Today’s Reading | 1 Timothy 2
Pray for the Unsaved
How often do you pray for the unsaved? How often does your church pray for specific unsaved people? When we understand this chapter, we will understand the expectations for our prayer lives, individually and corporately. In today’s reading Paul makes it clear that we as Christians, ought to make prayer for the unsaved a very high priority. Paul used the words first of all in verse one to indicate this. He gave several reasons in this section to pray for the unsaved. First, praying for the unsaved is the right thing to do. Second, God desires for all to come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved. Third, we should pray for the unsaved because it is consistent with what God has called us to do. The reason we are still here on the earth is to be able to reach the world with the message of Christ. There is only one way to receive salvation and it is our responsibility to share this message. It is clear from this passage that we, as individuals and as specific groups of believers, ought to be praying for specific unsaved people. If you are not praying like this now, why not begin today? Ask God to give you a burden for the lost and a desire to share.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?