Praying for the world, a friend, and the lost, so they will know Jesus.

Sunday night I decided it was important for our Jr. High students to pray for our worldmaxresdefault.  So for about 45 minutes we prayed.  We broke into groups and walked around the building praying for people.  We prayed in both worship spaces for the people who will worship there. We prayed for the guests who will be with us for Easter and Holy Week. We prayed for the leaders who lead worship, that they may point us to Jesus.  We went to the Atrium and looked North and South of the building and prayed for the lost, the Muslims, Jews and other unbelievers.  Then we walked to the east end of the building and prayed for those at Crittenton hospital, for the sick, the doctors, Nurses and other staff.  After those 25 minutes we headed back to Luther hall and prayed for a specific person in our lives who needed to hear about Jesus or who was struggling with things in life.  It was a neat experience.

Hearing students pray out loud for those they never met was a cool experience.  It was amazing to me how well the students in my group prayed out loud for those who need Jesus.  They spent 45 minutes praying for others.  They prayed for the lost in this world.  They want them to know Jesus.

We ended the night in 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.  We focused on the importance of sharing Jesus and Him crucified for us. You see I think we try to make this witnessing thing way more complicated than it has to be.  My goal last night was to remind those teens and myself, we don’t have to know all the answers about Jesus to share him with others.  We just share Jesus and him crucified for us and let the Holy Spirit work on the hearts of others. 

In the next couple of weeks, we are going to meet others curious about Jesus. They are going to wondering about this Jesus person. As Easter approaches you will have opportunities to share Jesus. Point them to Jesus’ work on the cross.  Focus on him crucified and raised for you.

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