StoneBridge Community Church
Praying For the Lost
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 12:00 PM

The Text In Context

Bob Utley, "Matthew 9"
Why should we pray for lost people?
1. We pray for lost people because…
1. We pray for lost people because God loves them.

When we pray for the lost, we're not trying to convince God of anything. God wants nothing more than that lost people be saved.

2. We pray for lost people because…
2. We pray for lost people because they need God.

John Piper

John Piper, "Glorifying God by Reaching the Lost" Campus Outreach Staff Conference, Orlando, FL. JULY 18, 2013. Posted on Desiring God website.
3. We pray for lost people because…
3. We pray for lost people because Jesus tells us to pray for them.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

How should we pray for lost people?
1. Pray…
1. Pray for people to share God's love with them.
2. Pray…
2. Pray for open doors and opportunities.
3. Pray…
3. Pray for them to be open and receptive to God.

The Parable of the Sower as illustrated in Hortus deliciarum, Hohenburg Abbey, Alsace (12th century).

4. Trust…
4. Trust God with the timing, means, and results.

George Müller

George Müller (1805 – 1898), a Christian evangelist and Director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England, cared for 10,024 orphans in his life. He was well known for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. He established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them orphans. Wikipedia article.

Praying For the Lost

What does the Bible say about praying for the lost? 100 verses.

What to Pray

"11 Prayers for Your Friends to Know Christ" Intervarsity Evangelism

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