Hi Iím grateful to be back to continue to share Godís word. As I was writing the last article more articles came to mind that will complete the topic of The Evangelist. The Holy Spirit injected the following titles to mind;
1. The Praying Evangelist
2. The Evangelist and Demonology 101
3. Jesusí Evangelistic Ministry
This article is going to be filled with prayers that an Evangelist should biblically pray.
Praying For the Lost
Heavenly Father, You exhorted us by the Apostle Paul that all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men and women; for kings, and for all that are in authorityÖ . So that You will have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:1-2, 4)
You O Lord, are not slack concerning Your promise, as some men count slackness; but You are longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9)
You have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; But that the wicked turn from His way and live (Ezekiel 33:11). We pray in the name of Jesus that You grant repentance-to-experience Salvation to (the State of New York, Florida, California etc. Mike, Maggie, Tony or Tina, the people of the Bronx, Sound-view area etc. mention the area God will have you pray for) because no man or woman or city can come to You unless You draw them by the power of Your Holy Spirit (John 6:44). Use any medium by sending laborers across their path so they may distribute a tract, invitation to a Christian event, a bible, or the T.V. Christian program, or Radio, or the internet (Matthew 9:35-38). Or by some supernatural manifestation like You did with Moses with the burning bush to capture their attention (Exodus chapter 3).
We exercise our authority over the powers, principalities and rulers of darkness (the prince of New York City, the principality of the Bronx and the power of Westchester ave. etc. demons take on the name of the city, county and street you live on so we are to bind there forces) who is blinding the eyes of those to receive the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and render their diabolical tactics harmless and ineffective in the Mighty name of Jesus, binding their lies, deception and manipulations that are keeping these people in the dark (2 Corinthians 4:3-4/ Luke 10:19/ Matthew 16:18-19)
I thank You Lord for providing Salvation for them 2000 years ago at the cross and I trust that You will manifested it at Your appointed time amen.
Praying for new Believerís to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit
Heavenly Father, I thank You for those who You have granted Salvation and that have come into the kingdom of light from darkness. Now I ask that You will grant them a burning desire to experience the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17).
You desire to give them this wonder gift more than they desire to give good gifts to their own children and loved ones (Luke 11:9-13). You commanded Your disciples to wait for it in Jerusalem (Luke 24:49/ Acts 1:8) And You demonstrated Your power on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4); And throughout the book of (Acts chapters 8, 10 and 19).
Therefore grant the city of New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, London England, Cairo Egypt this extraordinary experience to be empowered by Your Holy Spirit filled to overflowing until their speaking in different languages and prophesying (Acts chapter 10:44-46/ 19:6). So they may walk in a new dimension of power as Christians in Jesusí name amen.
Praying for a Backslider
Heavenly Father, I lift up my voice on behalf of all the believers that have left their first Love (YOU) and have lost the passion, drive and divine motivation to serve You with their whole being. They may have left the church, stop reading Your word, and prayer. They may have stop tithing, giving out tracts, bibles and ministering to the lost.
They may have stop singing in the choir, cleaning the church, being the doorman. They may have fallen into adultery and fornication and canít seem to get out of bondage from sexual sins pornography, masturbation, and all sorts of lustful acts.
They may be angry at another brother or sister and stop attending church because of the fallout.
Whatever caused them to backslide You said, because their transgressions are many, their backsliding are increased and the backslider in heart shall be filled with his or her own ways. And You said, there is a way which seems right unto man, but the end there of are the ways of death. To be spiritual minded is life, to be carnal minded is death. When the children of Israel backslid You sent the Prophet Jeremiah to expose their spiritual condition and their lack of faithfulness and integrity. Show the people of New York, Chicago, Miami, and every other city their poor spiritual condition so they may return to You (Jeremiah 4:6/ Prov. 14:12, 14/ Romans 8:6).
Father, You said, thru Jeremiah and Hosea turn you backsliding children, for I am married unto you, return, you backsliding children and I will heal your backslidings. I will love them freely: for My anger is turned away from them (Jeremiah 3:14, 22/ Hosea 14:4)
We trust that You will honor Your promise and reach out to those who have backslidden and restore them by reviving them, renewing their faith filling them with Your Spirit as You pour out Your divine love in Jesusí mighty name Glory Hallelujah.
Prayer for Boldness and Power to Minister
Heavenly Father, You created the earth and all that dwell in the earth. Yet those who are in the earth failed to acknowledge You as the Creator and life giving God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The kings, presidents and all that are in authority have given into the dictates of the people instead of honoring You and Your word. They have risen up against the gospel and spoken evil of Your servants (Acts 4:24-27).
Grant to Your servants that with all boldness, wisdom and confidence we may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus Christ (Acts 4:29-30)
Allow that the spiritual gifts of faith, working of miracles, gifts of healings, discerning of spirits and the gift to lay hands on new believers for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit be activated for evangelism in this hour. So You may be Glorified by the works that you promised the we will do (1 Corinthians 12:8-10/ Acts 8:18-22/ John 14:12-14).
We pray that You open a door of faith to all who live in New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas Texas, London England so we can preach, teach, exhort and encourage those to accept You as Lord and Savior (Acts 14:27/ Colossians 4:2-4)
We desire to see Your kingdom grow so we may rejoice with those who will enter in by Your divine calling on their lives in Jesusí name amen.
Here are just a few prayers Iíve been praying thru out the years and they are all scriptural and they work for those who believe. I will include more prayers in the upcoming articles. May God bless you and use you in a mighty way in Jesus name amen.