Sustaining a Burden for the Unsaved

For the believer sustaining a long-term burden for unsaved is challenging. Oftentimes, hearing a passionate message brings short-term conviction which gives way after a period of days or at best weeks. There is nothing wrong with the initial surge of activity that follows God’s working in our lives. God will often use a message to “kick-start” our spiritual apathy, but how do we maintain the spiritual energy of  being burdened for the lost?

The primary means that God has established to maintain your burden for your lost family, friends and co-workers is to pray Scripture for them.

Here are five verses that are helpful in praying for their salvation:

Acts 26:18  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

2 Corinthians 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Colossians 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Colossians 1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

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