Do your prayers really matter? You know, those prayers for unsaved people in your life that never seem to get answered.
Here’s why they do matter.
There are three parties involved in your prayer for lost souls: 1. You, 2. The person you’re praying for, and 3. God Himself.
Which one of these three is the “reluctant” party?
(1) Is God reluctant? No. The word says God isn’t willing for anyone to be lost and go to Satan’s hell (1st Timothy 2:3-4, 2nd Peter 3:9, and John 3:16).
(2) Is the person you’re praying for reluctant? Yes. Usually because they’re resisting God or just don’t know the truth. According to the Word, they’re trapped in darkness and a slave to Satan (2nd Peter 2:25-26 & 2nd Corinthians 4:4).
(3) Are you reluctant? I hope not. You’re the key.
As you pray, you’re taking their place. You’re now the “seeker” yourself, a “stand-in” placing yourself between the reluctant seeker and our loving God; by proxy, you’re inviting Him into the lost person’s heart.
So—keep on praying!