God Cares for Us
Many of us are burdened in our prayers for loved ones, and it can be difficult to know how and what to pray. But we must remember that God holds the entire world in his hands, including you and me, and that he hears the prayers of all the children he loves.
Don’t doubt that God is gracious and wants people to be saved; continue to pray for them, trusting in what God has said about himself. Paul encourages believers to “make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for all people.”
Pray for the Lord to open doors.
Pray for clarity and wisdom as you speak about the gospel with family and friends, and that God will enable you to naturally bring biblical thinking into conversations. The apostle Paul asked the church to pray that “God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ.” Every word of witness to God’s truth is a seed sown, and we can pray that some of these will take root.
Pray also for your wordless communication.
Even hostile, unbelieving husbands can be won by their wives’ conduct, according to Peter in 1 Peter 3:1u20132. We need to pray for grace to live attractive, Christ-like, wholesome lives for our families.
Pray that the Lord will use all seasons.
We must not exploit grief or suffering in any callous or crass way, but we can pray (and do everything we can, humanly speaking) that the words spoken at a funeral are a testimony to the gospel.
Pray for Persistency
Pray for the Lord to grant you a spirit of persistent faithfulness and loving gentleness when family members have fallen away from the Lord, as Paul did in the Corinthian church: “Your restoration is what we pray for” (2 Cor. 13:9).
Even if our judgments are off, and we pray for the wrong specific things, the Spirit of God translates our prayer in transmission when our hearts are right. William Philip: How kind and wonderfully generous is our God. Philip: Even when we ask for the wrong things, he answers us with wisdom.
Pray that your pastor would love God and you so much that he would be willing to disappoint you for God’s glory.
Can you pray for someone who doesn’t believe in God?
You don’t have to believe in God for prayer to work, which makes sense because you don’t have to subscribe to any particular religion or believe in any God to meditate, and the same is true of prayer, though Harris isn’t aware of it. You can be a praying atheist, or a “pray-theist,” if you prefer.
How do you help someone who doesn’t believe in God?
First, pray and fast for them so that their hearts will be opened to the gospel; then, the next time you see them, bring up topics and subjects that will lead to a discussion about the gospel; invite them to church or activities; and, most importantly, be friendly.
How do you get a family member to believe in God?
10 Ways to Help Your Family Grow in Faith
- Pray together as a family.
- Spend mealtime together.
- Teach good values.
- Go to church together.
- Start traditions together.
How do you pray for family members?
I give you all of our family members, knowing how well you know them and how much you love them, and I ask that you cover us in a rainbow of hope.
What does an atheist say instead of praying for you?
Instead of saying, “I’ll pray for you,” say, “Is there anything I can do for you?” “I’m here for you. Anything I can do for you, just ask; let’s meet up again soon to talk some more.”
How do you pray if you’re an atheist?
As an atheist, here are four keys to praying like a Pentecostal.
- Find a good listener.
- Be honest. There’s far less pressure to maintain a facade or pretend to be better off than we are when we share our innermost thoughts and feelings with no one or nothing.
- Let go.
- Listen to your heart.
What do you tell someone who doesn’t believe in God?
Many people are confused about the differences between the terms agnostic and atheist; the distinction is simple: an atheist does not believe in the existence of a god or gods, whereas an agnostic does not know whether there is a god or even if such a thing can be known.
What is it called when you don’t believe in God but believe in a higher power?
2 According to Merriam-Webster, an atheist is u201ca person who does not believe in the existence of a god or any gods,u201d and the vast majority of atheists in the United States fit this definition: 81% say they do not believe in God, a higher power, or any spiritual force of any kind.
How do we show god’s love to others?
Here are five easy ways to show others God’s love:
- Show God’s Love through Listening.
- Show God’s Love through Generosity.
- Show God’s Love through Encouraging.
- Show God’s Love through Acts of Kindness.
- Show God’s Love through Praying for Others.
What does the Bible say about not believing in God?
The man who says there is no God is corrupt, a liar, and never does good, according to Psalms 14 and 53, and it is no surprise that the Apostle Paul cites portions of these psalms to make his point that no human is righteous and no one seeks God (Rom 3:10u201312).
How do you encourage others to have faith?
How to Assist a Friend in Growing in Faith
- Even if you’re not sure how to help or what to say, the Bible can help you encourage your friend in their faith.
- Enjoying Nature.
- Cards and Letters.
- Worshipping Together.
What do God say about family?
“Honor your father and mother,” says the Lord, “so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”
What does the Bible say about family praying together?
u201d Ephesians 3:12 (NLT) We can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence because of Christ and our faith in him. When we pray together as a group, we are essentially asking God to show up.
How do you pray for someone who lost a family member?
May their memories become joyful, their days enriched with friendship, and their lives encircled by your love, eternal God, so that they may face each new day with hope and the assurance that nothing can destroy what has been given; may their memories become joyful, their days enriched with friendship, and their lives encircled by your love.