Every one of us, as born again believers, have said some very silly prayers in our time. Some of us may still be doing this right now.
Do you know that praying and asking for God to save a person is a silly prayer?
You may say “no that is a good prayer, we all want to see people saved and see them move into the blessing and abundance that God has for them”.
God wants everyone to be saved, He wants everyone to come to repentance, He does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3 v 9); so praying for Him to save someone is silly.
God has provided all that a person needs for salvation through the finished work of Jesus Christ; so praying for God to save someone is a silly prayer.
Paul points us towards a good prayer in this verse (2 Corinthians 4 v 4).
People have free will and have to make a choice to accept Jesus and be saved; people have to first “see” Jesus, in order to believe Who He is and what He has done.
The enemy does not want people to see this, so he has “blinded the minds” of the unsaved so that they cannot see “the light of the glorious gospel” that is Jesus Christ.
Hence we can pray for people to have that blindness removed; we can pray against the work of the enemy and speak out that people can “see” Jesus; we can resist the devil in this area of people’s live (James 4 v 7).
We can also pray that people come across the lives of our family and friends so that they can see Jesus in other believers.
We can pray that our lives shine out as an example for the unsaved; that we might point them to “see” Jesus.
We can pray for people to have revelation about Who Jesus is and what He has done.
We can pray for them to hear the gospel message and understand it.
We can pray a number of good things in line with this Scripture, but we really should stop using the silly prayer that is “please save this person”.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you want everyone to receive salvation and have provided all that is required for this through the finished work of Jesus Christ”.
2 Corinthians 4 v 3 and 4…..But of our gospel is hid, it is hid to them that are lot: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them