A Prayer Strategy for Evangelism

  • Pray for boldness to witness (Acts 4:24-31)
  • Pray for the Spirit’s power (Ephesians 6:18-20)
  • Pray for harvesters to join you (Matthew 9:38)
  • Pray for those who need Jesus

Specific prayer requests

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:4- Ask God to open their spiritual eyes
  2. Matthew 13:15- Ask God to give them ears to hear
  3. Acts 20:21- Ask God to give them faith to respond
  4. Romans 10:9- Ask God to give them a will to respond
  5. Matthew 9:38- Ask God to send people into their lives to witness to them
  6. 1 Corinthians 9:22- Ask God for ways to build caring relationships
  7. Luke 14:23- Ask God for an opportunity to invite them to an event where the gospel is shard

Questions for Reflection and Application:

Let’s take a quick inventory of where our prayer life is today. Are you praying regularly for God to help you live the gospel well? Are you asking God each week to help you grow in your witness? Are you praying daily and specifically for any unbelievers or asking God to introduce you to an unbeliever?

Are you still battling fear and/or insecurity in sharing the gospel? If so, are you willing to ask God each week to increase your desire to share Jesus with others?

Are you proactively partnering with God in prayer or is there someway you can be more diligent in this area?

From Alvin Reid’s book Sharing Jesus without Freaking Out

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