Prayer is an essential part of preparing for evangelism. It is through prayer that we seek guidance and strength from God, as we seek to share the good news of Jesus with those around us. As we pray, we also ask for the Holy Spirit to work through us, as we seek to bring others to a saving knowledge of Jesus.
One of the most important things to pray for as we prepare for evangelism is guidance. We may not always know the best way to share the gospel with those around us, and we may not always know how to approach certain situations. In these times, it is important to pray for guidance from God, as He knows what is best for us and those we are seeking to reach.
In addition to praying for guidance, we should also pray for strength as we prepare for evangelism. Sharing the gospel can be difficult, as we may face opposition or rejection from those we are seeking to reach. It is in these times that we need strength from God to persevere and keep sharing the good news.
One way to pray for strength and guidance as we prepare for evangelism is through the use of scriptural prayers. For example, we can pray the prayer of Jesus in John 17, where He asks for strength and guidance for His followers: “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one” (John 17:9-11).
Another powerful scriptural prayer for guidance and strength in evangelism is found in Ephesians 6:18-20, which says, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
In addition to praying scriptural prayers, we can also pray for specific needs as we prepare for evangelism. For example, we can pray for courage to share the gospel with those around us, for wisdom in knowing how to approach different situations, for boldness to speak the truth in love, and for the Holy Spirit to work through us as we share the gospel.
As we pray for guidance and strength in evangelism, it is important to remember that God is sovereign and knows what is best for us and those we are seeking to reach. We can trust that He will guide us and give us the strength we need to share the gospel effectively.
Finally, as we prepare for evangelism, it is important to be in constant communication with God through prayer. This can be through regular prayer times, or through praying throughout the day as needs and opportunities arise. As we seek to share the good news of Jesus with others, let us remember to pray for guidance and strength, trusting in God to lead and empower us in this important work.
- Why is prayer an essential part of preparing for evangelism?
- What are some specific things we should pray for as we prepare for evangelism?
- How can scriptural prayers help us as we prepare for evangelism?
- How can we trust in God to guide and empower us in evangelism through prayer?
- What are some ways we can incorporate prayer into our daily lives as we prepare for evangelism?