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Can We Cause A Salvation

Because it is not Gods will that any should perish, can we by prayer effectually effect someone's coming to the Lord, being saved? Have you put this idea into practice?

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Of course, it's not God's will for anyone to go to hell, but, He will certainly send you there. We pray for lost souls because, that is our job, still, God must do the choosing. Since most people loves their life of sin, what in this world do you expect from our holy, righteous, God? One more thing I want to add, why so many are surprise when they end up in hell. It is the Father who brings lost souls to the Son, and we have nothing to do with it. We get no credit. If we are not careful, people are going to think they are saved, when indeed they are still lost, and on their way to hell, as before.
---catherine on 9/9/10

// What do you mean by, give thanks after God hears your prayer? --Lisa on 9/9/10 //

Lisa don't wait until after, give thanks during your prayer
Phil 4:6 Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication WITH THANKSGIVING let your requests be made known unto God.
---michael_e on 9/9/10

Every believer should be praying that the lost become saved. Especially when we know what it is to be eternally separated from God in the everlasting torments in hell. I, like my Lord, do not want anyone to go to hell, eventhough many choose a life without God and choose this destination.
---Eloy on 9/9/10

My answer is YES
Because there are demonic forces, deceiving teachers who hinder people from coming to christ. Our prayer will cause God to dispatch angels to hold back these forces.
---francis on 9/9/10

I came across this blog and it has in a way, inspired me. I am currently getting ready to pray for a loved one to be saved, this may sound strange, but I am scared to do so, in fear that it may not happen. What do you mean by, give thanks after God hears your prayer? I mean, I understand it, but could someone please explain this in more detail. Thank you
---Lisa on 9/9/10

It will always succeed but:

1. Believe - if you find it hard, then get others to carry your burden too.
2. Persist - you must keep at it regardless of anything you see to the contrary.
3. Grace - ask for God's grace to shine upon that person. Grace is what saves - contrary to popular belief it is not as simple as the person's choice: it is the Grace that makes them choose. It is indeed amazing grace.
---Paul on 2/26/08

I am very interested in all the answers. I have some experience in this area of praying for someone to be saved and later see them become saved. The fervor of my prayer, whether big or little seemingly does not effect the outcome. I urge everyone to try this type of praying. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.
---Mima on 4/22/07

All the time, I do. I have come from a family who is lost. They have no idea what awaits them without Jesus. And most of them truly believes they are saved. I think they believe, because of good works. They have been in church forever, it seems, some anyways,and still lost. I do not worry about it,because I know only Jesus saves. Sometimes man, I do feel so helpless.
---catherine on 4/22/07

Prayer is us coming into agreement with the will of God, communicating with Him and receiving His heart in every thing. I believe agreement in the earth with what is true in the heavens is important. "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven." That is Father's heart right there.
---Linda on 4/22/07

Yes. When God sent the plagues in Egypt, Moses went up on the mountain to intersess with prayer on the behalf of people in Egypt. He prayed for them on their behalf. At my church we have 6-7 woman so far, to intersess with prayer for others. We get together every other week, and we prayer for others on their behalf. Then we set back and watch God move.
---Rebecca_D on 4/3/06

While I was believing God for their salvation I sowed seeds by getting others saved. Daily I would say," Thank You Father my mother being saved & my brother". Mark 11:23 says you will have whatever you say. (Job 22:28; Proverbs 18:20-21; 2Corinthians 4:13) Praise is the same as the prayer of thanksgiving(Psalms 118:1)
---Rickey on 4/3/06

Yes I have. It's called intercession or stepping in the gap for folks. The Holy Spirit helped me to put the word to work. I prayed for my family to get saved once or twice, but after making my request known(Philippians 4:6), I kept thanking God for them being saved. By doing that my faith came by me hearing what I believed. That caused me to expect it more.(Romans 10:17)
1 Timothy 2:1 lists types of prayer.
---Rickey on 4/3/06

I believe we can. If we pray for someone we do not know or are not around, God can send someone to share the gospel with them. I have done this.
---Lissa on 4/3/06

Anything is possible with God through prayer.However, will God go against that person's free will? I have seen people praying for someone's salvation for many many years and it never happened. I believe God hears those prayers, but can't go against a man's free will to CHOOSE LIFE and SALVATION.
---Donna9759 on 4/3/06

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