My Prayer List

The first step in making disciples is to be a disciple. The only fuel that will empower you to make disciples is God’s love which “has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Rom 5:5). We must also begin with a humble recognition of our complete dependence on God. God alone brings spiritual life. In prayer, we ask God to save our friends and family for boldness and opportunities to share with them. A very practical way to develop this good habit is to list all unchurched family and/or friends that you know on a piece of paper. This is your prayer list.  Your goal with this list is to:

  • Pray for all of them to become Christians
  • Pray for God to bless them and help them
  • Pray for opportunities to share your testimony and the gospel with them
  • Pray that God would send others to share their testimony and the gospel with them.

But where do you begin? Pray and ask God to reveal to you three individuals from this list to begin sharing with. Circle these names because these three individuals are “My3”.

Commit to praying for them to be saved. You may be tempted to think that the person’s name you circled will never become a Christian, but pray in faith. Trust that if God is stirring you to pray for them that He is also drawing them to come to Jesus in faith. Remember that the power of God that saved you is powerful enough to save anyone.

My3 Prayer List

Write the names of all your unchurched family and friends.  Commit to praying for them and asking God for opportunities to share your testimony and the gospel with them.

  1. _____________________________________________
  2. _____________________________________________
  3. _____________________________________________
  4. _____________________________________________
  5. _____________________________________________
  6. _____________________________________________
  7. _____________________________________________
  8. _____________________________________________
  9. _____________________________________________
  10. _____________________________________________
  11. _____________________________________________
  12. _____________________________________________
  13. _____________________________________________
  14. _____________________________________________
  15. _____________________________________________

Sample Prayer for Salvation[2]

Heavenly Father, I ask you in Jesus name to:

  • Pour out Your Spirit upon these people and Convict them of their sin and separation from You (John 16:8).
  • Reveal to them who You are and what Christ has done for them.
  • Open the eyes of their understanding (Eph 1:18).
  • Remove the spiritual blindness (2 Cor 4:4).
  • Draw them to Yourself in a powerful fashion (John 6:44).
  • Bind Satan from them.
  • Guard them from Satan stealing Your Word from them (Matt 12:19).
  • I pray for mercy and grace to surround
  • Help me to be willing and anxious to be the means by which You save and deliver them.
  • Lord, show me how to lead them to Christ.
  • Send people across their path to bring them a witness of Christ.
  • I am trusting that because you are stirring my heart to pray for them that you are working in their heart to draw them to Christ.  Amen

[1] The idea for this type of prayer list is from T4T: Training for Trainers by Ying Kai. More information can be found at

[2] This sample prayer is adapted from How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life by Greg Frizzell.