Wednesday

The Secret of Praying for Unbelievers

Think of a person you care about who doesn’t know Christ as their Savior.

If you’re like me, every time you think of this person, your heart aches, because you know if they don’t accept Christ, they will die one day and spend eternity in hell. This frightens me—that someone I love could spend eternity separated from God (and from me). May it never be.

But the reality is that one day we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an account. The entrance exam to heaven has one question: 

In whom are you trusting?

There’s only one right answer: “I’m trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior.”

For years I couldn’t give that answer. The best I could do was hope my good works outweighed my bad works on judgment day. Some of my acquaintances, friends, and loved ones can’t give this answer because they haven’t yet come to faith in Jesus Christ. They’re still trusting in their works to get them into heaven. They don’t understand the truth of Ephesians 2:8-9:

“For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man shall boast.”

Because I love them, I witness to them, serve them, and do my best to demonstrate God’s love to them. But the most important thing I can do is to pray for them. 

I ask God to open their hearts to believe. Scripture tells us that no one comes to God unless the Father draws him (John 6:65), so it makes sense to ask God to draw our loved ones to himself and open their hearts to believe.

The book of Acts tells of a woman named Lydia. She was a religious woman who was trying to worship God as best she knew how. But she hadn’t trusted Jesus as her Savior. Paul shared the Gospel with her, like we should with our unbelieving loved ones. And then something miraculous happened. Acts 16:14 describes it this way:

“The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.” 

Apart from God opening a person’s heart to believe, the message of the Gospel falls on deaf ears. The spiritually dead cannot receive the life-giving truths of Scripture unless God opens their hearts. This is what we should pray for.

The take away from Acts 16 is simple: Pray for the people you love who don’t know Christ as their Savior. And when you pray, ask God to open their hearts. Pray and don’t stop.

“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Rom. 10:10).

If you leave your loved one's first name in the comment box below, I'd be honored to pray for them.



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181 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:16 AM

    Please pray for Matthews salvation , thank you

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    1. I'm asking God right now to open Matthew's heart to believe.

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    2. Please pray for my husband William salvation for me and my house will serve the Lord. Thank you

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    3. Husband Eugene, sons Richard, Kashif, Renaldo, Riquerro, Najee.
      Thank you Lori and others for your prayers for my family's salvation.

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    4. please pray for jeranny , and karen

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  2. Richard, Thomas, Kate (my husband, son & daughter). Thank you SO much, Lori.

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    1. Father, I pray you'll bring Richard, Thomas, and Kate to a saving knowledge of Christ. Give Pam faith to never stop praying.

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  3. Anni and Dieter(rhymes with Peter) my parents. This is exactly how I've been praying for them, but I'd love it if you joined me.

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    1. It is my privilege to join you in prayer. Lord, open their eyes...

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  4. Sara, Ken, Nichole, tom & kenya

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    1. Lord, I lift Sara, Ken, Nichole, Tom, and Kenya up to you and ask that you will open their hearts to believe.

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  5. Elizabeth, Bob, Davies and Collette (Mum, Dad, brother and Sister).

    Thank you

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    1. Father, I'd like to pray for Abby's loved ones: Elizabeth, Bob, Davies, and Collette. Please open their hearts to believe so they can not only be part of her physical family, but also part of her spiritual one. May God be glorified through her faithful love for them.

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  6. My brother, Scott. I've shared the plan of salvation with him several times, but he just can't admit that he's a sinner. As we know, until that happens, there's no hope for salvation. Thank you, Lori!

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    1. Father, I'd like to lift up Vonda's brother, Scott. He's heard the Gospel, but he cannot recognize that he has sinned against others and against you, ultimately. Please remove the blinders from his eyes and bring strong conviction of sin into his heart. Then, Lord, call him to yourself. Make him a mighty man for you.

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  7. Daniel, my oldest son. He is a good man; a very kind loving and wonderful dad, husband, brother, and son. Daniel treats everyone with kindness and respect, and he works very hard and does whatever is necessary to provide for his family.
    I'm very proud of both of my sons. Daniel just turned 29, and my youngest son will be 18 this summer.
    My youngest son has accepted Jesus as his Savior. He very much believes that God is our Creator, and he trusts in the word of the Bible.
    Sadly, Daniel has chosen not to believe in God or His word. He has chosen to believe that Bible is made up stories. Daniel and I have had many conversations about God and the Bible. But he is very stubborn and loves to argue his views about anything and everything. In the past our conversations have become very heated at times. So now to avoid conflict we do our best to avoid discussing God, Jesus, and the Bible.
    I no longer discuss my beliefs with Daniel, but I do keep praying he will one day open his heart.

