In reality, we can all probably think of at least several people in our lives who we want to see come to salvation through Jesus. But another reality is that we risk becoming complacent in our prayers for them if we feel like we aren’t seeing the change we’ve prayed for. Or, maybe we haven’t really taken time to consider who in our lives doesn’t know Jesus, let alone pray for them.
Use your prayer time today to write down the names of people God wants you to personally pursue lovingly and relentlessly. If you can’t think of anyone, start your prayer time by asking God to show you who the “one” is in your life. Then, ask that He would show you how to love them in a way that reveals Who He is. In I Timothy 2, Paul tells us “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people”, for “this is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (vv.1,3&4). That’s a tall order! But that’s exactly what we are to do. Pray expectantly and faithfully for the people in your life who do not yet know Jesus.