Your one

Photo of the back of a person wearing a hoodie and a backpack with his thumb out, hitchhiking down a two-lane highway. The road leads to low-lying mountains and dark clouds. The Prodigal Son. Lost. Lonely.
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The Pastor reminded us this week to continue to pray for “your one.” The one person in your life (or two) who your heart aches for their salvation. I never heard it called that before, “your one,” but I really like that phrase. It’s assigning responsibility to each of us to pray for one or two specific people every single day, by name. If we are faithful in our prayers, I believe God will grant our petitions.

When (not if) that person is saved, turn your focus onto another person, and then another and another. I pray for multiple people to be saved, but my focus is on my two daughters. There are so many who need us to intercede for them.

It reminds me of George Muller’s practice of praying for the unsaved every day by name. He had a list of people. They all came to salvation except maybe one. What an amazing man. Since I’ve written about Mr. Muller several times, I’m sharing the links to past posts:

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
1 John 5:14-15 NKJV

Please join me this week in praying for a revival of prayer. Pray that those who profess to be believers but don’t pray realize that without this conversation with God, they are separated from Him. Pray that they realize they can have a personal relationship with Him if they get to know Him through His word and through prayer. Let’s also pray for those who have a prayer life to draw even closer to God. Pray for the courage to ask people if you can pray for them/with them. Pray with thanksgiving that our loving Father allows us to come to Him in this way.