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    1. Father, this precious mother named her son Daniel 29 years ago. Make him a mighty man like Daniel in the Bible. He's a good man, but not a God-honoring man. Show him the truth of your Word, soften his heart, and call him to yourself so that he might walk with you all the days of his life.

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  8. Daniel, my oldest son. He is a good man; a very kind loving and wonderful dad, husband, brother, and son. Daniel treats everyone with kindness and respect, and he works very hard and does whatever is necessary to provide for his family.
    I'm very proud of both of my sons. Daniel just turned 29, and my youngest son will be 18 this summer.
    My youngest son has accepted Jesus as his Savior. He very much believes that God is our Creator, and he trusts in the word of the Bible.
    Sadly, Daniel has chosen not to believe in God or His word. He has chosen to believe that Bible is made up stories. Daniel and I have had many conversations about God and the Bible. But he is very stubborn and loves to argue his views about anything and everything. In the past our conversations have become very heated at times. So now to avoid conflict we do our best to avoid discussing God, Jesus, and the Bible.
    I no longer discuss my beliefs with Daniel, but I do keep praying he will one day open his heart.

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    1. Father, I've prayed for Daniel before, but I want to lift him to your throne again, asking you to soften and open his heart to see that you are real and desire a relationship with him. Surround him with dynamic believers who live out their faith in tangible, winsome ways. Draw Daniel's heart to you in intimate and personal ways until he realizes and recognizes that you are the lover of his soul. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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    2. That is such a beautiful prayer. I copied it down to use for my daughter Nicole, and also for Daniel.

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    3. I am praying with you, Jeanne. Never stop.

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  9. Lori, thank you for this timely message and for the encouragement to keep on doing what I'm doing. Please pray for my friend Becky's salvation (and for me...because I'm doing cross-cultural evangelism).

    Thank you for your prayers!

    Blessings!

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    1. Lord, Becky needs to know you as Savior. Thank you for placing Kim in her life. Fill Kim with your Holy Spirit so she can show your love to Becky. And then Lord, when the time is right, open her heart to receive the seeds of the Gospel and believe.

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  10. David, Jeff, Mimi, and Missy
    Thank you so much for your prayers.

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    1. Father, my husband's grandmother prayed for a young man named David and you drew him to yourself and gloriously saved him. Today I ask the same for Pam's loved one, David, and Jeff, Mimi, and MIssy, too. Open their hearts to believe in you, and give Pam wisdom to know when to speak, when to be silent,and always to pray.

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  11. Trusting in the Lord despite my shortcomings.
    This is beautiful. Happy Sunday!

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  12. Amen, Lux. Faith is not about how much faith we have, but about who we have faith in. Blessings to you!

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  13. Please pray for Beth, Linda P., Linda C. and Diane. Thank you so much!!! ♥ Brenda

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  14. Please pray for Beth, Linda P., Linda C., and Diane. Thank you so very much!!! ♥

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    1. Lord, I'm praying again for Beth, Linda, Linda, and Diane. You know their hearts, that they need a relationship with you. Help them find no joy until they surrender their hearts and lives to you. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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  15. That is such a beautiful thought. Please for my husband Pramod to accept Jesus as His Saviour. Pray that God will open His heart. God bless you

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    1. Father, I do ask that you would open Pramod's heart to your love and draw him into the kingdom of God. In Jesus's name I ask, Amen.

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  16. Please pray for Brooke, that her heart might be softened to accept Jesus, that she will put her cares and all her traumas in HIS hands, that she will accept Christ as her Savior and finally that God will send His mighty angels to camp around her and protect her from the evil angels who torment her!

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    1. I'm praying for Brooke today.

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  17. Pray for Jason. I have been praying so hard for 3 years with no progress. Very lost...that's why I continue to pray.

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    1. Don't stop Tracy.
      Gal. 6:9. Praying with you For Jason.

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  18. Carman, my daughter...she was raised in a church yet got involved with an atheist and now I'm just not sure. She is though no longer in this relationship.

