The people who don’t know Christ are bound by chains to the devil. They have been blinded by the devil, and they need to be prayed for to be delivered from Satan’s shackles. There are 5 groups of people in anyone’s circle: family, friends, co-workers, classmates and neighbors.
God is going to judge you for not sharing the gospel with them. What this means is that try to make a list of about 10 people within this list and pray for them every day. Don’t pray for people generally. Be specific with names.
When you are specific with names, God touches both their hearts and your heart to reach out to those people in particular. The first sign of an evangelistic church member is if they can show you a list of people they pray for everyday anytime.
If they don’t have it, then that’s the first reason for barrenness. Go ahead and make a list from these 5 groups above right now.
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.
I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers.
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.
1 Thessalonians 1:2
You need to make mention of all these people and names in your prayer. The Bible is replete with prayers for specific people to be saved. These are topics to pray for EACH one of them.
Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved.
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Pray for the opportunity to arise to share the word or invite them to Church
Because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.
1 Corinthians 16:9
Pray for the courage to share the word or invite them to church.
Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.
Pray for favor that they would accept the invitation,
Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
Pray they would follow through and come. Pray that your church would welcome them.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Pray that they would hear the message and grow one step closer to God, and Christ would be formed in them.
My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you.
Pray that the Lord will open the eyes of those who have been blinded by the enemy to give their lives to Christ.
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Pray that they would be delivered from the snare of the devil,
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
2 Timothy 2:25-26
If you pray these topics for each one of them, it’s just a matter of time God will move in their lives. I have seen the difference in praying for them regularly.