Prayer For Evangelists

Help me gently instruct ______ when he is in opposition to you, in the hope that you will grant him repentance leading him to knowledge of the truth, and that he will come to his senses and escape from the trap of the devil.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news [literally, to bring the gospel] to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound

And as for me, this is my covenant with them, says the LORD: My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children's offspring, says the LORD, from this time forth and forevermore.

Lord, we look back to last year.
Thank you for every sign of your grace.
For every life transformed.
For every broken life healed.
Every lost person found.
Every one far off brought near.
Every sinner saved.

Lord it is all about you
Your grace,

Lord, this year we pray for:
greater love for the lost,

Help your Church rise up to seize the day
believing that there are no ?no-go areas for you Lord.
No people that cannot be reached.
No chains that cannot be broken.

So Lord, send us into this year
longing for your presence and for your glory to fall anew.
Igniting us with an unquenchable flame.
Bringing light, hope and love wherever you send us.

In Jesus' name

Lord, use us to both preach and show the good news. Glad tidings should be heard and seen! Our messages and our lives must reflect God's joyful kingdom.

Lord, lead us to every place you want us to go. Like Jesus we are called to be travelers on a mission. Every city and village needs the gospel.

Redeemer God, you have sent your Son to seek and to save those who are lost. Uphold those who work in the lonely outposts of the world bringing good news to distant tribes to whom your name is unknown. Keep them from disheartenment, disease and danger. Prosper their work, so that those who live in darkness, ignorance and superstition may learn with joy the love of Christ and come with gladness to know his peace, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Lord Jesus, it seems that in every direction I look, whether in my own home, on the job, or across the nation and the world, I see people who are hurting. I know you have a burning desire to reach out, touch and restore the lives of your people, now imprisoned and crippled as a result of separation from you; and Lord, you need workers, so I offer myself.

Empower me through your Holy Spirit -- your promise and gift to your followers and your very presence within my own heart -- to reach out to those broken ones who desperately hunger for love and healing as did the people who followed after you on the sun-baked roads of Israel centuries ago.

Especially, Lord, fill me with the gifts of wisdom and discernment as I attempt to gather into your kingdom those whose hearts are cold and bitter, those who do not believe in you at all, those who do not care about you, and those who do not realize how much you love them. Place your words upon my lips. Work through me despite my own wounded condition to heal and restore those burdened by physical or emotional sickness. Cleanse and purify me that I might serve you well.

Lord Jesus, I love you. I want to serve you. Fill my heart with the power of the Holy Spirit and let that power spread like fire into my family, my parish, my country and my world. Through my hands continue your mission "to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to the captives" (Luke 4:18), that all may come to know you and live in your kingdom forever. Amen.