Prayer for the Lost

A very helpful guide to praying for the lost is found in Dutch Sheets book: "Intercessory Prayer" (Chapter 10, Regal Publications).

Dutch teaches that it is pride that resists revelation from God:

"And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2 Cor 4:3-4).

But God has an answer. Scripture teaches that this pride can be brought down:

"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (2 Cor 10:3-5).

Let's look at this Scripture from the Living Bible paraphrase:

"It is true that I am an ordinary, weak human being, but I donít use human plans and methods to win my battles. I use Godís mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devilís strongholds. These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding Him. With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to God, and change them into men whose heartsí desire is obedience to Christ."

From this Scripture the following specific prayer objectives are suggested:

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That God would lift the veil over the lost person (revelation and enlightenment);

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For the Holy Spirit to hover over them and protect them;

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For godly people to be in their pathway each day;

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To cast down anything that would exalt itself against the knowledge of God, specifically pride and rebellion;

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To take down all known strongholds - thought patterns, opinions on religion, materialism, fear;

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To bind Satan from taking the person captive; to bind all wicked thoughts and lies Satan would try to place in this person's mind;

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That the armor of God would be placed on them.

Here is a practical and specific way to pray for the lost. For more info refer to chapter 10 of the book, as mentioned above. Click here for more info on Dutch Sheets ministries and book availability.


 

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