Today our focus will be on developing a heart for people who don’t know Jesus.
Consider fasting today as you pray for people who don’t know Jesus. It may be helpful to reflect on where your heart is currently for people to find and follow Jesus. Are there people in your life you have given up on or people you feel may be too far-gone to find Jesus? You can begin by praying that God would break your heart for people who don’t know Him. Consider praying for a continued softness of heart for others. Pray that your love for people would reflect God’s love for people.
Luke 15:8-10: Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she’ll call her friends and neighbors: ‘Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!’ Count on it—that’s the kind of party God’s angels throw every time one sinner turns toward God.
Father, I thank You for Your heart for people. All people. Including those who do not know Jesus yet. I thank You for drawing me into a relationship with You through Jesus and I pray others can experience Your love for them as well. I ask that You continue to break my heart for people who don’t know You. I pray for people I have given up on, people who I feel are too lost to find You. Continue to soften my heart for everyone who is disconnected from You. I ask for increased wisdom in helping people around me take steps toward trusting a Christian. Help me to be more aware and discerning in my interactions with those around me and to assess if I am making it harder or easier to influence them toward You!
Consider fasting in some manner throughout the day today. You can use this link to learn more about what fasting consists of: fasting