Jesus Prayed for the Lost

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, and you’re listening to Share Life Today.

Do you realize that Jesus prayed for you? You might be thinking…what did He pray? Well, on the night of His arrest before Calvary, Jesus prayed this: “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” This is God’s great mission! Right before Jesus was arrested, brutally beaten and killed, He prayed for the lost. He prayed that people would come to know Him – to be with Him in Heaven one day. Are you doing this? Are you praying for the lost? If you’re not, let me encourage you to start today. Write down ten names of family, friends, or coworkers who don’t yet know Jesus and begin to pray for their salvation daily. And then watch what God does and be ready to share the Good News of salvation with them! For resources to help you share your faith, visit our website at That’s

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