The Power of Prayer

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Hey everyone,

This is probably one of the most important aspects of evangelism.  This is true for several reasons.  The first reason is that it helps us to remember that we are not the ones who are convincing people to turn to Christ.  That is not our job; the Holy Spirit takes care of that.  Also, it helps us to stay humble.  Many times people make the mistake of becoming proud, and the sometimes they even feel like they are better than people who aren’t Christians.  This is very dangerous, and it often completely turns people away from Christ.  Finally, God wants us to pray.

Prayer is an extremely important part of evangelism. It can help us to love those we don’t want to love. How many stories have you heard of people having a hard time with people and then praying for and loving them? If we pray for those people we don’t get along with. God can give us a heart to serve, love, and evangelize.

Prayer could be illustrated this way: Pretend your in a valley in the Sahara desert. The sand dunes reach up high on every side. You are in the army and it’s your job to shoot the enemy with missiles. So you set your rocket launcher in the sand and start shooting them over the dune. You fire and fire not knowing if you’re hitting or missing, but that doesn’t mean you stop. Just because you don’t know if your hitting doesn’t mean it worthless. So keep sending prayer after prayer to God, you may not be able to see if does any damage to the enemy. but it probably is . Don’t give up! Mat 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Mat 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. ”

Another reminder to pray: Eph 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Often when we see things going wrong physically they are also going wrong spiritually. We must pray to actually do something about them.”

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