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.