Praying For the Lost

You cannot draw anyone to Christ, but God can. If you want to see someone’s heart healed and eternal future secured, you must be praying. You pray Jesus seeks. We may pray for a person to find God, but Jesus said it the other way around. He said that He came to “seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10, ESV). Jesus does the seeking, and the Holy Spirit opens a person’s heart. There is no other way to get an unsaved person to respond.

That’s what we should be praying for; it took me years to understand that. When we pray urgently and faithfully by name for specific lost people, asking God to reach them, God works often in unique and unexpected ways to open hearts to Himself. If God has put a burden on your heart for an unbelieving loved one or friend, keep on praying. Jesus taught that we “ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1).

_Billy Graham

Thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep.”

_Ezekiel 34:11, NKJV

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About Colishia S. Benjamin

Colishia S. Benjamin is an inspirational author, inspiring screenwriter, and visionary living in North Carolina. She spent most of her adult life caring for others, working fifteen years in the healthcare field as a nursing assistant and as a habilitation technician. Her duties caring for the elderly and children with special needs exposed her to powerful emotional stories on a daily basis. The brave and remarkable individuals she met became the inspiration for her characters. Starting as poet and short story writer, Colishia knew she had more to say, and desire to develop and expand her writing into novels and screenplays. She enrolled in school as a full-time student at Full Sail University, where she earned her BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment. In 2011, she saw two of her poems published, including A Silly Girl Crush, appearing in the book From A Window: Harmony by Ebner & Wein Publishing, and Taboo appearing in the Anthology Stars in Our Hearts. In September of 2012, WestBow Press published her work Poetry of Life. Colishia is now in the process of writing her first feature length screenplay titled The Cry: a horror film about an evil entity haunting and killing vacationers that cross its path on a secluded island. She plans to release her second book Dear Lord: A book of prayers in the Fall 2017.

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