How can we as groups (Adult/Student/Kids classes or Bible Study groups) be more strategic in praying for our lost friends and neighbors?
- Pray Intentionally – Have a specific time during the group prayer time to pray for the lost.
- Pray Specifically – Pray for lost friends and neighbors by name
- Pray scripture during your prayer time for the lost.
- Pray for God to open your eyes to see the lost around you/opportunities for conversation.
- Pray for other Christians to cross the paths of friends who can have conversations that point/lead them to Christ.
Incorporate Prayer actions as part of your group prayer time. This works great for all ages groups, but specifically for kids and students with shorter attention spans:
Prayer box or journal – Have each person in your class write down on a card or in a journal the names of lost friends. (Kids may even want to add a picture of their friend.) Record dates and prayer requests for the lost friend. Remember to record how God is answering prayers.
Group Prayer Walk –For kids or students, you might want to prayer walk their school praying for their lost friends. Adult groups can prayer walk a subdivision of a class member.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us (Ephesians 3:20, ESV)
Maria Brannen is a State Missionary at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.