When this corruptible body is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal body is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
1 CORINTHIANS 15:54-57, CSB
God, the resurrection is my hope. I believe Jesus rose victorious over Satan, sin and death, and His resurrection was the first fruits of all those who have faith in His work. We, too, will rise again one day ________________does not know this same hope. Remind him/her of his/her own mortality, and create an awareness of his/her need for eternal hope. Use the reality of the brokenness of this life and the reality of death to jar___________________
from his/her complacency, and position those who know You to testify to the hope of the resurrection.
Therefore, we don’t need to say anything, for they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
1 THESSALONIANS 1:8–10, CSB
Lord, Paul gives thanks for those in the Church who
turned from idols to serve You, the true and living God. This is exactly what ________________needs to do. Though he/she would likely not admit he/she is serving idols, that’s exactly what’s happening. Money. Power. Possessions. Fame. Anything other than You! Cause _____________________ to see these things for what they are— frail and flimsy sources of hope and ultimately not worthy of worship. I pray for a time when I will be able to look back on ____________________ ’s life and testify that he/she turned from idols to trust in You—the only true God.
Dear friends, don’t overlook this one fact: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.
2 PETER 3:8–9, CSB
Father, thank You for being patient with ________________. I know every day You extend his/her life is testimony to Your longsuffering and desire for all people to know and personally experience the hope that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. I also understand You could return at any moment and, when You do, it will be too late for those who have never repented of their sins and trusted You. I pray this reality will create a sense of urgency in my life and cause me to share with boldness. I ask that Your kindness will lead______________________ to repent of his/her sins and experience life with You now and forever.
And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered, and you purchased people for God by your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.
REVELATION 5:9, CSB
God, You are worthy of the worship of all people. You created all things for Your glory and made every
person who has ever lived to proclaim Your excellence. This is true of __________________, as well. When I read John’s picture of the worship of every tribe, tongue and nation in heaven, I picture ______________________among that group. Save him/her, so he/she would join in the chorus of those who praise You as worthy. As I seek to share with ________________________ , burden my heart for all people around the world who do not know You. Save ____________________, and use him/her to declare Your glory among the nations as well.
Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God’s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away. Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life.
REVELATION 21:3–6, CSB
Lord, I long for the day when You will make all things new. This world is broken, and I know You will come and
recreate all things. I know You have set a day when Christ will return and do just that. I ask You to save _______________ before that great day. Make him/her thirsty for the water of life You freely give. Use the
witness of Your people to point him/her to salvation through Jesus Christ. I know You are the Beginning and the End—the only hope for salvation for all people. So, I ask You to give _________________new life in Christ.