Four Ways To Pray For Friends And Family


"Pray that the words of Jesus “will simply take off and race through the country to a groundswell of response” (2 Thessalonians 3:1 MSG), just as they did among the early Christians."

Jon Walker

… Stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel. Philippians 1:27 (NIV)
Here are four ways your can pray for your friends and family:

1. Pray for an opportunity to talk about Jesus (Colossians 4:3). Ask God to give you an opportunity to tell others about Christ, and to invite them to your small group. God will take you seriously and answer your prayer!

2. Pray for God to prepare hearts. Pastor Rick sometimes asks, “Do you know how God softens hearts? He sends the rain!” Anytime you see someone going through a storm in life, you can know God is softening a heart.

3. Pray for God to tenderize your heart. Ask God to give you a burden, which is just an old-fashioned word that means your heart is tender toward a specific person or group of people.

4. Pray that the words of Jesus will simply take off. Pray that the words of Jesus “will simply take off and race through the country to a groundswell of response” (2 Thessalonians 3:1 MSG), just as they did among the early Christians.

 

Getting God’s Vision For My Life
How do I truly communicate with God? Pastor Rick teaches us six simple and practical ways in lessons drawn from the book of Habakkuk. For $1 you can download the MP3 message, the outline, and Pastor Rick’s actual teaching notes. All proceeds for this timely message will be contributed to the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief effort!

 

This devotional is by Jon Walker, author of Costly Grace. Rick Warren says Costly Grace “may be one of the most important books published during this time of economic uncertainty and world turmoil.”


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