Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday prayer: For our opponents

Yesterday's musing was about appealing to our opposition along the lines of 2 Timothy 24-26. We're exhorted to do so in such a way that "perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth." Not that they'll "come around to our point of view," but that they'll be saved!

It's a given we will have opponents (John 15:18-25). And Jesus said we should pray for them (Luke 6:28). Here's why we need to pray for them -- they're in a pitiable position, being held captive by Satan to do his will. And here are specifics of what we should pray for on their behalf:
  • That God, in His mercy, will grant them repentance
  • That He will lead them to know the truth
  • That they may come to their senses
  • That they escape the snare of the devil

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