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The Believer’s Intercession for the Lost

The Bible leaves no doubt that you and I are to pray for the lost.  Notice these texts.

Matthew 9:37-38

37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Luke 10:2

2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

Romans 10:1

Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

1 Timothy 2:1-6

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

This is a matter of spiritual warfare for the souls of people (Ephesians 6:12).  Our duty before God is to preach (Mark 16:15) and to pray (1 Samuel 12:23).  Our job is to cry out to the lost to be saved (Isaiah 58:1; Matthew 28:19) and to pray for the lost to be saved by the grace of Almighty God (2 Peter 3:9).

I pray that this post will stir you to pray for the lost.  Over 130,000 will be dead and headed for hell by the time you finish reading this post.  Pray for the Lord to save sinners for His glory!

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

03/13/2013 at 11:03 PM

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