P R A Y E R -
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools God has given us. It's through prayer that we see miracles, lives transformed & the hardest of hearts softened. The Bible tells of so many different situations impacted by the power of prayer. I'm so grateful that God welcomes little old me into His presence, where I can open up my heart to Him knowing that if my prayers align with His will, God is faithful to answer them.
Unfortunately, we all have loved ones who don’t know Jesus. I’m ashamed to say that although it hurts me having loved ones who don’t yet know God, my prayer life doesn’t really reflect this. Honestly, I think its because I’ve gotten so used to seeing them the way they are. If you grow up with an unsaved parent, its normal to hear them swear & blaspheme for example. It becomes the norm & it's easy to accept that ‘thats just the way they are.’ I feel so convicted writing this because sadly, that has been my relaxed mindset when it comes to praying for so many of my loved ones salvation.
In my own life my Mums prayers have been incredibly powerful in the transformation from where my life was to where it is now. My Mum has prayed for me every day since I was born & I can undoubtedly say that her persistent prayers have paid off. No matter how tiresome it may feel at times, I urge you to keep praying for your loved ones. God is so faithful & as it says in 2 Peter 3:9 "It is God’s will that none should perish but that all may have eternal life in Him."
Remember that the power of prayer does not lay with us but with the Almighty God we are praying to! We are simply sick people being treated by our Doctor (God) praying for other sick people, who do not yet know that the Doctor they so desperately need is waiting to heal them.
At my church on Sunday we had an excellent guest Preacher, his preach was entitled “How to pray for your lost family & friends.” It was such a clear & instructive word that I decided to share my notes with you all. I really pray that they bless you & help you in praying for your loved ones. Don’t lose heart, no matter how many weeks, months or even years you are praying for your loved ones keep going!
C H U R C H N O T E S - How to pray for your loved ones salvation.
♥ Ask God to soften their hearts.
♥ Ask God to send a spirit of conviction.
(Don't try to convict your friends/family- it always fails when we try to do it ourselves. Instead we need to pray for The Holy Spirit to bring the spirit of conviction!)
♥ Ask God to send a spirit of revelation.
♥ Ask God to bring His word to their remembrance.
♥ Pray prayers of forgiveness.
Forgiveness is the master key that unlocks the door to a wall of stone!
Without forgiveness we are not forgiven!
♥ Pray for labourers for the harvest! Pray O Lord send someone to be close to them- to share with them!
♥ Pray for a revelation of Eternity!
♥ Pray that they will resist the enemy!
♥ Solicit others to pray in a like manner!
♥ Pray for a revelation of Gods love!
All my love,
Sia ♥ xxx