Prayer Topic #2:
A Prayer for People to Accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
Psalm 104:24-35, Matthew 16:24-26
Reflections of the Heart:
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” Romans 10:9-10
Magnificent Father, we thank You for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for enlightening our hearts to say “yes” to You when You called us. Thank You for deciding in advance to adopt us into Your family by bringing us to You through the Lord Jesus. Lord, You are very great. We will praise You, Lord, with all that we are and we will never forget the good things You have done for us. You are the One who forgives all our sins, heals us from diseases, redeems us from death, and crowns us with love and tender mercies. We honor You as our Lord and Savior. Your majestic Name fills the earth. Your glory is higher than the heavens!
Heavenly Father, we declare that Your Word, as it is spoken, will move swiftly through the earth and save the lost. We confess that as the Gospel is shared, Your Word will be operative in the lives of those persons who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord (Leader) and Savior (Forgiver). Father, they will know the Truth, and the Truth will set them free.
List the people that you know who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom to witness to them. Trust Him to give you the courage to approach them and the words to say to them.
Father God, since the harvest is plentiful, please send laborers to proclaim Your Word of salvation to those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Show them that their salvation comes from no one else, for You have given no other name under heaven by which they can be saved. Lord, as Your Word goes forth, touch the hearts of the unsaved to receive it. Holy Spirit, please give me the courage and boldness to witness to the unsaved. Help me to live in such a way that the light of Christ is seen in my private and public life.
Holy Father, forgive the unsaved for not acknowledging You or Your Son. Forgive them for living in disobedience, hatred, rebellion, idolatry, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, injustice, and violence. Please let Your mercy and grace abound towards them. Lord, forgive us as a Church Family for not sharing Jesus and the Gospel with more people. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You have already begun to show Your greatness and the strength of Your hand. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as You do? You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.