This month we’re going to pray Biblically for the lost,
asking God for spiritual awakening in Jacksonville. You can pray for the lost by name (make a
list of lost people you know) and you can pray generally for the lost in our
Before we do that, please take a moment to look at the web
page at the end of this paragraph. The
Missions Team encourages our church to participate in the state convention’s “One
Day Serve Local” right here in Jacksonville. Would you prayerfully consider registering for
one of the ministries offered? (Most are
very COVID friendly!) www.bit.ly/20servelocal
Praying for the lost Biblically is a wise way to approach
praying for the lost. You can NEVER go wrong praying scripture back to the
Lord. Name names of lost people you
know, and also pray over our town.
Pray for God to draw lost people to himself: “No one can come to me unless
the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:44
Lord, your Word says that no one can come to you unless you draw them. Would
you draw “Joe” to yourself so he can be saved?
Pray for God to open doors between believers and
non-believers: “At the same time, pray
also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the
mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—” Colossians 4:3
Lord, would you open up a door between me and
Joe, or another believer and Joe, so someone can share Christ with him?
….. Lord, would you open gospel doors
between believers in Jacksonville and
folks in our town who do not know you?
Pray for God to open the eyes of the lost: “To open their eyes, so that they may turn
from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may
receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith
in me.’” Acts 26:18
Lord, your word says that unbelievers are in
darkness and under the power of Satan. Would you open up Joe’s eyes to the
truth so that he can turn from darkness to light and receive forgiveness of his
sins? (and pray this generally for folks in our
Pray for God to give the lost the knowledge of
the truth: “Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of
the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:4
There are many other verses you could pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to pray
God bless you as you lift the lost to Christ!