By   •   June 28, 2006


If God will save anyone who truly repents, does this mean even the devil could be saved if he repented and turned to God? Maybe this is a silly question, but I've always wondered about it. Should we even pray for the devil so he'll repent?


No, there’s no reason for us to pray for the devil to have a change of heart and be converted. The Bible makes it clear that Satan’s doom is certain, and that someday he will be cast “into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).

Never forget that Satan is absolutely opposed to God, and he always will be. This has been true since the beginning of time, when he rebelled against God and tried to take over God’s position as Lord of the universe. All evil comes from him, and he will do everything he can to spew forth deception and death upon the earth. The Bible says that “there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).

No, we don’t pray for Satan to repent—but the Bible does tell us to pray that he will be bound, and that those who follow him will be blocked from carrying out their evil schemes. We should pray this both for ourselves and our world. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith” (2 Thessalonians 3:2).

The most important truth about Satan, however, is that he is a defeated foe, for by His death and resurrection Jesus Christ conquered Satan. Is your faith and trust in Christ?

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  1. dagney lowell says:

    in the beginning of time? what do you mean, wasnt he gods favorite angel

  2. Robert says:

    Well, answer is not correct. According to Old Testament, evil does not come from Satan (who is merely a creation) , Satan is permitted to do evil by God . Satan has free will, therefore he could theoretically have a change of heart and repent. Bible is silent on what would happen in that case . But, Bible tell us to pray for our enemies . Satan is the enemy (greatest enemy of human species ), therefore we are allowed to pray even for him .

  3. david brownlee says:

    Yes thank you for answering my question now I know the answer to my question for the longest .

  4. paul david says:

    let every body receive jesus christ as his personal saviour

  5. Erin says:

    What about those in Hell, can they ever be forgiven? I mean the devil was once an angel so can’t those in he’ll be angels