When Was The Last Time

Thursday night, we had a very good Bible study dealing with afflicting ourselves and being willing to pay the price to bring others to Jesus. I want to have a greater burden and desire to share the gospel, and while I was thinking on these things, I felt inspired to write this. May God raise up more intercessors in these last days.

When was the last time you wept for a soul

As tears from your eyes did freely flow

With agony over one’s lost condition

Of eternity without God, perdition?

 

If to win one to God is your noble goal

When was the last time you wept for a soul?

Before this great gospel we can share

We must take some time to wrestle in prayer.

 

Have you witnessed, it seems, to no avail?

Perhaps you’re lacking this thing called travail.

When was the last time you wept for a soul

With heart wrenching sobs you could scarcely control?

 

Ever take time to wonder why

Your spirit just seems so lifeless and dry?

Over this question, you may want to mull.

“When was the last time you wept for a soul?”

 

4-9-09

 

 

Psalm 126:5  Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!

126:6  He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

 

 

James 4:9  Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

4:10  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

 

2Chronicles 7:14  if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

 

Romans 8:26  Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

 

“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”

Bob Pierce

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3 thoughts on “When Was The Last Time

  1. How I love to hear (and be a part of) intercessory prayer. It’s the sound of the church giving birth to new babies. Loved your writing, and the truth that lied within it.

    Yes, there’s something very special about intercessory prayer. I like that quote that says that “more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” That’s so true.

  2. Intercessors… how beautiful. Who are they? Somewhere alone with God between church services…

    Hi Catherine. I don’t know who they are, but God does. I would like to be one of them. It’s a struggle to get to that place where we can really weep and travail for souls.

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