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    1. Father, lead Carman back to yourself as soon as possible.

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  19. For Darrel and Michael - my sons - that they would know the salvation of the Lord

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    1. Father, you hear this dear mother's heart for her sons. Please open their hearts to believe the truth about your son Jesus. Help them place their faith in you for salvation. In Jesus' strong name I ask, Amen.

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  20. My son Nicholas and my ex husband John. Both are atheists. My daughter was athiest. A fee years ago she came to Christ and was baptized. I have the same hope for Nicholas and John

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    1. Father, thank you for saving Millie's daughter, and delivering her from unbelief. We know you are eager to save and always at work in our loved ones' lives. Please continue to work in Nicholas and John's hearts. Open them to see the truth about you and your son Jesus. Deliver them from the lies of atheism and add them to your family soon. Help Millie remain steadfast in her love and prayers for them until she receives the reward of her labor. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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  21. Jimmy, Kevin, Corey, Charles

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  22. Jimmy, Kevin, Corey, Charles

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    1. Father, please open Jimmy, Kevin, Corey, and Charles' heart to receive your Gospel and be saved. Keep their spirits restless until they find their rest in you. And Father, in your mercy, save them soon. Give Susanna faith and perseverance while she waits in expectation. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen.

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  23. Please pray for my ex-husband Randy, who is an atheist. Thank you!

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    1. Cheryl, I would be honored to pray for Randy. Nothing's too hard for God.

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  24. Please pray for Xiade and Jeff. Thank you so much. Full surrender to God in everything.

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    1. Lord, you created Xiade and Jeff in your image. Help them seek you with all their hearts. Remove any barriers that keep them from surrendering their wills to yours and finding life, hope, and peace. Make them mighty soldiers in your army.

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  25. Anonymous8:37 PM

    Please pray for Ethan, who wants to believe, but seems to let doubts overwhelm him. Thank you!

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    1. Father, You know Ethan's heart. Give him a special measure of faith to overcome the doubts he has. Surround him with dynamic believers who can encourage him and point him to the truth of your Word. Save him soon, Lord.

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  26. Mike,Greg, Heather, Aliyah , Nina, George, Katie that they expect Jesus Christ as their Savior.

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    1. Lord, younknow each of these loved ones intimately. Reach deep into their hearts and stir them to seek you and find you. Save them for your glory and their good.

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  27. Clive. Christine. Sharlene. Robert. I also pray Ez36v26 over them. Thank you.

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    1. Father, I join Michelle in praying your salvation for these loved ones. Please open their hearts to believe.

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  28. Please pray for Manuel, Nehemiah, Mara, Manfrid, Flonny and Ignatius to receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.

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  29. Father, I join Yvonne in lifting her loved ones up to you. Please save them for your glory.

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  30. Please pray for the salvation of my children. Heather, Michael, Kayla, Hannah, and Isaiah. None of them are saved. I was not saved and living for Christ when they were small, now , I pray my mistakes can be undone. Lord, please open the hearts of my family and let each of them accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.

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    1. Father, you know Heather, Michael, Kayla, Hannah, and Isaiah by name. You knit them together in their mother's womb and created them for a purpose. I pray you will work in their hearts, draw them to yourself, and use them to glorify you. Help this precious mama know that her past is forgiven and you can use her to be a light and a witness to her family. Help her have faith to believe you can and will save her children. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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  31. Deanna. Rebecca. Tracy. Becky L. Mary.

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  32. Father, you know Deanna, Rebecca, Tracy, Becky L., and Mary. Heather loves them, and we know you love them, too. In your perfect timing, draw them to yourself and open their hearts to receive salvation. Give them the faith to believe. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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  33. My son Trent died in April this year. He was a very good, loving man but hadn't believed in God. It wasn't logical he said. Is there a prayer I can say for him? Is it too late for him?

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    1. Oh, Alys, I am so sorry to hear of your son's death. I can only imagine how your mother-heart is grieving. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

      I, too, have lost loved ones who, to my knowledge, hadn't put their faith in Christ for salvation. There are several things that bring me comfort as I think about their eternity.

      First, I'm comforted by the promise that God's Word will never return void. Like you, I'm sure, I shared God's Word and the truth of God's Word with my loved ones. I believe God's promise that he used his Word to accomplish eternal things in their hearts.

