How can you pray for the work of evangelism?
Praying for yourself:
Jimmy Kinnaird has developed a useful prayer acrostic called “BOLDNESS” to help you prayerfully prepare yourself.
This is an awesome acronym and a helpful structure.
Here are some things I pray for:
- To live a consistent and holy attractive life.
- To be authentic and honest as I go through life’s ups and downs
- To sharpen my skills as an evangelist
- To have appropriate boldness and courage
- To have the eyes to see the opportunities and open doors for conversation
- To have frequent conversations with people.
- To taste the “Father’s Heart” for people who don’t know Him.
Praying for others:
For starters, I have a list of names of people that I pray for regularly. Using names brings to mind faces of people that I know and love and are apart from the outrageous love of Christ. It moves beyond a nebulous “them” to my friends — its personal.
Jimmy Kinnaird has shared another useful acrostic called “HEART” to help you pray for your friends.
Here is what I pray for:
- To reveal Himself and draw my friends unto Himself.
- To open their eyes to see the emptiness of life without Him
- To open their eyes to see their need for forgiveness, to remove the confusion in their mind, to grasp the meaning of the cross.
- To help me see what He is doing in their life.
- To hear from God about how to engage them in conversation — sometimes God shares some information.
Let me ask you this?
Take a moment, write down the names of people you love who do not know Christ. Spend time every day this week praying for them.
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