Charles Spurgeon wrote:
If we cannot prevail with men for God, we will, at least, endeavour to prevail with God for men. We cannot save them, or even persuade them to be saved, but we can at least bewail their madness and entreat the interference of the Lord. Like Jeremiah, we can make it our resolve, “If ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride, and mine eye shall weep sore and run down with tears.” To such pathetic appeals the Lord’s heart can never be indifferent; in due time the weeping intercessor will become the rejoicing winner of souls. 1
It is to the end of prevailing with God for the lost that we have been working towards this message, which is a summary of seven Specific prayer requests to pray on behalf of the Lost. For Christ has said, if we abide in HIM and His word abides in us, we can ask whatever we will and it will be given. (John 15:7 The meaning of this is that by staying in God’s word we will have the mind of Christ with which to pray – and thus our prayers will be fashioned after the revealed will of God- and firmly fixed on faith.
Ask God to open their eyes (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
The rest of these prayers come, I think without any inherent order – but I begin with a part of the problem. They are blinded by the ‘god’ of this world. 2 Cor 4:3-4 says, “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. ” (2 Corinthians 4:3–4)