      Second, I'm comforted that God desires that none should perish, but all to come to repentance and faith in him. Therefore, since my will for my loved ones and God's will is the same, I know he did everything possible to draw them to himself, including using my prayers to soften their hearts. Although I know he never violates a person's free will, if there was any way they could be saved, I rest in the confident assurance that he did it.

      The final truth that comforts me is the knowledge that he holds our lives in his hands, and he didn't allow my loved ones to die until they had had every chance to surrender their hearts to him.

      I don't have the assurance that my grandmother placed her faith in God before she died, but I know that all it would take would be a turning of her heart toward him, a silent surrender of her will to God's, to make her his child. Remember the prodigal son? All he had to do was to turn toward his father's house, and the father, who was waiting and watching for him, RAN toward him to embrace him.

      It is my prayer both for my grandmother and for your son Trent, that sometime, maybe in the dark and quietness of their own minds as they lay upon their beds and contemplated their lives, that they humbled themselves before the Lord in faith and trust. That's all it takes.

      As a mom who's wondering where her son is spending eternity, I would pray, "Lord, I trust that you did everything you could do to draw my son to yourself. Help me rest in the assurance that you specialize in turning hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, and there is nothing too hard for you." And then leave it with the Lord, confident that he loves your son even more than you do.

      THanks so much for sharing your story, dear heart. I'll be praying that the God of all comfort will keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

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  34. Please help me pray for my son Jacob

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    1. Lord, you knit Jacob together in his mother's womb and created him for your glory. Please call him to yourself, that he might be a light to others and a joy to those who love him. Save him soon, Lord Jesus.

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  35. Please pray to open the hearts of these friends of mine: Carrie, Thomas, Samantha, Jake, John, Steadman, and Angel. Thank you

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    1. Father, you know the hearts of each of Melissa's friends. I asknyou today to draw them into a relationship with you. Use Melissa to demonstrate what a life lived for you looks like and give her wisdom to knownwhen tonspeak and when to be silent, when to act and when to pray. Amen.

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    2. Please pray for my daughter Nicole, her boyfriend Erik, and friend Katie.

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    3. Father, You know these dear people who are special to Jeanne, and you know they need a relationship with you. I pray you will pierce their hearts with the truths of your word and draw them to yourself. Bind Satan and his influence in their lives, and help them not be deceived. Remove the blinders from their hearts.In the strong name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

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    4. Please pray for my son Ryan and his girlfriend. They have asked Christ to be their Savior, (when they were younger), but they live together unmarried, do not attend church and show no interest in growing spiritually.

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  36. Sam, Count, Alicia & Leeds. Thank you! I am trusting God for their salvation.

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  37. Please pray for my son Ryan and his girlfriend say that they are saved but they live together, do not attend church, nor show any interest in growing as believers.

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  38. My husband Clive, daughter Christine, sister Sharlene, adopted Father Robert. Draw them to You Lord and open their spiritual eyes.

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  39. Pray for Brent please

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    1. Father, I pray you will call Brent into a relationship with yourself as soon as possible. Don't let him leave this earth without knowing you. Send believers into his life to help point him to you. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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  40. Please pray for my son Ryan and his girlfriend. They live together and say they know Christ but they show little interest in walking with Him.

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    1. Father, only you can know Ryan and his girlfriends' hearts. They claim to know you, but aren't living like they do. Please make yourself real to them. Convict them of sin and their need for a Savior. Transform them to your image. Amen.

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  41. Please pray for Josh, rob and nicole

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  42. Please pray for Josh, rob and nicole

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    1. Father, please draw Josh, Rob, and Nicole to yourself. Open their hearts to believe. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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  43. Please pray for my uncle Gavin. Thank you.

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    1. Father, please show mercy to Uncle Gavin and open his heart to believe. Don't let him leave this world without a relationship with you.

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  44. Cory, Travis & Jess

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    1. FAther, you created Cory, Travis & Jess. Please draw them to yourself with cords of loving kindness. Soften and penetrate their hearts so they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are real, that you love them, and that they need to confess, repent, and surrender themselves to you. In the strong and mighty name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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    1. FAther, I pray for Joey and Karen. Draw them to yourself. Open their minds to believe in you. Help Krista never stop praying for them and believing that nothing is too hard for you. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen.

