My heart’s desire and prayer to God … is that they may be saved.
A survey by Christian pollster George Barna found that only about half (53 percent) of born again Christians feel a sense of responsibility to tell others about their faith. Compare that with these quotes from earlier generations of believers:
“I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so that I could but gain souls for Christ.”—David Brainerd
“God, the sin of this city is breaking my heart.”—Samuel Hadley, about New York City
“Lord, give me souls or take my soul.”—George Whitefield
“Here let me burn out for God.”—Henry Martyn, on the shores of India