Praying For the Lost
The following are Scripture prayers that you can use to plead for the salvation of lost people. Each prayer is based on Scripture and can help you offer powerful intercession for those who need the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. (feel free to print this form and use it in your prayer time)
Father, in the name of Jesus, I plead that You will draw _______________ to Jesus Christ in true faith and repentance (John 6:44).
In the name of Jesus, I ask You, Father, to quicken ___________________ who is dead in sins and trespasses
Father, I ask You to bind and remove Satan’s work in _________________’s life and to open _______________’s eyes to the truth of the gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Holy Spirit, I pray that You would convince _____________ that he/she is lost, separated from God, and headed to hell (Romans 3:23).
Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus, I pray that You would destroy any false ideas that _________________ has about Jesus Christ and salvation through Him (Proverbs 14:12).
Lord Jesus, I plead that You will seek out __________________ and save him/her from his/her sins and eternal
condemnation (Luke 19:10).
Father, I pray that You will open ________________’s heart so that he/she will receive and believe the gospel (Acts 16:14).
Holy Spirit, I ask You through Your power and _____________’s circumstances to prepare him/her to hear and receive the Word of God (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23).
Holy Spirit, I plead that ______________ will understand the gospel when it is presented to him/her so that the devil cannot snatch it away (Matthew 13: 5, 9).
Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus, I plead that the Word of God will take root in ____________’s life and bring about true salvation in ____________’s life (Matthew 13:6, 20-21).
Father, I ask that the pleasures of this world and the pressures of life will not choke the Word of God that has been sown into _______________’s life (Matthew 13:7, 22).
Father, I plead that You will deliver ________________ from the kingdom of darkness and place ________________ into the kingdom of Your dear Son (Colossians 1:13).
Father, I pray that _______________ will receive the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ the Lord (Romans 6:23).
Lord Jesus, I ask that _________________ will not trust in himself/herself, but that ________________ will completely trust in You as his/her Savior and Lord (Galatians 2:16).
Holy God, I pray that You would grant genuine repentance to _________________, a repentance that will cause him/her to hate sin and to turn from it (Acts 11:8; Luke 13:1-3).
Lord God, I plead that You would grant ________________ genuine faith, a faith that trusts in Jesus alone and surrenders
to Him as Lord and Savior (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Holy Spirit, I pray that You would stir _______________ out of his/her indifference and complacency concerning his/her
condition and his/her need of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 6:2).
I ask in the name of Jesus Christ that ________________ would surrender himself/herself to the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 14:9).
Father, I pray that You will send people continually into ________________’s life who will share the gospel with him/her (Romans 10:14).
Father, I plead in the name of Jesus that You will put a new heart in ________________ and that You will place Your Holy Spirit in him/her (Jeremiah 42:30; Ezekiel 11:19-20).
Holy Spirit, I pray that You will cause _________________ to hate sin and that You will break the power of those sins that are hindering him/her from coming to Christ (Mark 9:43-47).
Lord Jesus, I ask that _______________ would surrender to You, denying himself/herself, take up the Cross, and followYou (Luke 9:23).
Father, I plead that _____________ will understand that his/her only hope for forgiveness and acceptance with You is through Jesus’ work on the Cross (1 Corinthians 1:18)
Father, I pray that _______________ would not neglect the glorious salvation which is available through Your Son (Hebrews 2:1-3).
Lord Jesus, I pray that ________________ will feel and know the burden of his/her sin and will come to You for forgiveness and salvation (Matthew 11:28-30).
Father, I plead that _________________ will make a genuine commitment to Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of his/her life (Luke 14:24-33).
Lord Jesus, I plead that ____________________ will not be content with the appearance of righteousness but will seek You for the transformation of his/her whole life (Matthew 23:27-29).
Father, I pray that ___________________ will see that his/her good works are as filthy rags in Your sight and that they will not save him/her (Isaiah 64:6).
Father, I ask that _______________ would believe and trust Your Son that You sent to be the Savior of sinners (John 5:24).
Lord Jesus, I ask that _______________ would not die in his/her sins but would trust You and receive eternal life (John 8:24).
Because You came into the world to save sinners, I plead with You to save _____________ who is a sinner and in need of Your grace and mercy (1 Timothy 1:13-16).
Holy Spirit, I pray that You would humble ______________ so that he/she sees his/her need of Jesus Christ (Psalm 18:27; Proverbs 8:13, 29:23).
The “Six Questions” Method Of Prayer Evangelism Another way that you can intercede for lost people is by prayingthrough the following questions. These questions deal with the most basic issues of life. By praying for these things, the lost person can be prepared to hear and receive the gospel of Jesus Christ
(1) Why: Ask God to cause this person to wonder why they reject Jesus Christ and His salvation. Call on Him to show this person the foolishness of rejecting Christ and of living life without Him.
(2) What: Ask God to cause the person to start asking the question, “What is the purpose of my life?” Plead with God to plant in his or her heart an urgency concerning this question
(3) When: Pray that God will grant this person an emptiness of heart. Ask God to show them that sin and selfishness will not satisfy. Call on God to cause this person to start asking the questions, “When will I really be free? When can I find true peace and hope?”
(4) Whom: Pray that God will cause this person to doubt all the lies that he or she has concerning Christianity. Call on God to cause the person to ask, “Whom can I trust? In whom can I find hope?”
(5) How: Plead that God will plant this question in the heart of the person, “How can I cope with my problems?” Pray thatGod will grant hopelessness in the heart of this person. Ask God to show this person that he or she cannot cope in his or her own power or strength. Pray that he or she will be forced to look to God.
(6) Where: Call on God to cause this person to contemplate the question, “Where will I go when I die?”