Praying for Others to Receive Salvation
Many people pray for salvation of their family members. I have heard people pray for those needing salvation. Some have prayed for them to hit rock bottom to receive the Lord. They pray prayers of suffering and pain for them. They pray that the Lord will show them what they are doing wrong. These types of prayers are not according to the will of God. If we ask according to the will of God, we will clearly see that we need to bless them and ask that they will be saved and come to the full knowledge of the truth. It is God's goodness that will lead a person to repentance not his wrath. When they are being blessed salvation can begin to work in their lives, love comes in and their ears become more open to hear about the goodness of God and his plan for salvation through Jesus Christ. When this happens, God can bring revelation to them about him. Because faith in him is gift. They will know that they are blessed because their sins are forgiven and he remembers them no more. That goodness brings them to repentance and salvation.
These scriptures are wonderful to have to pray for your family and friends who need salvation in Jesus Christ.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 1 John 5:14
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance. Romans 2:4
"BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED."
…"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.… Ephesians 2:8