Here’s how you can pray for our students this week!
- Continue to pray for salvation among our students. 1 Timothy 2:1 states: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people.” Please join us in being obedient to this! We want all of our students to know Christ, and we will continue praying towards that end.
- Pray that our unsaved students would not have a peace until they get saved. This statement sounds harsh when you first read it off the page, but I assure you that it comes from a place a true compassion and love. The worst possible place for our students (or anyone for that matter) is to be unsaved and comfortable with that reality. I would much rather God not give them a peace of mind or conscious until they submit their lives to Christ. Please pray that the ministry of the Holy Spirit (to convict men of sin and testify to the Lordship of Christ) would continue through the lives of our students.
- Pray that our students would commit to serving the people around them. Jesus CONSTANTLY served people. You will be hard pressed to find a single page in the Gospels in which Jesus is not exhausting himself to love the people around them by providing their basic needs. If we are called, as Christians, to reflect His love, then should we not commit ourselves to do the same? We may not be able to serve people in every way that Jesus did, but we can serve them in a multitude of ways. This is a discipline that we really hope our entire youth group will learn to love!
- Pray that the service of our students would lead to evangelism. Nobody cares what we have to say until they know how much we care. We achieve that in authentic service and love to those around us. It shouldn’t surprise us then that this is often how many people come to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus, let’s pray that our students would not only love to serve people, but would also have opportunities to share the Gospel through this service.
Here are some questions that you can ask your students following Wednesday’s lesson.
- How did Jesus serve people? (A: He gave them food. He healed their diseases/hurts. He died for their sins.)
- As Christians, are we called to love people with the same heart that Jesus did?(A: Of course! This is actually how we can prove to others that we truly do belong to Him.)
- How can you begin to serve others around you? (A: Discuss)