One way to start effectively praying for unbelievers is changing your attitude about them
Are they “lost” or are they “bad”?
Considers own sinfulness. Humble.
Encourages helping and addressing the needs of the heart.
Considers own morality. Prideful.
Encourages judgment and seeks to change behavior and/or society.
We may disagree/dislike immoral behavior
But God is first concerned with the issue of belief
Always Consider Eternity
Passages relating to hell: Mt 5:22-29; 25:31-46;
1 Thes 1:9
Another thing we can do for the unbeliever is to
begin praying for them (from Colossians 4:2-6)
Be devoted to prayer
Regularly (daily). Specifically (by name).
Remember the importance of evangelism.
Pray rightly (IAW God’s promises)
God desires people to be saved
2 Pet 3:9 & 1 Tim 2:4
God is able and willing to answer prayer
Pray God will “send out workers”
Who is an evangelist?
Some have a special gift, but we are all witnesses
A witness _______ the story of what they saw
And invites the person to experience the same
Pray God will “open doors” for evangelism
Don’t push (or pull) doors to open them
Let God have His time to work
Recognize we are a part of that person’s process
What can we do (beside prayer) to open doors?
(see vv 5-6)
Be _________ take _______________
Be _________-full be “_____________” w/salt
Key verse 1 Pet 3:15