We’re praying for friends who don’t believe Jesus Christ is God. They’re in need, and the physical help they’re getting won’t last. They need a Savior — as we do.
We’re always searching Scripture for ways to pray, and just today an encouragement from last January came to mind. It’s not Scripture, but you can trace its roots there . . .
I fled Him, down the nights and down the days
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways of my own mind;
and in the mist of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter.
Up vistaed hopes I sped;
And shot, precipitated,
Adown Titanic glooms of chasmed fears,
From those strong Feet that followed,
followed after . . .
God pursues your students, and He involves you in the pursuit. Here’s an interesting clip from Roger Steer’s biography of George Muller (see chapter 20). At age 39 Muller began praying for five friends. They came to Christ after:
— eighteen months
— six years
— twelve years
— fifty-four years
— fifty-seven years
Prayer can be sprint or marathon. Find joy in the running.