Tag: Witnessing

Witness Well

A prayer to proclaim — even when we don’t feel like it

The psalms in the Bible expresses our soul. It sings both during the good times when our spirits soar and during difficult times when we look for God in the depths of our uncertainty. Our faith is an ongoing song that longs to be heard. We read in Psalm 96, “Sing to the LORD a new …

A prayer for patience when sharing God’s Word with others

When we share the message of the gospel, we hope and pray for an immediate conversion. We conjure up in our minds a wonderful scenario of a person, perhaps a loved one, joyfully receiving salvation and life everlasting. When those golden opportunities to share God’s Word are rejected, we go away disheartened and disappointed. Perhaps we even blame …

A prayer to help a hesitant heart to share God’s Word

In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he writes, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” The Greek word Paul uses for the power of God is “dynamis”—from which we receive the English word “dynamite.” The power of the gospel not only blows …

A prayer to spread the knowledge of God

In ancient times, whenever a Roman general and his soldiers returned from a great victory, they would be greeted by roaring and celebrative crowds. The parade would be led by priests carrying burning incense symbolizing the fragrance of victory. With this image in mind, the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians, “But thanks be to God, who …

A prayer to receive an adventure from God

Only eleven disciples remained. Fearful, doubtful, perhaps still in awe over witnessing the resurrected Christ standing before them. Yet, with perhaps a knowing glint in his eyes, Jesus is going to challenge them far beyond their capabilities. He is going bring them on an amazing adventure. Will this be a task too great? Absolutely! But not when God goes with …

A prayer on how to persuade people to hear the gospel

The host was tired of excuses. His desire was to have a room full of people enjoying a delicious and festive banquet. Instead, the people he invited chose not to come. The excuses were both lame and hurtful. In haste, he told his servants to “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make …

A prayer to be open in sharing God’s Word with others

Coming to a saving faith in Christ Jesus usually involves a process. There is so much going on behind the scenes of one’s heart and soul that we don’t know or see. Someone could be praying for a friend or a loved over a long period of time. In what seems like a random encounter …

A prayer to be powerful witnesses of God’s Word

When witnesses are called upon in a courtroom, they take an oath to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. To lie would be a crime. God calls Christians to the stand to be his witnesses. All we need to do is tell the truth of God’s Word. It seems that Christians today are distracted. There …