Praying for Your Child’s Salvation

Merciful Savior,
We praise you because you have blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. In love you chose us to be adopted to sonship through Jesus Christ, to the praise of your glorious grace. In you we have redemption through Christ’s blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of your grace (Ephesians 1:3-7). We acknowledge that we are by nature objects of your wrath, and rightfully so, as we have all sinned and fall short of your glory (Romans 9:22; 3:23). And yet you have saved us that we might declare the praises of him who called us out of darkness and into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9). Redeeming Lord, we ask that __________ might likewise know the joy of your salvation. Though so precious in our eyes, we confess that he/she is by nature a sinner—sinful from the time of conception (Psalm 51:5). He/she is in need of redemption; may you be his/her salvation. You are under no obligation to save him/her, so we plead naught but your grace. Be merciful to him/her for the sake of your name, to the praise of your grace (Psalm 79:9). Jesus, we know that none can come to you unless the Father draws them, and so we pray that you would draw __________ to yourself (John 6:44). Make his/her soul thirsty—as in a parched and weary land—to drink of the living waters you offer; make his/her soul restless until it finds rest in you. We know that you will never drive away the one who comes to you (John 6:37); may he/she find you when he/she seeks you, if he/she seeks you with all his/her heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Reconcile him/her to yourself, Savior: a new creation in Christ, righteous in your eyes, his/her spirit crying out “Abba! Father!” (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:15). May he/she experience such sweet solace knowing that, in Christ Jesus our Lord, nothing can separate us from your love, oh God (Romans 8:38-39).
Amen.

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