NON CHRISTIAN Pursuers
[We all have friends and family that sit in our churches but only act like they are Christians. It is up to us to pray for their salvation. Here’s an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]
DESTITUTE AND HELPLESS
…FATHER, Your Son did not come to call men righteous in character—ones who satisfy themselves by doing good things. He calls those who (know they) are sinners by nature (ref#37, p21, [Matt 9:13]). LORD, Your Son is moved with compassion by those who are exhausted by their troubles and their long aimless wanderings, and have thrown themselves to the ground in an utterly prostrate condition as sheep not having a shepherd (ref#37, p23, [Matt 9:36]).
As long as ____ is successful and independent or hanging on to even a thread of self-respect, (he/she) will not turn to consider giving (his/her) life over to You. But, when (his/her) pride is shattered and (his/her) life is ready for love (he/she) will not escape Your notice, will (he/she) (Ps 51:17)? You do not despise a broken and repentant heart. In (his/her) distress, when (he/she) seeks You, You will be found by (him/her) (2 Chron 15:4).
It is CHRIST who will cause ____ to cease pursuing a righteousness for (himself/herself) and it is CHRIST who will take away (his/her) burdens and refresh (him/her) with rest (Matt 11:29). FATHER, You know what circumstances (he/she) needs; bring (him/her) to Yourself. Your promise is: “…I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the dessert” (Isa 43:19 AMP).