A Prayer for Cherished Ones Who Do not Know Jesus – Your Day by day Prayer
A Prayer for Cherished Ones Who Don’t Know Jesus
By Kristine Brown
“In case you overtly declare that Jesus is Lord and imagine in your coronary heart that God raised him from the lifeless, you may be saved. For it’s by believing in your coronary heart that you’re made proper with God, and it’s by overtly declaring your religion that you’re saved.” (Romans 10:9-10 NLT)
I moved into my dorm room, enthusiastic about all the brand new experiences school life would deliver. And boy, did I bounce into these experiences with out thought or look after the implications. Late nights and poor selections turned a lifestyle. However simply two weeks into my newfound freedom, an sudden telephone name got here.
On the opposite finish of the decision, a deep but considerably acquainted voice I hadn’t heard in years. A childhood good friend who’d moved away way back heard we had been on the identical campus and seemed up my quantity. He invited me to the college’s gathering of Christian college students. I laughed underneath my breath, then politely declined.
Trying again now, I can see that my previous good friend’s name was an open door. God had a plan for me and knew I used to be headed within the flawed path. Though I didn’t settle for the invitation, I bear in mind the second so clearly. Little question this good friend’s prompting to achieve out to me was the results of somebody’s prayer.
God hears our prayers for family members who don’t know Christ. Sure, the Lord offers us free will to simply accept or reject him, however he won’t ever cease pursuing us. God will intersect our lives with others who he strategically places in place to achieve out with the love of Jesus. And once we’re prepared, we are going to reply to that decision.
Romans 10:10 tells us, “For it’s by believing in your coronary heart that you’re made proper with God, and it’s by overtly declaring your religion that you’re saved.”
We would like our family and friends to imagine in God— to say sure to the unconditional love of Jesus. However their hearts could also be distant from God for no matter motive. Fortunately, Jesus stands at that door, and he compels us to shine his gentle for others to see.
“Right here I’m! I stand on the door and knock. If anybody hears my voice and opens the door, I’ll are available and eat with that individual, and so they with me.” (Revelation 3:20 NIV)
So we have now hope right this moment— hope within the One who’s trustworthy. Let’s by no means hand over praying for our family members who want salvation. God’s Phrase assures us, “The prayer of a righteous individual is highly effective and efficient.” (James 5:15 NIV) As God listens to our prayers, he connects folks for the aim of introducing our family members to Jesus. He’ll preserve knocking on their coronary heart’s door.
Expensive Heavenly Father,
Thanks for my household and buddies. They’re a treasured reward, and I like them greater than phrases can say. I rejoice over my family members who’ve accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and I pray for individuals who haven’t. Greater than something, I need to know we are going to all be in heaven collectively sometime by your promise of everlasting life.
Forgive me for getting discouraged as I proceed praying. Once I don’t see outcomes, I begin to lose hope, so I stand towards these lies proper now with the facility of your guarantees. You’re a good and trustworthy Father who by no means stops pursuing your kids.
You might have good ideas towards my household and buddies. So many they will’t be counted! (Psalm 139: 17) You’re keen on my folks much more than I do. What an superior reality! I do know you hear my prayers and that you’re working of their lives proper now. Hold knocking on the door of their hearts, Lord. Ship your servants as messengers, beckoning my family members to open the door and obtain the ample life you might have deliberate for them.
In Jesus’ identify, I pray, Amen.
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