Should we beseech sinners to ask the Lord to enable them to believe or just beseech sinners to believe? Last month I received a mild critique of one of my sermons. Here is it in paraphrase: What do you think? My mind goes immediately to the man in the Gospels that says, "O Lord I believe, but help my unbelief..." Would the correct response have been to have simply said, "Well..then just believe then!" Is there anything wrong with imploring sinners in a sermon to pray that the Lord grants them saving faith or should we just tell them then and there to believe savingly?