A Life of Prayer

 
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By Luis Palau. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
How do we cultivate a heart of compassion for those who do not know Christ? Well, we should always start with prayer. First, we should pray that God grows His heart of compassion in us. The more we are renewed by Christ, the more His love will flow out of us. Second, we should pray for those involved in ministry and missions around the world. As Matthew says, “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Third, we should also pray for those you know who have yet to trust Jesus as their Savior. Make a list of those around you who need to know Christ – family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else. Get on your knees and pray regularly for each person by name. Be persistent in your prayers. And think long-term. To God, no amount of time is too long to pray for someone. My wife and I knew an elderly woman who prayed for 68 years for her brother’s salvation. When he was 80 years old, shortly before he died, he finally received Jesus Christ. What joy that woman had in knowing her long wait and faithful prayer were rewarded. Prayer is one of the most powerful tools a Christ-follower has. It connects us to Christ and keeps us centered on God’s will. Prayer prepares us to reach our world for Christ. This is Luis Palau.

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