Today spend some time praying for your family, friends and those within your circle of influence who do not yet know Jesus. You could begin by praying that they would come to know Jesus and His love for them. Pray that God would soften their hearts to be open and receptive to God’s love for them. You could also ask for wisdom in how to interact with them in a way that influences them toward Jesus. Also consider praying for other people to come into their lives who can point them toward Jesus and His love for them. Consider praying about one person within your circle of influence you can intentionally invest in.
Matthew 18:12-14: If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.
Father, I thank you for my family, friends, loved ones and all others in my circle of influence who do not yet know You. Soften their hearts to be open and receptive to who You are and Your love for them. I pray each one of them would take a step toward finding and following You. Give me wisdom in my interactions with them to help point them toward You. Use me in a way that influences them toward You and Your love for them. I ask that You place others in their lives who can help influence them toward Christ and understanding His love for them. Lead me toward at least 1 person whom I can invest intentionally in.
Reflect on the list of names you created on Day 8. Are there any names you can add to this list to continue to regularly pray for would find and follow Jesus? If you have not already written down the name of “your one”. Make a commitment to regularly pray for “your one”.