Father, you are good and you are powerful. We know that you are beautiful. And we know that you are the only means to salvation. We know that you are the wellspring of all joy. We know that in you all forgiveness is found. We know that you delight when sinners repent. We thank you for the salvation that you have brought to our hearts. We have tasted and seen that you are good. But today our hearts are also heavy and we grieve for those who do not know you. They have not yet tasted. We know from your word that they are blind to the glory of Christ. We believe that salvation belongs to you. We pray, dear Lord, that you would open their eyes to your beauty. Would you cause their hearts of stone to be hearts of flesh? Would you overcome their rebellion with your kindness?
We pray also that you would bring people into their lives to graciously and powerfully share your Word. Is it me, Lord? Would you have me go and share with them the love of Christ? If it’s not me, if I’m not granted that opportunity, we do pray that your Word would go forth. Change their heart, Lord. Help them to see Jesus. Do them good. We pray these things in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.