One way to declare the gospel is to pray publicly WITH those in our mission field when they have shared a concern that needs divine help. To share the gospel without killing the relationship, prayer is one practically helpful and God-honoring answer. Why? Prayer is perceived as a means of honor. If nothing else, it’s perceived as a thoughtful gesture. Pausing to show concern helps them feel valued.
If praying with someone once is meaningful, following up is even more meaningful.
There are three opportunities common to everyone to declare truth through prayer, even with those who don’t yet believe: 1) Praise and thankgiving; 2) Tragedy and joy; 3) Need and direction.
Prayer isn’t simply a tool for mission. Prayer is an act of obedience, a display of reliance, and a means by which God displays His power. Prayer is vital for Christian life. Prayer is primarily about God, and that fact gives us boldness to pray, no matter who is in our midst.