7 Ways to Pray for Your Lost Friends (Plus 17 more)
No one prayed for me to come to know Jesus when I was growing up, but Jesus eventually found me in high school, and I’ve been a follower of Jesus ever since. It didn’t have to be this way; God’s sovereignty helped me along the way.
Pray for your lost friends
Prayer is one of my 7 Axioms of Personal Evangelism, and I pray for the unsaved friends in my life, their community, their nation, ethnic groups, and so on. I pray for my lost friends, asking the Lord to open their hearts to the gospel message.
Which of my lost friends do I pray for?
Samuel did not yet know the word of God, according to 1 Samuel 3:7, and as I read this verse, I began to consider who I am praying for to come to know the Lord, and to whom I am praying for God to reveal His word to today’s young people.
Seven Ways to Pray for Your Lost Friends
Request that God make them spiritually thirsty (Isaiah 41:17-18), and that God open their hearts to receive (Acts 16:4). Please help me discern whether I’m planting, watering, or harvesting (1 Corinthians 3:6-7).
21 days of Praying for lost friends: An Example
Check out these different prayer themes to help you pray for your friends. No one has ever reported praying for me to come to know Christ, but rather prayed for their friends.
10 More Ways to Pray for Your Lost Friends
Ask God to convict them of their personal sin and lostness, open their eyes and reveal Christ as Lord and Savior, and tear down any strongholds that are keeping them from salvation, according to Pastor Bob Mayfield.
The Structure Doesn’t Matter
What matters is that you talk to God about your friends; the structure is irrelevant; the point is to pray. Outlines and Scriptures are useful, but none of them are a formula for increasing conversions.
What does God say about losing a friend?
The old order of things has passed away, and there will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain.u201d The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit; He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Why did God take my friends away?
Remember that God has a plan for everyone’s life, including yours, and that plan may take them away from you; everything happens for a reason. They may need to fulfill their God-given purpose elsewhere.
Can I ask God to remove my enemies?
Imprecatory prayers are prayers for divine justice or punishment to come for someone who is practicing evil; however, we must also consider the Bible’s teaching on love and patience toward our enemies.
How do you pray to unsaved friends?
Here are 12 of the most powerful prayers you can say for unbelievers in your life.
- Let Their Ears be Receptive Prayer.
- Experience Your Peace Prayer.
- Let Them Look Up to You Prayer.
- Soften Their Hearts Prayer.
- Give Them Grace Prayer.
- Lead Them to Repentance Prayer.
- Show Them Your Light Prayer.
How do you know if a friendship is worth saving?
5 Telltale Signs That A Friend Is Worth Keeping Around
- 1) The one who doesn’t discredit you
- lasting friendships are built on mutual respect.
- 3) The one who doesn’t divide and rule your life.
- 4) The one who gives you space.
- 5) The one who isn’t a leech.
How do you deal with losing a friend?
How to Get Over a Breakup With A Friend
- Practice self-care.
- Avoid rumination.
- Talk to someone.
- Read about others in similar situations.
- Try a new friend group.
- Examine what went wrong in the friendship.
What God says about breakups?
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away. Revelations 21:4
When God tells you to end a friendship?
It’s better to lose a friend than to lose your relationship with God, as Jesus said in Matthew 5:30, “And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away, for it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”
How do you know a warning from God?
3 Indicators That God Is Trying To Communicate With You
- Repetitive Messages. Repetition is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention.
- Friendly Fire. Another obvious way God tries to get your attention is through your friends.
Is Psalm 91 a prayer?
Psalm 91 is frequently recited as a protection prayer, and some people say it before going on a journey.
How do you pray for someone who mistreats you?
Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective and a heart to want to forgive so that I can be the loving Christian you have called me to be. I ask for patience while you work out your will and show me how to be the loving Christian you have called me to be.u201d
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
How do I pray for the soul?
Prayer for the souls in purgatory: Give them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them; may the faithful departed souls rest in peace through God’s mercy. Amen.
How do you pray for someone?
Here are seven ways to pray for the people on your mind:
- Let the Lord know you’re available to be the answer to the prayer(s) you’re praying for people.
- Let the people know you’re praying for them and ask if there’s anything they’d like you to pray for.
Is praying for the dead a sin?
Does praying for a dead person help? No, because we aren’t God and thus have no say over their souls after they’ve died; we won’t be able to persuade God to show mercy on someone who has already died if they don’t believe in Him; and if they don’t believe in Him, they won’t have eternal life.