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    1. Father, you know Reynaldo's need for a Savior. I pray you will open his heart to receive the free gift of salvation you offer him. Please don't let him die without coming to faith in you. Help Davianna never lose hope and continue to pray for him in faith, believing that nothing is too hard for you. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  47. Please pray for my daughter Megan, she is 20 and has moved very far away from the faith she had when she was younger. I pray for God to soften her heart and for her to long to know Him. Also please pray for my son David, he is 17. He believes but is content not really having God be a part of his life.

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    1. I count it a privilege to pray for Megan and David. Lord, open their hearts to believe. Draw them to yourself. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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  48. Please pray for David Stringer. His heart has been made of stone due to loss and unfortunate events in his life. He holds much unforgiveness and anger. He was also adopted when he was a child, so he needs to be free from the orphan spirit. May the father crown him as son and give him the revelation that he belongs to a perfect plan tailor made plan. That he has not been forgotten and that he will believe that he is saved and protected by a loving Saviour. In Jesus name i ask this. Amen.

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    1. Oh, Father, I pray for David and ask you to reveal to him how you long to adopt him into your family. Help him comprehend the depth and breadth and height of your love for him. Draw him into a complete and whole relationship with you. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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  49. Pray for David, my husband, thank you

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    1. My husband's name is David, too. God delivered him from alcoholism and drug abuse. He is now a pastor. Nothing is too hard for God. I am praying with you.

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  50. Please pray for my son, Matthew. He was raised to love Jesus, but as a teen, turned his back on God. When I read through the comments here, the very first was someone praying for Matthew. How great is that!!! Praying for all the Matthew's, the sons and daughters, husbands, wifes that we long for salvation. Amen.

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    1. Father, you knit Matthew together in his mother's womb. You have good plans for his life. Thank you for the promise that not a word of yours will return void, but will accomplish what you sent it out to do. Please help the seeds of faith this mama has sown into Matthew's life bear fruit 100-fold. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen.

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  51. Please pray for my husband David. He is a wonderful husband, father, and provider to our family. He has nver been saved; he will not attend church with me. I am a Christian. He seemingly looks at religionas being a cult following, even though I tell him it is rather a personal relationship with God. I know God can soften his heart. Blame his doub on his volatile upbringing, past mistakes, etc. There is a new start for us all and he knows this. Thank you ..

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    1. Father, open David's heart to the truth of your love. Draw him to yourself. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, amen.

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  52. I would very much appreciate it if you would pray for Michael, Greg, Joni, Kelly, Jessica, Brandy, Josh, Nick, Jake, Fiona, Steve, and Stephanie to be saved. I love them all very much.

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    1. Lord, you hear Taylor's heart. Being each of these dear ones into a personal relationship with you before it is too late. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen.

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  53. Please pray for Greg, Michael, Nick, Joni, Fiona, Kelly, Josh, Jake, Steve, Stephanie, Brandy, and Jessica to be saved and know Christ. I love them all very much.

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  54. Taylor, I will join you in praying that your dear ones come to know Jesus as Savior just as soon as possible. I'm comforted by the truth that God wants them in a relationship with himself even more than we do. He will faithfully work in their lives. We can trust him. Blessings to you, friend.

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  55. Please pray for my son Anthony, he claims to no longer believe in God, is into Pantheism. He is surrounded by so many unbelievers, it seems so impossible, but I believe God has a plan and that my son will glorify Him one day through his music. Thank you.

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    1. Lord, nothing is too hard for you. We claim Anthony for your kingdom. Please save him and make him a mighty man of God. In Jesus' name I ask, Amen.

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  56. Jacob
    Lauren Rose

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  57. FAther, you created Jacob and Lauren Rose. Call them to yourself and use them for your glory. Help Julie never stop praying for them. Give her the faith to believe.

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  58. My Dad please, Ronald ... Thank you!

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    1. Lord, you know Ronald's heart and need for salvation. Open his heart to believe. Save him and use him for your glory. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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  59. I am going to pin this past because your prayers for the unsaved are so beautiful I want to reference them to help me pray for my husband, Matt. But I had a quick question because I struggle with this. You said, "Apart from God opening a person’s heart to believe, the message of the Gospel falls on deaf ears." Wouldn't God open everyone's heart if his will is that they turn to him and it is their own free will that is standing in the way?

