A prayer asking God to save sinners.
God our Saviour,
You teach us to pray for the world.
A world full of people who are lost in their sins.
And so, we pray for all people now,
believing that this is good and pleasing in Your sight,
because You desire all people to be saved
and to come to the knowledge of the truth;
and of Jesus Christ,
who gave Himself as a ransom for all kinds of people.
O Lord, would You look with compassion upon this world,
which lies in the power of the evil one.
Cast out the ruler of this world, who has blinded their minds,
stopping them from seeing Your glory in the face of Christ.
We pray that Your way may be known through all the earth.
May Your saving power be known among the nations,
Let the people praise You and sing for joy and come to serve You.
Lord of the harvest,
It is our desire that the gospel,
the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Your Son,
be proclaimed to the ends of the earth.
Because how else will sinners believe in Him and be saved if they never hear of Him.
So, we plead with You, send out labourers to preach.
And in response add to Your church daily those who are being saved.
We pray for the conversion of the Jews.
Let the branches that were broken off not continue in their unbelief but be grafted in again.
Let them be made to look upon on Him whom they have pierced,
and remove the veil which lies over their hearts,
that they turn to the LORD and all Israel be saved.
Convict too, those who are hostile to Christ and His message.
Those who say in their hearts “There is no God”.
Those who encourage immorality and unbelief.
Those who mock and scoff at those who love You and Your ways.
Teach transgressors your ways, and let sinners return to You.
Give them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth –
the truth that is in Jesus;
the truth that accords with godliness;
that they may come to their senses and escape the snares of Satan.
Open their eyes to their foolishness in rejecting You and to the misery the path they are on will ultimately bring.
If they will not be won over by Your Word, may they won by the conduct of Christians as they live lives that make the gospel attractive.
Bring into the fold, the other sheep You have chosen.
Gather up Your sons and daughters from the north and the south, the east and the west.
From the rising of the sun to its setting, let Your name be great in all the world.
So that the earth be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.