Christianity 201

June 25, 2010

Interceding for the Lost

As the saying goes, ‘And now for something completely different.’

A lot of Christian music goes over the same lyrical ground.   This one is a little different.  Refreshingly different.   Debby Boone (“You Light Up My Life”) recorded this back in the age of vinyl records.

It’s not a worship song.   It’s not a song of testimony. It’s the desperate plea for the Holy Spirit to dramatically intercede in the life of an unsaved friend.   A music expression of praying for the lost.

I’m not a huge fan of the video itself, so I’ve just posted it in such a way that you just get the audio. (HT: Abraham Piper)(Full video link.)

Do you have someone who you are desperately praying for to come into the Kingdom? We need to do all we can humanly do, and then ask God to do all that he can divinely do.

VERSE 1
I got a call from an old friend
We laughed about how things had changed
But I could tell things weren’t going as well
As he claimed

He tried to hide his feelings
But they only gave him away
The longer I listened,
The more I kept wishing that
I knew the right words to say

CHORUS
Can You reach my friend ?
Bring his searching to an end
Lord, I know you love him
Help him understand
Can You reach my friend?
You’re the only One who can
Help him give his heart to You

VERSE 2
We talked for more than an hour
I smiled when he mentioned Your name
I said that I knew You

I told him the difference You made
But he never thought he would need You
But maybe he’s changing his mind
As we said goodbye Lord
He told me that I had found
Something that he’d like to find

CHORUS:
Can You reach my friend?
You’re the only One who can
Lord, I know You love him
Help him understand
Can you reach my friend?
Bring his searching to an end
Help him give his heart to You


BRIDGE:
Maybe he’s ready tonight
Lord, he said that he might
Need to call You

Help him give his heart to You

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