Prayer and Evangelism

Evangelism has God’s backing. This may seem obvious, but our lack of prayer for evangelism indicates that perhaps we do not really believe it. God doesn’t just approve of evangelism. He works alongside us, enabling us to understand and express the gospel, giving us opportunities, emboldening us to take them, and moving in our friend’s heart to bring him to faith. From start to finish, evangelism is God’s work. There are a few specific things we can ask God for:

Opportunities

We need to ask God for opportunities to tell the gospel to others. We also need wisdom to see the opportunities that he provides. See 2 Thessalonians 3:1.

Boldness

How many times have you seen an opportunity slip by as you lingered on the brink of saying something that would take the conversation in the direction of Christ? We need to pray that God would take away our insecurity and our fear of losing popularity. More is at stake that just our popularity. See Acts 4:29, 31.

Love

In the busyness of our lives we lose sense of urgency for sharing the gospel. We care about so many things, but one thing will matter for all of eternity. We need to ask God to give us His heart for the lost. See Romans 9:1-3; 10:1.

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