We all know someone or have family or friends who have fallen away from Christ or have never been saved. As believers this is very distressing, especially when it is someone dear to us. It is for this reason that we should pray, every single day for those who have fallen away and for those who have never been saved or had the opportunity to be saved. It is our duty to lead others to Christ but oftentimes it seems that those who are closest to us, tend to tune us out when we start talking about God. There is power in prayer and the more people you can get to pray with you for them the stronger our prayers become.
Prayer for the Lost, the Fallen or Unsaved: Dear Heavenly Father, We come before you on behalf of the fallen and unsaved who are unable or unwilling to ask for themselves at this time. We claim your word which says godly sorrow works toward repentance and repentance leads to salvation with no regrets. Only You can open our eyes to the realization that all have fallen short of Your glory. Father we ask that you come upon our family, friends, and acquaintances who have fallen away or have never been saved at all with a godly sorrow and cause them to come to repentance, surrendering their lives to You, and become saved. Please bring people into their lives which they will listen to and can influence them to turn to you. Open their eyes and turn them away from darkness and unto Your light, remove any influence Satan has over them and only allow Your influence to sway them, so that they can receive forgiveness, be sanctified by faith and receive their inheritance with You, Father. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Prayer for the Lost Bible Verses Godly sorrow (being sorry for and apologetic for our sins) works toward repentance and when we repent of our sins we are surrendering our whole being, mind, body and soul to the will of God and acknowledge that He is sovereign over us.
2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
When our eyes are opened, we turn away from darkness (sinful acts, thoughts, and desires) and we then see the light and want God’s forgiveness of our sins so that we can be sanctified by faith and are able to receive our inheritance.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.