Are we commanded to pray for the salvation of the lost?

Mathew 9:37, 38 – Pray for laborers

Acts 4:29–31 – Pray for boldness

Colossians 4:2–4 – Pray for opportunity to speak and that your message will be clear

Ephesians 6:19, 20 – Pray for boldness and the right words to speak

2 Thessalonians 3:1 – Pray that the Word will have “free course”

John 17:20–24 – That they will be perfect, one in unity and present with Jesus

Philemon 6 – Share your faith

Acts 18:9, 10 – Keep speaking your faith and don’t be afraid

Philippians 4:2–4 – Unity! Unity! Get along!

There is nothing wrong in praying for the lost, but God says speak to the lost. Go to the lost. Can we follow His simple command, or do we disrespect Him?

Brian Cederquist is associate pastor of Good News Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.