not acknowledging You and receiving Your Son. Forgive them for all acts of sinfulness, including: disobedience, hatred, rebellion, murder, idolatry, homosexuality, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, injustice, and violence. Please have mercy upon them and extend Your grace towards them. Forgive those believers who have strayed from You. Forgive us, the body of Christ in (name of your city), for not sharing Jesus and the Gospel with more people. Forgive me for being timid and reserved about sharing the Gospel. Lord, remind all of us of those persons we need to forgive, and please help us to forgive.
Lead all of us not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You are alone have held the oceans in Your hand. You measured off the heavens with Your fingers. Only You know the weight of the earth and have weighed the mountains and hills on a scale. All the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket to You; they are nothing more than dust on the scales. You pick up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand. The Lord God Almighty is Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 8:1, Psalm 103:2-3, I Timothy 2:1-2, 4-5, John 14:6, John 10:9, Ephesians 1:7, Romans 10:9, John 8:32, I John 1:9, Luke 10:2, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 40:12,15
Today, I will trust God to: