7 Powerful Prayers for the Lost in the Bible

James 5:20
God of Miracles, I pray for those who have strayed from Your truth and have succumbed to the wills of the flesh. I pray that You give me the right words to say so that I may help bring them back to You, because he who turns a sinner from the error of his ways will save one soul from death! Thank You for Your grace and mercy. We honor You, God, because You cover our multitude of sins. Amen.

1 John 1:9
Merciful and Forgiving Lord, I recognize that I am lost in the world and I feel far from You. But Father, I pray that You forgive me for the things that I have knowingly and unknowingly done wrong. Lord, I thank You because if I confess my sins, in Your faithfulness and just nature, You wholeheartedly are able to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I love You, Father. I thank You that I do not have to remain in my lost state. Amen.

Luke 15:4
God of Enduring Faithfulness, truthfully, I have wandered from Your path to explore the world. I fear that I am too far gone. But, Lord, I thank You for Your unconditional love because even though I have let You down, like a shepherd leaves his 99 sheep to find the one, You still search for me! Thank You for Your love and mercy, O Lord! Thank You for not giving me what I so justly deserve. This is the prayer of my heart. Amen.

1 Timothy 2:4 & John 14:6
Compassionate Father, it is Your heart’s desire that all people be saved and come to the knowledge and recognition of the divine truth. I pray that those souls who are far from Your truth will return to You. Lord, we acknowledge that You are the way, the truth, and the life. You have enabled us to have access to the Father, through Jesus Christ. So, Lord, we thank You for saving us by Your love. Amen.

Revelations 3:20, Luke 15:11-13, 20
Light in the Darkness, I pray for those who are in desperate and dark situations. I pray they will let go of the flesh and turn to You. Let them seek You with faith as You stand at the door and knock. I pray that as they hear Your voice, they will open the door of their hearts. Lord, just as the prodigal son left and returned to his Father, we pray that those who are lost will return back to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Lamentations 3:22-26
Sovereign Lord, I thank You that it is through Your mercies that we are not consumed. Right now, Lord, I am very lost in my sinful state, but thank You for Your mercies that are new every morning. You are a faithful God, so I thank You. I thank You for being my portion. I place my hope in You. Your Word says that You are good to those who search and wait for You. So, Lord, I wait for salvation from You. Amen.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4
God of Victory, I pray against the god of this world who condones evil and has blinded the minds of unbelievers. The Apostle Paul spoke to the people at Corinth and said that if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those perishing. Right now, I pray for those who are lost and have been prevented from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ. Let us remain in Your likeness, God. Let Your light will be revealed in the lives of those who remain in darkness. 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.