Praying for Your Mormon Friend

As we enter this week of Thanksgiving with a fresh sense of gratitude toward God for the grace and mercy He has poured out on His people, let’s remember those who labor under the impossibility of trying to gain God’s pleasure and acceptance through a mistaken idea that He requires a combination of grace and works before He will forgive and redeem.

If it would be of any value to you, make use of this prayer guide as you bring your Mormon friends and loved-ones before God’s throne.

Pray that your Mormon friend will:

Allow the truth of God’s Word to pierce his heart (Hebrews 4:12)

Believe in the one true God (John 17:3)

Call upon the name of the Lord (Acts 2:21)

Discover the deceptions in Mormonism and reject any faulty rationalizations (John 8:32)

Embrace the truth that God loves him and can forgive any sin (Romans 5:8)

Fix his eyes on Jesus, not on an organized religion (Hebrews 12:2)

Gain courage to ask tough questions while being unwilling to settle for “pat answers” (1 Corinthians 3:18)

Hunger to know the truth and not rest until coming to know Christ (Matthew 5:6)

Investigate LDS Church history and its teachings (Acts 17:11)

Joyfully accept God’s free gift of salvation (Romans 6:23)

Know the peace that comes from the Lord (Philippians 4:7)

Love the Lord with his entire being: heart, soul, strength, and mind (Luke 10:27)

Make a concerted effort to read God’s Word (2 Peter 3:18)

Notice his deep need for God’s intervention in his life and look to Him for answers (Psalm 119:41-42)

Observe the presence of God as shown through His people (1 Peter 2:12)

Place his faith completely in Christ’s atoning sacrifice and not in his own works (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Quiet his heart so that he may hear God (Psalm 46:10)

Respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit, recognize that he is a sinner and in need of God’s saving grace, and repent of his sins (1 John 1:8-10)

Stand against the wiles of the adversary (1 Peter 5:8-9)

Trust Jesus alone as the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6)

Understand the witness of God’s people as seeds are planted through spoken words, music, and media (Matthew 13:8)

View areas of doubt as a chance to learn the truth and grow closer to God (Psalm 86:11)

Welcome the Holy Spirit’s teachings, allow the spiritual seeds to take root in his life, and turn from darkness to light (Acts 26:18)

X-press his questions and his doubts to one who will show him God’s truth (2 Timothy 2:24-25)

Yearn for the assurance (forgiveness) that believers display (1 Peter 1:3)

Zero in on God’s clear plan of salvation, that it is by His grace and His mercy we can be adopted into His family (Romans 8:15)

May the Lord bless your intercession for your Mormon friend, and may He grant you the joy of seeing those you love ushered into His arms.

About Sharon Lindbloom

Sharon surrendered her life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1979. Deeply passionate about Truth, Sharon loves serving as a full-time volunteer research associate with Mormonism Research Ministry. Sharon and her husband live in Minnesota.

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8 Responses to Praying for Your Mormon Friend

  1. setfree says:

    haha! Sharon, as one who has tried to compile an alphabet list a few times, I commend you! 😉

    But seriously, all of us out here are probably witnessing to Mormon friends closer to home too. Thanks for the encouragement

  2. Olsen Jim says:

    Sharon,

    You forgot to mention the Rameumptom.

  3. setfree says:

    OJ, I looked that up, and found it out here:
    http://www.mormoninformation.com/
    thanks!

  4. grindael says:

    A. And it came to pass…
    B. through Y. = was former ‘prophets’ interpretation of scripture, or (we invented it)
    Z. Zelph

    There is mormonism from A to Z.

  5. Enki says:

    Are you really happy with your christian faith?

  6. Ward says:

    Enki: In a word, yes. Sharon’s post of the Chris Tomlin song above, is very timely to my answer and your question. How can I keep from singing? In spite of and because of all that life has given me, yes.

    And Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of you denizens of coffeeland!

  7. Enki says:

    Thank you Ward. Happy thanksgiving.

  8. An English acrostic?

    But not quite a chiasm!

    (LOL)

    Seriously, its a good meditation Sharon.

    PS, I looked up ‘acrostic’ on my Mac’s dictionary, and found this…

    A famous acrostic was made in Greek for the acclamation JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON, SAVIOUR which in Greek is: Iesous CHristos, THeou Yios, Soter (Ιησούς Χριστός, Θεού Υιός, Σωτήρ), ch and th being each one letter in Greek. The initials spell ICHTHYS (ΙΧΘΥΣ), Greek for fish – hence the frequent use of the fish as a symbol for Jesus Christ from the early days of Christianity to the present time.

    I had heard it before, but its nice to find the Gospel in some unexpected places (including my computer’s dictionary).

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