Almighty God, you are sovereign over all the earth. You turn the hearts of kings like you do the rivers that flow to the oceans. Just as you turned the heart of Cyrus, King of Persia, to use him in rebuilding Jerusalem and the temple, turn the hearts of our loved ones who don’t know you to Jesus. Isaiah wrote of your calling Cyrus by name maybe 150 years before he was born. Your timing is perfect. Help our impatience as we continue to pray until we see the miracle of salvation you have in store. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, whose death and resurrection brought salvation to the lost, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

The king’s heart is a stream of water in The hand of The LORD; he turns it wherever he will.” (Proverbs 21:1 ESV)