19 Prayers of an Evangelist

I shared this with my Disciple Night class at Central Church this past Wednesday. They are some prayers I pray as it relates to evangelism. Hopefully they will be helpful for you.

  1. Keep me from basing my standing before You on the fruitfulness of my witness (Romans 8:1).
  2. Remind me that I’m not trying to win an argument.
  3. Sear on my heart that people who are not trusting in Jesus will go to a real hell unless they hear the gospel and are saved (2 Thess 1:7-10; 5:3; Eph 5:6; Col 3:6; Rom 1:18; 5:9).
  4. Give me another opportunity.
  5. Humble me when I’m convinced it is my skill in sharing that results in people being saved (1 Cor 2:6-14).
  6. Forgive me for the times I have been ashamed of You (Rom 1:16).
  7. Show your great power to save through my feeble efforts.
  8. Make me willing to have doors slammed in my face (Acts 5:40-42; 1 Pet 4:14).
  9. Comfort me when people reject me (Ps 119:50).
  10. Help me not wait for an opportunity to force itself on me. Spur me to create opportunities (2 Cor 5:20).
  11. Give me sensitivity to your Spirit.
  12. Help me be broken over others’ sin and leave the offense up to You (Rom 12:19).
  13. Fill my mind with your Word (Ps 1:2).
  14. Remind me if I’m ashamed of You before others, You will also be ashamed of me before You (Luke 9:26).
  15. Let the lostness of people burden me so much that I can’t sleep (Ps 6:6).
  16. Give me discernment to know when to press someone or when to back off (Mt 10:16).
  17. Surprise me with how powerful You are (Gen 18:14; Num 11:23).
  18. Help me discern real fruit (Gal 5:22-24).
  19. Make Your word effective for Your purposes.