Today’s Verse

...that I may open my mouth to make known the mystery of the gospel.

Ephesians 6:19

Wednesday, July 6

In Luke 11, we read that the friend asked for three loaves. He knew just what his other friend needed. Sometimes we pray for lost people in general, but we need a burden for specific unbelievers.

Your character will really determine HOW you pray! Pray with character. Since Jesus said He is the bread, we must “serve” this to others.

The friend was willing to take the bread back to his guest. Do not pray for God to send someone else to talk to your lost friend about Christ!

Notice what the Apostle Paul asked the Ephesians to pray for from today’s verse. Oh that we would pray for such boldness! He asked the Colossians to keep praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds (Colossians 4:3).

We are weak. We can do nothing of ourselves, but as we pray, God’s strength uses us to bring people to Himself for He is mighty to save (Isaiah 63:1). We refer to Wednesdays as our Midweek Prayer and Bible Study time at TBC. Would you today specifically pray, with character, for just one person who you know to be lost?

Let’s see what God can do to draw an unsaved person to Himself. If you don’t mind, in the TBC app, under prayer requests, simply put the name of one person you are praying for to be saved. Let’s compile a list of those we are praying for and then see God do His work!

Weekly Memory Verse

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Luke 11:10

"We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving. We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubting. We are to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient."
- Billy Graham

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