A Prayer for Lost Souls

Emily Rose Massey

Published Jul 05, 2023

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” - Romans 5:8, NASB

Have you ever tried to share the gospel or truth of God’s Word with someone, and they asked you to stop? That uncomfortable moment happened to me a few years ago with my younger sister while we were out to dinner. Needless to say, the drive back home was quiet and awkward. I experienced mixed emotions about the situation because I wanted her to have a relationship with the Lord as I do. At the same time, I was a bit offended that she refused even to discuss the Christian faith. When we meet opposition regarding sharing our faith, it is very easy to become offended at those who mock or push back; perhaps our first instinct is to turn our backs on them or set it in our hearts to never discuss the Lord around them ever again.

Instead of bitterness or offense towards those who might disagree with our beliefs, we should have compassion on them because, at one time, before Christ saved us, we, too, were enemies of God and lost. Even if our unsaved friends and family hurt us, these situations should drive us to pray for lost souls. Romans 5 is a powerful chapter in the book of Romans, and in verse 8, we are reminded of God’s great love for us:

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8, NASB).

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headshot of Emily MasseyEmily Massey began writing short stories and poetry as a little girl, entered the blogging world in her early 20s, and published her first book in 2015. She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma while still being able to pursue her passion as a writer. Believing she has been forgiven much, she loves much, and desires to point others to Christ and His redemptive and transforming power, especially by sharing truth found in God’s written Word. If you would like to connect with Emily, you can visit www.emilyrosemassey.com

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