Dear Lord, I have friends and neighbors who do not seem to know you. It troubles me that they do not know you the living and true God. They struggle, just like I do, but they only have their own strength to get through each day. I know you love them and that you could help them beyond all they can hope or imagine at this moment.
I don’t want my friends and neighbors to miss out on the resurrection of life and the glorious new heavens and new earth. They need to know you the Triune God. They need to know Jesus Christ as their Lord. They need to follow the one who gives eternal life to all those who come to him.
I ask you to strengthen me to be a faithful witness so that I can help them come to know you as their Savior. Open for me an opportunity to love them and to share with them the good news of your grace. Prepare their heart to listen and to receive your message, the message that gives life to all who receive it. Help me to be loving, bold and wise.
Open my mouth, in the right time and way, to share my faith with those I love. I look forward to seeing you do amazing things through my life and witness for Christ. I will be available to enter into a relationship with those you bring to me, and those you place around me, so that I can help influence them to enter your kingdom and become your followers.
In the precious name of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, I pray. Amen.