When you’re praying for a loved one to come to know the Lord, keep in mind that Satan who has blinded their eyes and darkened their understanding. So, your goal is to get their eyes opened, and that is something the Word of God will do. Try to get them under the sound of the Word, and it will open their eyes.
But sometimes, the power controlling a person needs to be broken. To do this, use the Name of Jesus to break the power of the devil over your loved one’s life, claim his or her deliverance from wrong spirits, and pray for their salvation. You have the authority to do this! But you’ve got to do so from a position of faith.
Kenneth E. Hagin says, “Unbelief cries and pleads and begs. Faith speaks and shouts and jumps.”
When you pray for your loved one’s salvation, you can know without a shadow of a doubt that it is God’s will for your family member to be saved (2 Peter 3:9). So when you pray, believe it is done! When you believe, you’re praying in faith, and it is faith that will bring them home.
Here is a sample prayer for your loved one:
“Father, Your Word says that You desire all people to be saved and come into the knowledge of the truth, so I bring _______ before You this day.
“I break the power of Satan from his assignments and activities in _______’s life in the Name of Jesus. I ask that You send forth the perfect people to share the good news of the gospel in such a way that _______ will listen and understand it. As the truth is ministered, I believe _______ will open his (her) eyes to the gospel, come out of the snare of the devil, and make Jesus Lord.
“Father, I ask that You fill _______ with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. As I pray for him (her), I believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is activated, and from this moment on, I praise and thank You for _______’s salvation. I am confident that You are alert and active, watching over Your Word to perform it.
“Therefore, my confession of faith is, ‘God has begun a good work in _______’s life and He will perform it and bring it to full completion until the day of Jesus Christ, in Jesus’ Name.’”
(Prayer references from The Amplified Bible: 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 18:18, 9:37-38; 2 Timothy 2:26; Jeremiah 1:12; Isaiah 55:11; Philippians 1:6.)
Learn how to Live Out Your Faith in Front of Your Unsaved Family HERE.