*Pastor’s Note: We all have loved ones that have either never made a commitment to or surrendered to the Lord, or are sitting on the fence so-to-speak, or in fact know the truth and are wandering from it. Let us not only pray for one another as Brothers and Sisters, but pray for one another’s lost loved ones as well.
Oh Heavenly Father, Almighty God;
Your wisdom and understanding are so far above our comprehension. Your knowledge of the human heart with all it’s secret places is so far above our imagination and yet, You tell us in Your written Word that You have no desire that anyone perish due to our own natural inclination and tendencies toward sin.
We rely upon that Word and upon Your desires AND perfect will towards us as Your Creation. We KNOW we are weak and lost without You and we need Your Holy Spirit to provide us the help to overcome our natural tendencies.
We recognize that You came to earth in the guise of Your Son, totally God in the Spirit and yet totally man in the flesh to bridge that gap that sin created in the beginning, causing us to be removed from a relationship with You as our Father. We thank You and glorify You for such an awesome Love that caused You to provide for us a sacrifice that we ourselves could never provide! We thank You for paying the debt that we individually owed and for the intercession on behalf of each of us individually.
We now come humbly and yet sincerely before You to intercede on behalf of those loved ones that as of yet have to surrender themselves to You and who have not yet acknowledged You as Lord of all. Some are sitting halfway on the fence not sure which way they will choose and we ask that Your Holy Spirit give them the nudge necessary to make a knowledgeable and yet faith-filled decision.
We know that You alone KNOW all things and You alone have the wisdom and foreknowledge to know what it will take to get each individual to make a decision. We also know that Your Love, Your very Nature of Love, dictates that they make their own choice without force and yet we also know that You alone can open their spiritually blind eyes to at least SEE the truth of what You are offering to them freely.
Father, if there is any sin or hypocrisy in us that is hindering them and their decision, please forgive us in Jesus’ Name so that there will be no excuse and so that in the end, no matter what, You and You alone will be glorified.
We thank You on their behalf for hearing us and loving us enough to allow us the privilege to intercede on their behalf. We know that we ourselves have an Advocate, an Intercessor Who is ever standing on behalf of our needs. He is our Great Example and thus we come to You in Jesus’ most Precious and Holy Name. Let Your will be done here on earth and You be glorified in everything we say AND do!
Amen and AMEN!