In 1 Timothy 2 we read: “1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
God desires all people to come to Him for relationship no matter how we feel about that person or what they have done. It has been a very hard practice but I have adopted a habit of praying for others when they tick me off and anger me.
Prayer helps to quell my frustration against others and remember my purpose in life: to serve God. Part of that service is to show unconditional sacrificial love to my neighbors.
Another rule I try to enact is to pray for people as I think of them. At my job that means daily prayer for my co-workers and managers who are not beilevers.
My desire is to shift my heart and actions to help move others to God. My influence will never be as great as biblical leaders like Paul or David or as great as 21st century Christians like Billy Graham or C.S. Lewis but I know I have a role to play in affecting those I see daily.
I ask for your prayers today that God can work through me to win the hearts of the lost I encounter. I pray the same for. That all you work to help and love those around you.