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  60. Please pray for my son Jared Michael. Jared is 23 years old and a great dad to his little boy. Jared suffers from depression and has twice tried to commit suicide. Jared is very smart & scientific minded therefore he believes evolution to be more likely than Creation. Jared likes to argue and tell why he thinks the stories in the bible couldn't possibly have happened. He claims that when he tried to commit suicide there was nothing afterward but darkness and silence. I am terrified for him. Please pray for Jared to open his heart and mind to Jesus and also pray that God will heal him of his depression and make him see that life while not perfect is still worth living.

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  61. please also pray for Sheila and Darrin and their son who are athiests.

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  62. Please pray for my significant other Nick, that he would come to know God as his lord and Savior and that God will put a hedge of protection around our relationship.
    Please pray that his heart is softened.
    Where there is fear, may God replace it with confidence & Peace
    Where there is hopelessness, hope
    Where there is anger, joy
    Where there is complacency, passion
    Where there are barriers, open gates
    where there is no more love, let our cup runneth over

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  63. Please pray for Mitja's salvation. Thank you Lori ;)

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  64. Please pray for Mitja's salvation. thank you Lori ;)

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    1. Father, open Mitja's heart to believe the truth of your word. Help him understand your love and sacrifice for him, and call him to yourself. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.

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  65. Please pray for my grandson, Daniel. Thank you!

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    1. Father, draw Daniel to yourself in a personal, life-changing way. Don't let him go into eternity without you. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  67. My son, Kai, who resists and is fearful to believe, unable to let go. And myself for help being a better witness for him.

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    1. Father, give Kai courage and faith to believe. Help his mother be a beautiful reflection of you. Draw them both closer to you.

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  70. Hey Lori

    The love of my life (after Jesus) Deborah has a very difficult time yielding her heart and life to Jesus.

    She is very strong willed and though she confesses to believing in Jesus, I feel she reacts irritated and a little afraid at the suggestion of surrendering control of her life to Jesus..

    She has a difficult and dark past, and grew up with what you could call a survivors mentality.

    I love her more than my own life, and my hearts deepest desire is to see her happy and fulfilled, but that can't happen until she opens her heart to Jesus' transforming and healing power. She needs a lot of healing.. i feel i can't get through to her with words alone.

    I would be happy beyond words if you could pray for her Lori.

    With Love,
    Alex

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  71. Alex,
    It is my honor and privilege to pray for your dear Deborah. You are right, she won't find peace and transformation until she surrenders to the Prince of Peace and the God of healing and grace. She is very fortunate to have such a strong believer by her side. You are wise and insightful.
    Father, only you can open Deborah's heart. I pray you will. Remove the blinders from her eyes, the fear from her heart, and the resistance in her spirit. Overwhelm her with your love until she finds you irresistable. Give Alex wisdom to know when to speak and when to be silent, when to act and when to pray. Strengthen him and his walk with you, keeping him above reproach. Make him a walking testimony of you. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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    1. Thank you so much Lori.. i feel the Lord is working great transormation in our hearts.. sometimes i get impatient and frustrated when results are not immediate and visible.. it's easy to yield control and worries to God during smooth waters, but when my doubts and worries get the best of me i pace in circles like a headless chicken.. Sorry Jesus, please help my unbelief....

      Again, thank you so much Lori <3

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    1. Father, please save Dinesh and make him a mighty man for you.

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  73. Thank you so much for this! Please pray for my boyfriend, Michael. And please pray that I, and people around him, can be open for Him to work through.

    Michael came from a family of non-believers and was just brought up with a very false sense of who God is, and religion in general.

    He is the type of person who will get very turned off by Christians forcing or pushing their beliefs onto him, which I agree is the wrong way to approach it, especially to people who do not have Jesus in their life and lack that understanding of who He really is.

    I pray that he can find his Savior through Jesus Christ and desires to continue pursuing and growing his relationship with Him.

    Thank you!!

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    1. Kristy, I will pray this as well. May God draw him to himself.

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  74. Please pray for my brother Tinaye to encounter Christ and that His life will be transformed as He comes to know Christ and develops a relationship with Him

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  75. Please pray for my brother Tinaye that he would encounter Christ and that his life will be transformed as he comes to know who Christ and develops a relationship with Him.

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    1. Father, open Tinaye’s Heart to believe your Word. Save him, Father, for your glory.

