Do you know that God wants all people to be saved? Do you have a burden for souls? Jesus did. He said that He had come to seek and to save the lost.
“I want you to pray and make intercession and give thanks for all people, for kings and all in authority, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4
For 1 hour each week, what would happen if you gathered together with two or three others and prayed for people by name? What do you think the outcome would be?
Stephen Glenister, at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and recalls a speaker asking that very question of about 5,000 people in a meeting. He said, “Put up your hand those who have been saved by a tract …”, and only 3 or 4 people raised their hands. Then he asked “how many were saved through one on one evangelism by a friend?” and 4,990 people put up their hands! People can’t find the answer themselves they need YOU to tell them.
As we go and see the people we are praying for, conversations get started through answered prayer.
When we pray for the lost we must be prepared to speak to those for whom we are praying for about Jesus. Don’t try to witness to them straight off. Just pray for them. When prayer is answered and at an appropriate time you can say, “Has anyone ever taken the time or trouble to explain the Good News about Jesus?”