Prayers For Lost Loved Ones
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
Dear Lord, Please help ______ find that you really are the way, the truth, and the life. Help ____ find You as the path that he needs, You as the truth he craves to know, and You as his source of eternal life. Please help ____ see the beauty of a faith-filled relationship with You. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you that You provide light to our paths when we follow Your Word. Please open ____’s eyes to the light and truth that can only be found in the Bible. Break down the barriers that cloud him from understanding and accepting your Word as the light and truth he needs in his life. In Jesus Name, Amen.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is
not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no
one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Dear Jesus, Thank you that Your grace is a gift from God. Please allow _______ to see his need for your gift of grace. Help him see he cannot save himself through any actions of his own. Open _____'s heart to understand that salvation from sins comes only through faith in Your death and resurrection. I know you have a plan for his life and that You have prepared good works for him to complete. Please make Your grace alive to _____ so that he can live the rest of his life in service and honor to You. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them;
I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart
of flesh. Then they will follow My decrees and be careful to keep
My laws. They will be My people, and I will be their God.”
Dear God, Please give _____ an undivided heart for You. Fill ____ with a new spirit that can only be gained from knowing You fully and trusting You with his life. Place a new heart of flesh in him and remove all signs of his current heart of stone. As ____ is transformed from the old heart and spirit to the new, undivided heart and spirit, please show him the joy that comes from following Your decrees and laws out of love for You. Please let _____ become one of Your people and create the desire in his heart to call You his God. In Your Precious Name, Amen.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name
under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
Dear Lord, Thank you for being the only way for us to receive salvation from the punishment for our sins. Please open ____’s heart to see the truth that You are the only way of salvation. Allow him to comprehend that the only way he will be saved for all eternity from the punishment for his sins will be by trusting the name and redeeming work of Jesus Christ. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While
we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Dear Lord, Thank you for demonstrating Your love for us, even when we were still sinners. Please open ____’s eyes to see your demonstrations of love all around him. Let him discover the joy that comes from knowing that You loved him even before he loved You. Allow his heart to accept that Christ died for his sins. Thank you for your amazing love! In Jesus Name, Amen.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from
the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
Dear Jesus, Thank you that nothing can separate us from the love of God because of Your work on the Cross. Please convince _____’s heart that neither death, life, angels, demons, present, future, powers, height, or depth or anything else in all of creation can separate him from God’s love. Let this conviction humble him and cause him to see his need for Your gift of eternal life. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears
My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with
that person, and they with Me.” (Revelations 3:20)
Dear Jesus, Thank you for knocking at ______’s heart. Please help her to hear Your knock and open the door to respond to Your voice. Allow _____ to let You enter into a relationship with him/her. Please show ____ the joy that comes from knowing You personally and trusting You with his/her whole heart. I ask this in Your Holy Name, Amen.
“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek
Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
Dear God, Please cause _____ to seek You. Give her such a thirst and desire to know you that she can’t ignore the call to look for You. Show Yourself to _____ at every point of her search for You too. Let her open her heart, mind and soul to accept You when she does find You. In Your Name, Amen.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us
our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Dear Jesus, Thank you for being faithful to forgive my sins and remove unrighteousness from my life. Please show ____ the need to confess and repent from the sins that keep him separated from You. Let him discover the faithfulness that You demonstrate to forgive his sins and to purify him from his unrighteousness. Your grace and forgiveness truly is amazing and I just ask that _____ can experience it too. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ
lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son
of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Dear Lord, Thank you for dying for my sins and calling me to be crucified with You so that I can also live eternally with You. Please let ____ see that she also needs to be crucified with You so that she can live forever with You. Allow her to live by faith in You, the Savior of her soul who loves her and gave Yourself for her. Communicate to her the eternal joy and peace that comes from dying to herself to live for You. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Dear Jesus, Thank you that you don’t just remodel us when we believe in You but that you make us a whole and new creation. Please make _____ a new creation too. Show him that this old life can be gone. Give him a vision for the new life that You offer to all who will accept. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the
victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4)
Dear God, Thank you that You offer _____ the chance to be born again. Please show _____ that this is the way to victory over all the trials he/she has faced in this world. Open _____’s eyes in faith to see that You have overcome the world so that he/she too can overcome sin, death and the grave. In Your Holy Name, Amen.
Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the
gate for the sheep. All who have come before Me are thieves
and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the
gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved.” (John 10:7-9)
Dear Jesus, Thank you for being the gate that leads to salvation. Please show _____ that he/she is indeed the lost sheep in need of the door You provide. Open _____’s ears to hear You calling to him/her. Help ____ to listen for Your still small voice as his/her Shepherd. Let him accept his need to enter through You to be saved. In Your Holy Name, Amen.