The Importance of Prayer in Evangelism

by Matt Slick

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest," (Matt. 9:37-38).

Prayer is essential in the Christian's life.  Without it your witness will be far less effective and you will be far more vulnerable to the enemy.  When you witness, you need the blessing and support of the Lord.  You need to be in fellowship with Him.  Prayer makes this all possible.

When you witness you plant the seeds of the Gospel, but it is God who causes the growth (1 Cor. 3:6-7).  In prayer you ask God to give that growth.  In prayer you ask God to convict the unrepentant of their sin and by that awaken in them the need for salvation.  In prayer you, "...let your requests be made known to God," (Phil. 4:6).  Think back to your own conversion.  Were there people praying and requesting your salvation?

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