Worship Jesus Through Prayer

Salvation Of Our Loved Ones

The greatest concern for us after we are saved is the salvation of our family and friends. I don’t believe God gives salvation to all in a household automatically. If there are unbelievers in the home they will not be saved unless they believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The following scriptures clearly state this fact.

Matthew 7:13-14
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.

John 6:67-68
Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.

John 14:6
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

Acts 4:12
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

Ephesians 2:8
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

Salvation is an individual action. People must hear the gospel first and then by faith they are saved. Some people have used the following scripture to teach about household salvation.

Acts 16:31
“So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (NKJ)

As you can see this scripture states that you must believe in Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:34-36 that he will bring division into the household.

Matthew 10:34-36
“Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword. ‘I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Your enemies will be right in your own household!’"

Therefore, for our loved ones to be saved, they must ask Jesus Christ into their hearts as their Lord and Savior. There is no other way into the Kingdom but through Him. So, continue to pray for those who have not accepted Jesus Christ - that their hearts will be open to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

As Charles Spurgeon said: “…though grace does not run in the blood, and regeneration is not of blood nor of birth, yet doth it very frequently—I was about to say almost always—happen that God, by means of one of a household, draws the rest to himself. He calls an individual, and then uses him to be a sort of spiritual decoy to bring the rest of the family into the gospel net.”

Salvation is, in short, deliverance from sin, deliverance from the guilt of it, from the punishment of it, and from the power of it.

Prayers for the Salvation of Loved Ones

  1. Father, I lift each of my family members up to You, (Insert Name). I pray for their salvation. May their eyes and hearts be opened to receive You and Your gift of salvation.
  2. Father in Heaven, I pray for (Insert Name) who has/have yet to know Your grace and mercy. I pray Lord that you will show me when the time is right to plant your seed in his/her/their heart(s) so that your Spirit can make it grow. Lord, I thank you for this day and everyday that you give me the opportunity to spread your glorious seeds. I am believing and thanking you for the salvation of (Insert Name)in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. Father God, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I lift each and every person whose name is placed on Your holy altar. May they have a thirst and a hunger that only Your holy teachings can quench in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray for the salvation of (Insert Name). I pray that they come to Jesus, and ask Him into their hearts as their Lord and Savior. Dear Lord I pray they seek to have a closer relationship with You, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
  4. I pray for all my unsaved family and friends. I cover and bind the spirits of control, lying, deception and antichrist over them, and I remove the veils that satan has blinded their minds with in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray, Father, that Your truth will shine on them and that You will bring them into Your kingdom.

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