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Q:

What can I do to be sure my loved ones will be saved?


A:

We are glad to know that you have a real burden and concern for your loved ones. God has laid this burden upon your heart, and He wants to work in their hearts and lives in response to your prayers.

God desires that all come to the place of repentance and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that the Lord is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

The best thing you can do for your loved ones is to pray earnestly. We have the assurance of God’s Word that “the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” (James 5:16, NLT).

It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, to show the possibility of being made right in God’s sight, and to warn of the danger of neglecting salvation (see John 16:7-11). The Holy Spirit will be faithful to do His work in response to believing prayer, seeking out those for whom the Lord has burdened someone to pray.

Pray specifically that the Holy Spirit will give you the opportunity to share the message of salvation with your loved ones, or will direct someone else to them. The Lord is able to do this as shown in Acts 8:26-39 and 9:10-18.

It is of great importance, however, that you permit the life and love of our Lord Jesus Christ to be seen in you. This in itself will be a tremendous testimony to unsaved loved ones and friends, and will prepare the way for a presentation of the Gospel. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NKJV).

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22 Comments

  1. Angel says:

    Please pray for my husband and children they are not saved and I’m so burdened I recently gave my life back to Jesus and I don’t know how to reach my family. Please pray for us.

  2. Jeanne says:

    Nephew brain cancer. Undergoing chemo. Now impacting kidney. Don’t know hearts believe not yet saved. Am weeping because Holy Spirit has convicted me I’m lukewarm. Gavin 23. Don’t know what to say to him or my niece.

  3. Susan says:

    Please pray for my son as he’s in jail awaiting trial on some very serious charges. He’s 29 and has been alienated from me since he was 12. He started taking Adivan when he was 15 for anger issues, and has since developed into a serious drug addict. Now he is kicking all kinds of addictions in the worse place possible, with a very scary future ahead. He is not himself at all. There seems to be demonic issues, as at the moment he is not penitent at all, and he’s not thinking rationally. I’ve been praying that he would become a mighty man of God for 7 years. This looks so bad as I write it, and I repent for any judgement that I’ve ever put on any other parents who have had children who have gone down this awful path.

  4. J. Brown says:

    Thank your for your prays of salvation for my children and spouses. My Lord knows my endless prays for them. Draw them near to you my Lord. Thank you for your prayers of strength and faith that my Savior Jesus Christ is stirring in their hearts as we pray.

  5. Kay says:

    Please pray for my husband who is lost. He has no interest in giving his life to the Lord and those demons in him are trying to lead my children astray. I’m standing on Isaiah 49:24-25 this is God’s covenant that He has promised for my husband and children. Praise God!!! I pray that you touch and agree with me.

  6. Jesse says:

    Please pray for my best friend. She’s been through a lot in her life and she no longer believes in Jesus. I don’t know if she is saved or not and God has recently put her on my heart. I don’t want to her to go through this life and not know Jesus. I want to see her in heaven one day. Please pray she’ll see she really needs Jesus and that she accepts Him as her Lord and Savior. Thank y’all for the prayers.

  7. Julia says:

    Please pray for my daughter, Crystal! She is living a lesbian lifestyle and just recently married to the other woman a few weeks ago! Pray her eyes will be opened to the truth about how she is living and find salvation for both of them! She acts as if she is doing no wrong and as if she is saved also! Thank you! God Bless you! 😊

  8. Tammy Gonzalez says:

    Please pray for my husband, Jose that he will turn from his sins and make Jesus Lord of his life. He is surrounded by bad influences at his work who curse, look at porn, talk nasty and drink alcohol when they stay out of town at the hotels. They text my husband pornografic pictures to his phone. Please pray for his deliverance

  9. Norma GIL says:

    My son is full surrounded by demons, his wife and I and others are praying for him. Please help

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Norma,

      We prayed for your son and here is an audio message from Billy Graham:

  10. Catherine says:

    I don’t know if my sister, Margaret is saved. She said that she doesn’t believe that Jesus died on the cross. She has terminal cancer. She has gone to different churches with me over the decades but she still seems not interested and she said that I can’t force her. Please pray that God will soften her heart. She has had a very hard life with chronic schizophrenia. Thank you.