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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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15 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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:

  3. 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.