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  76. My daughter Amina (is not sure in her beliefs as a teen although she accepted Christ as a child) and my husband Mustafa (who no longer believes).

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    1. Father, you know the condition of Amina's and Mustafa's hearts. If they need to place their faith in you, please open their hearts to believe. If they need to repent and turn back to their faith, draw them through the gentle, persistent voice of the Holy Spirit. Help Careing Mom not to give up and never stop praying, because we know you reward the persistent, faithful prayers of a righteous woman. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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  78. Please pray to open Kevin’s heart!

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    1. Father, I ask you to open Kevin’s Heart to believe in you. In the strong name of ajesus i pray, Amen.

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  79. Hi Lori
    Can you please pray for my friends Joanna , Angie , tyanna, and also pray for Kevin again his heart is so stubborn.. thank you so very much! 😊

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    1. Father, you know Jilian's friends Joanna, Angie, and Tyanna, and you know dear Kevin. You made them in your image, created them with a God-sized void in their heart, and love them with an everlasting love. Draw them to yourself with cords of loving kindness. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  80. Please pray for my son André and his wife Camelia.
    André married Camelia (a non believer) and left Jesus and the Holy Trinity and joined the jehova's witnesses.
    My granddaughter was born out of the marriage- her name is Chinika.
    They will lead her in the wrong teachings if their eye's don't open to see the light...Jesus Christ.
    Please pray with me...

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    1. Father, I add my prayers to Jesica’s. Open Andre and Camelia’s eyes to the truth of Jesus and the Gospel. Protect little Chinika from believing a lie and draw her to yourself. Do whatever it takes to bring them to you. Help Jesica continue to pray and not give up. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  81. Please pray for my son André and his wife Camelia....
    André married Camelia (a non-believer) and left Jesus and the faith to join her.
    I love them dearly, but my heart is breaking, because I realise that if Our Lord Jesus Christ return today, they are lost.
    My granddaughter was born out of the marriage - her name is Chinika.
    The way they are believing will lead my granddaughter astray as well...
    The people of their faith keep my children's eyes shut for the TRUTH.
    Please pray with me...

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  82. Please agree in prayer that my husband, John, will come to know Jesus and have a personal relationship with him. He tells me he believes in God but he refuses to go to Church. He has a difficult time believing the Word of God, yet he refuses to study and seek answers to his questions. I know God knows his heart, and I trust in His timing, though it’s difficult for someone who also in Ministry. Thank you and God Bless.

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    1. Heather, I will pray.
      Father, I ask you to open John’s heart to believe you. Remove the blinders and hindrances to faith. Reveal yourself to him in a mighty way. In Jesus’ name i pray, Amen.

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  83. Please pray for my daughter Holly, who was raised to know God, and her husband Tony. When Tony was young, he went swimming with a friend in the lake. The friend drowned; Tony got mad at God and turned his back on Him.

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    1. Oh, Sue, what a tragedy!And such a hard thing for a young person to process. I will pray for Tony and Holly. Father, make yourself read to them as only you can do. Soften their hearts and bring them to faith in you. Amen.

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  84. Thank you so much for your post! May God continue blessing you and giving you wisdom! Please pray for my best friend, Melisa’s, salvation of accepting Jesus and that of her parents as well: Dina and Fikret. Also for my new friend’s salvation, Fer, who’s spirit seems to want God even though he’s not aware of it. Thank you so much!

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    1. Father, you know Giselle's best fried, Melisa -- she and her parents need a relationship with you. And Lord,please open Fer's heart to you and make him realize that you alone have the answers he's looking for. Use Giselle to share your love and faith, and help her not grow weary in praying. IN Jesus name I ask, Amen.

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  85. I just stumbled along this post today and not sure if you still see the comments but if you do please pray for Jalen. Thank you!

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  86. I just stumbled along this post today and not sure if you see the comments anymore, but if you do please pray for Jalen. Thank you!

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    1. I do, Sabrina. I pray, as promised, for every dear one listed here. Father, open Jalen’s eyes and call him to yourself. Use Sabrina to be a good witness to what life with you looks like and help her not grow weary in praying. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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    1. Father, open Adesh’s eyes to believe in your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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  89. My husband Dan - praying with belief that my husbands heart will be opened to the love and grace of Jesus!!

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    1. FAther, I join Jamie in asking in faith for you to open Dan's heart to receive your salvation. Bind Satan and his influence and draw him to yourself. Amen.

