Christians know the truth, that accepting the Lord into your heart and receiving His salvation is the most precious gift we can receive here Earthside. When you have a loved one that has not been saved though, it is heartbreaking to think that the only place you will know that loved one is here on Earth, and not in eternal life in Heaven with our Savior. Christ calls us to speak His word so that others would know Him and accept his salvation, but sometimes it is hard to find the words to say or even the words to pray. Here are 12 of the most powerful prayers you can recite for your unsaved loved ones.
Open Their Eyes and Minds Prayer
Mighty God, I come before you bearing the burden of the sins of my loved ones. I pray that they may get to know you and know how great you are. Deliver them from the hands of Satan, who has blinded them from seeing the light of the Good News. Open their eyes to see your goodness. Open their minds to understand your sacrifice of your son, Jesus Christ. Save them. Amen.
Let Their Ears be Receptive Prayer
Lord in heaven, I bring my loved ones before you. Deliver them from the captivity of the devil. Let their ears be receptive of your word. Let your word, which is an inspiration from you, make them realize what is wrong in their lives, correct them when they are wrong, and teach them to do what is right. Forgive them their sins and cleanse them with the mighty blood of your son, Jesus. Be their savior. Amen.
Experience Your Peace Prayer
Lord, My heart bleeds for my loved ones. They are entangled by sin. Their hearts are hardened. They take your love for granted. As our light and our salvation, Lord, save them. Let them understand that with you, they should not fear anyone, for you are with them. Make them open up to knowing you. Draw them close to you that they may experience your peace which surpasses human understanding. Let your Holy Spirit guide all their ways. Amen.
Let Them Look up to You Prayer
Jesus Christ, You laid down your life on the cross so that our sins are forgiven. You endured so much pain and humiliation so that we have eternal life. I pray that my loved ones, who have not yet received the gift of eternal life, get to understand your word and know how selfless you are. Open their eyes to see the love you have for them. Weaken their dependence on their power and let them look up to you. Lead them to you. Amen.
Soften Their Hearts Prayer
Loving Father, I humble before you, asking for your help in bringing my unsaved loved ones to you. They are caught up in the world of sin. Soften their hearts to understand that you’ve paid the full price for their sins by sacrificing your only son. All they have to do is accept the gift of your forgiveness. Let them give up their worldly pleasures and seek your kingdom first. Let everything they do bring glory to you. Hold their hands to salvation. Amen.
Give Them Grace Prayer
Mighty God, I intercede in prayer on behalf of my loved ones who are not yet saved. Save them from their sinful lives. Deliver them from the devil’s bondage. I ask that they may receive Jesus Christ as their savior and experience the life-changing intimacy with you. Give them the grace to overcome their desire for worldly pleasures. Show them your unending love. Let them taste and see how good you are and how blessed they are to take refuge in you. Amen.
Lead Them to Repent Prayer
Lord, I’m down on my knees crying out for my loved ones who are not yet saved. Their hearts are closed to your message of salvation. Save them. Let your Holy Spirit minister to them, lead them to repent their sins and surrender their lives to you that they may see your kingdom. Give them the strength and wisdom to always call on you when they get tempted to go back to sin. Give them the surety that we all sin and as a faithful Father, you forgive us our sins never to remember them again. Amen.
Show Them Your Light Prayer
Everlasting King, I bow before you, praying for the salvation of my loved ones who don’t believe in you. Their ways are dark and against your commandments. Show them your light. Make their hearts receptive to your message of grace. Let them know of your promises. Let your love overcome their desire to sin. Put to death the desires of their flesh so that they may focus on the desires of the spirit and be among the ones sanctified by faith. Show them your ways. Amen.
Let Their Souls Seek You Prayer
Lamb of God, I pray that my loved ones, who still take that sacrifice for granted, get to understand how much love you have for us. You took upon yourself the debts of our sins and paid for them at the cross. May they abandon their sinful ways and focus on the salvation, and freedom you attained for us at the cross. Let their souls seek you in truth and spirit. Amen.
Guide Their Thoughts Prayer
Holy Spirit, I pray that you minister to my loved ones who are trapped in sin about the eternal life given to us by God through Jesus Christ. Make them understand how sweet it is to be in Jesus. Give them the will to accept Jesus as their savior and surrender all their cares to Him, for He cares. Guide their thoughts and let their hearts meditate on the promises of our God. Amen.
Redeem Their Souls Prayer
King of kings, Save my loved ones from sin. The devil has dominated their lives. They have turned their backs on you. Redeem their souls, God. Change their ways. Clean their hearts and make them willing to give up their sinful lives. Give them the strength to stay in faith and hold their hands so that they may not get sucked back to sin. Amen.
Bring Them Closer to You Prayer
Father, I come before you with a heavy heart crying out for the redemption of unsaved loved ones. They are so blinded by sin that they are missing out on your promises. Their hearts are distant from you. Bring them closer to you. Let them know of your love and your mercies. Let the Holy Spirit convict them that they may repent and follow your ways. Save them, O Lord. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.