Paul speaking in Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Every one of us has spurned God. To say we have not is to take pride in oneself (which is a sin). The only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ and we do this by confessing with our mouth and believing in our heart that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of the Father.
Pray that they will acknowledge that they are sinners and cannot save themselves. Pray that every unsaved member of our family, brothers, sister, neighbours, colleagues and relatives who do not yet know the Lord to gratefully receive the gift of salvation. Pray that they will no longer close the door of their heart to the call of salvation and that they will trust Him as Lord and Saviour. Pray that God would circumcise their hearts and free them from the bondage of sin. Pray that God would remove Satan’s blinding influence. Above all, pray that God would grant them repentance.
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:9
Pray that the Lord will send men and women, prepared and ready to work in His Vineyard to harvest the souls of those ready to receive Jesus Christ. Pray that the Lord will equip us with what is necessary to bring the unsaved to His house. Pray for wisdom and guidance. Pray against any counter attack by the enemy that would want to prevent us.
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.'” – Matthew 9:37-38
Pray for the spirit of boldness and confident in sharing the gospel with those who do not yet know Jesus. Pray that where we lack confidence, we should ask God for it. Pray against the spirit of fear in our dealing with people and sharing His Word. That we will be active in sharing our Faith.
“‘Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.’ And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” – Acts 4:29-31
Pray that the Devil and his cohort will not take away the seed that has been sown OR will be sow in the heart of the unbelievers. Pray that the unsaved will receive the word of God with joy and the Word would germinate and bring much fruits in the lives of the people. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help the unbelievers to understand the Word of God and hence bring about their salvation. That their hearts will be receptive to the word of God.
“Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: ‘Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hea!'” – Matthew 13:3-9
Pray that the Holy Spirit will break every fallow ground in Erith, Bexley where HOF is located. Pray that the ground in our community will be fertile for the Word of God to grow. Pray for every stony heart to become a heart of flesh for the word of God to grow.
“For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: ‘Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.'” – Jeremiah 4:3
Pray for revival to break forth in our community, cities and nations so that once again the people may rejoice in our God. Pray for the Lord to quicken, make us alive and restore us by His Spirit.
“Will you not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?” – Psalm 85:6
For people to be saved they must first hear the good news of the gospel. For them to hear the good news of the gospel, they must first encounter Christians — Christians like us. Pray that we will develop deeper, more significant relationship with the unbelievers. Pray that we will only speak the truth that we know. Pray for opportunities to minister to them. Pray that our light will shine before them, so that they may see our good works and give glory to the Father.
“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10:14
Pray for the unbelievers faithfully and persistently. Pray that we will not be discouraged, not give up and be weary. That we will have a burden for their Souls. Pray that God would use any circumstance to do his work in them. Pray that we will demonstrate an attitude of thanks giving for every Soul saved.
“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” – Colossians 4:2
May the Lord help us and may His will be done on earth as it in heaven IJN.