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  90. For my husband and 17 year old daughter claim and know Christ as their Savior.

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    1. Father, draw their hearts to you by the power of Jesus’’ name.

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  91. Please open the hearts of my son Christopher and his wife Sarah to our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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    1. Father, you hear the cries of this mama. Open Christopher and Sarah’s hearts to believe. Draw them to yourself and save them. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  92. PLEASE pray for my sons Brooklyn, Skye, and Ty. My cousins Dusty and Jake. A family friend Dylan who is struggling with depression. My son's ex girlfriend Morgan and My brother in law Cecil. Thank you!

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    1. Father, you know the prayer of this momma's heart -- that her sons Brooklyn, Skye, and Ty will come to know you as Savior. Dylan needs you, too, and so do Morgan and Cecil. You know their needs, you fashioned their hearts, and you can draw them to yourself. We ask this in Jesus' name, Amen.

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  93. Pray for my children Sepano, Yarubbi and Tapiwa who were once believers but now are not, for God to get them back on His side. Thank you

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    1. Father, Sepano, Yarubbi, and Tapiwa once walked in your ways, but now they've walked away. Draw them back into a dynamic, joyful, rich relationship with you. May they walk before you all the days of their life. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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  94. Please pray for Janet's salvation

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  95. Father, you created Janet and have a plan and a purpose for her life. Please open her eyes and heart so she'll see that she'll never find peace and joy apart from you. Use Kel as a powerful witness in her life. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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  96. Please pray for the salvation of Erica who is caught up in the new age movement and is hostile towards God.

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    1. Lord Jesus, you know the lies that have captured Erica's soul. Open her eyes to see the truth and soften her heart to call upon you. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  97. Eric. He’s my husband. He left me in July and is seeing a woman who is also married. He needs salvation. Please pray for him, and against this relationship. Thank you.

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    1. Father, I pray for you to work in Eric's heart. Bring him to repentance and salvation. Encourage Whitney not to grow weary in praying for her family. Amen.

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  98. Jhun, my husband, we have 2 kids, our marriage is falling apart and he has an affair with another woman, April, who also has a family with 2 kids. I'm praying for his salvation and restoration of our marriage . Thank you!

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    1. Lord, you know the situation that this dear woman is walking through. I pray with all the power in Jesus' name that you will open Jhun's eyes. Help him see his sin and his need for a savior. Open April's eyes, too, that they will not allow Satan to destroy either family. Give this dear sister faith to move mountains and help her trust you to walk with her every day. Glorify yourself, Father, in these families' lives. Amen.

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  99. Please pray for Lance that his heart would once again open up to Jesus Christ, that even though he has turned away from him that he would be brought back with a fire that burns with a desire for Jesus that is stronger than before. Thank You

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    1. Lord, I pray you will draw Lance into a full, deep, rich, and pure relationship with you. Like you restored the apostle Peter, Lord, restore Lance. Use him for your glory. Help Ashly never stop praying for him, for the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous (wo)man accomplishes much. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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  100. Please pray for all my family to know Jesus?! My Mom has lost so much hope. She does not believe God is looking out for her! Please pray for my Dad, and my sister as well. �� tears

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  101. Father, you hear the cry of this dear one's heart for her family. Open their eyes. Give them hope and faith. Reveal yourself to them in such a miraculous way that they eagerly place their trust in you. THank you that no heart is too hard for you to soften it. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

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  102. My sons..Michael and Patrick... my daughter-in-law Kelly..my grandchildren..Madison, Alex, Mikayla, CJ....my mom Patricia, actually my entire family. Thank you for your prayers. May the Lord bless you abundantly!!

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    1. Lord, this precious mama is trying hard to shine the light of Jesus into the dark places of her family. I claim them, in Jesus' name, for your kingdom. Don't let a single one of them step into eternity without a relationship with you. And help this praying mother not to give up hope, but to believe that you hear and answer prayer. Amen.

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  103. Please pray for my son Francis Scott . He is an athiest and also dealing with addiction . Thank you and may God bless you !

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    1. Father, Francis doesn't know you, but you know him. I pray you'll open his eyes, draw him to faith, and free him from his addictions. And give this precious mama faith to believe that you can break the strongest chains that bind her precious son. In the strong name of Jesus I ask, Amen.

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