Good morning. Welcome to anyone who is new to my blog. We are going through a series on prayer. You can look through the past blogs to see all of the other post on prayer. Look up the keyword, prayer. I also want to apologize that I have not posted in two weeks. My new business is growing, which I am so thankful, but I am still learning to manage my time. Please pray for that. So here we go with today’s Prayer Post…
Praying for friends who don’t know Jesus
Why are family and friends the hardest to share Jesus with? These are the people we love the most, and yet we find it so hard to share what is most important with them. We have no problem telling them about our favorite restaurant, or our favorite movie, but when it comes to their salvation, their eternity, we shut down.
One word: Rejection
We don’t want to be rejected. It’s not fun to be rejected. If someone does not like a movie we like that is just personal preference. If someone turns down Jesus it cuts us to the core. We want nothing more than to spend eternity in Heaven with them and they have said no. They have rejected our innermost belief, and it hurts. I know I don’t like rejection and my guess is you don’t either. So we protect our hearts by not saying anything at all.
I find that we also don’t want anything to break up our friendship. We don’t want our faith to drive a wedge in the relationship so we stay quiet. I have heard so many people share their testimonies, and a common phrase used is, “Why did my friends not tell me?” We are more fearful of losing a friend temporarily on Earth that we are losing them for eternity.
Who is that one friend that God always puts on your heart that you know you need to share Jesus with? Ask God to give you the perfect words to share with your friend. Ask Him the way you should deliver it, by letter, over the phone, in person? Ask and He will speak clearly to you.
Mathew 28:19 says, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
It does not say when you are comfortable go, or when you feel like it go, it says, “Go.” Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Do what you know you need to do today.
“Lord, I ask for courage and boldness for each of us to share your redeeming love with our friends and families. I pray you are already stirring in their hearts, preparing them to hear what you have to say to them. Open our hearts to hear from you and to know exactly how you want us to speak to them. Thank you for the plans you have for us and for our dear friends. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Blessings to you all,