Lent – Day 23 — A Prayer for Salvation
“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:16
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
“Our Father in Heaven, Holy are You and Blessed forever and ever. Today, Lord we turn our focus toward those who are lost, those who have never heard the message of Your good news, the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, those who have heard but have not yet believed and those who have heard but their eyes have been so blinded and their ears made so dull that they refuse to believe and be saved.
Father, I firmly believe that anyone who hears the true message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ cannot easily turn away or dismiss it, and yet, there are some who will not believe. But we pray today for those who will hear, who will believe and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
We pray for the eyes of their understanding to be enlightened, for the scales to fall from their eyes and for their ears to be unstopped so that they can hear with understanding and revelation, the GOOD NEWS of life and that more abundantly in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, the Agnus Dei, the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world.
We pray for the Holy Spirit to convince and convict their hearts so that they will acknowledge their need for a Savior. We pray for them to be surrounded by loving, compassionate, believing men and women who are born again from above and who know Your grace, mercy and transforming power, who are walking in it daily with joy and fulfillment; that they would be compelling witnesses to those who are lost of the truth of salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Lord, we pray for a rekindled zeal and fire within us to preach Your word and live it, in season and out of season, when it is convenient and when it is not convenient. Father, we yield to You to override our momentary hesitations and excuses and give us Holy boldness to be the people of God, called by Your Name, who live, love, and declare Your glory in our acts of kindness, our life choices and our words of edification, comfort, healing and grace.
Thank You, Father for the call and the privilege of winning souls into the Kingdom of God. Thank You for giving us the words to speak and for moving on our hearts to take action to rescue those who are estranged from the covenants of promise, but are nevertheless loved and desired by You to be brought into the household of faith in Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.
In Your Holy and Blessed name we ask all these things and by faith receive them now as we pray. In the Mighty and Blessed name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, Lord and King we pray. AMEN.”