Friday, April 15, 2011

Prayer for the Salvation of the Lost

A dear friend gave me a book called "Prayers That Avail Much" by Germaine Copeland.  In this book she uses scripture and puts into the form of prayers.  The prayers are broken down into different needs one may need to pray, such as -  prayers of salvation; overcoming depression, discouragement, worry, etc.; concerns of single, divorced, and the widowed; marriage, wives, husbands, home, etc.  You get the picture.  If there is a need, there is a scripture and prayer for it. God likes for us to pray His words back to Him.  I will share one of these prayers with you.

Prayer for the Salvation of the Lost

      Father, it is written in Your Word, "First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men" - 1 Tim. 2:1
      Therefore, Father, we bring the lost of the world this day - every man, woman, and child from here to the farthest corner of the earth - before You.  As we intercede, we use our faith, believing that thousands this day have the opportunity to make Jesus their Lord.
      Father, we know that Satan would prevent these from hearing truth, if possible.  We are human, but we don't wage war with human plans and methods.  We use God's mighty weapons to knock down the devil's strongholds.  With these weapons we break down every proud argument that keeps people from knowing God.  With these weapons we conquer their rebellious ideas and teach them to obey Christ.
      We ask the Lord of the harvest to thrust the perfect laborers across these lives this day to share the good news of the Gospel in a special way so that they will listen and understand it.  We believe that they will not be able to resist the wooing of the Holy Spirit, for You, Father, bring them to repentance by Your goodness and love.
      We confess that they shall see who have never been told of Jesus.  They shall understand who have never heard of Jesus.  And they shall come out of the snare of the devil who has held them captive.  They shall open their eyes and turn from darkness to light - from the power of Satan to You, God!
      In Jesus' name amen.

Scripture References
 1 Timothy 2:1,2                    
 2 Corinthians 10:3-5           
 Matthew 9:38
 Romans 2:4
 Romans 15:21
 2 Timothy 2:26


Bob West said...

Ambassadors for Christ. 2 Cor 5:14-21 Very Interesting blog. I am now a follower. I thought you might want to check out Paradox Principles as well.
All the best, Bob West

D.J. Hughes said...

We know that whenever we pray for someone's salvation that we are praying according to His perfect will, for He doesn't want anyone to perish but everyone to receive his salvation and eternal life.

Good post!