Prayer Of Praise and Thanks for Our Salvation
Praying for Salvation of Your Loved Ones
Per all of the articles we have discussing the different prayer strategies you can take with the Lord, and some of the conditions that He is looking for in order to answer more of your personal prayers – without question, the number one prayer request that each believer should be putting at the top of their personal prayer list with the Lord has to be that each one of us pray for any of our unsaved loved ones.
Your unsaved loved ones would be all of your immediate family members and all of the close personal friends that you may have in your life.
We can obviously pray for complete total strangers, but what makes praying for all of our immediate family members and close friends so special with the Lord is the direct personal connection that we already have with each one of them.
As a result of this direct personal connection that you already have with each one of them, you will have a much stronger desire to pray for each of them than you would have with a complete total stranger – and that stronger desire and passion that you will be showing in your prayers to God the Father may be the exact thing that will get Him to want to move on each one of them before they die and depart from this life.
One very special area in this realm is that every single Christian mother and father should be praying for all of their unsaved children.
Below I will give you a very dramatic and powerful testimony of a man who was literally spared going down into the pits of hell as a direct result of all of his mother’s continued prayers for him.
We all only have one chance, one window, one opportunity in the big-picture, eternal scheme of things to be used by the Lord to get other people saved in this life before we leave this life to be with Him for all of eternity.And with all of us only having this one short window to be able to do this with the Lord, every single one of us should make it our absolute top priority to pray to God the Father that He move mightily on any of our close loved ones who are not yet saved through the blood of His Son Jesus.
When you really stop and think about the big picture we are all dealing with – the number one thing that we should all be focused on is our eternal salvation in the Lord.
All of the money we will ever make in this life, all of the personal possessions we will be able to buy with that money, all of the successes we may have in the different jobs we may take, and all of the personal friends we will end up making in this life will all be for naught if we do not accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior before we die and depart from this life.
Not one ounce of all of the money you will make in this life, and not one ounce of all of your personal possessions will be going with you to the other side when you die and cross over.
No suitcases will need to be packed on your deathbed. The only thing that will be crossing over to the other side when you die will be your soul and your spirit. Everything else will be left behind. Naked you came into this world, and naked you will leave this world.
Once we die and cross over, judgment will then be set on each one of us, and our eternal fates will be forever decided by the Lord – heaven for the saved and hell for the unsaved!
There will be no reincarnation back into this life to get another chance as the New Agers will try and tell you. We only have one chance in the eternal scheme of things to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior – and it can only be made on this side of heaven, not on the other side.
Granted, God has a set plan and purpose for each person’s life. But as we embark on that incredible journey to fulfill whatever God will be calling us to do for Him in this life, we must never, ever forget that the number one thing we must always do for Him is to keep our radars up to either witness to someone who may not yet be saved – and/or pray behind the scenes to God the Father for their eternal salvation if for whatever reason we cannot reach and witness to them direct.
Your direct, personal, intercessory prayers to the Lord for someone who may not yet be saved may be the only thing that will end up getting them saved, and thus preventing them from being thrown into the pits of a real, live, living hell where they will be forever tormented day and night with Satan and all of the rest of his fallen angels.Now here is a dramatic, bone-chilling testimony from a man who was spared from being thrown into pits of hell for all of eternity as a result of his mother’s continued prayers for him.
This dramatic and powerful testimony will show you how God can actually hear and answer your direct personal prayers to Him for a loved one’s salvation – if only you will be willing to take the time to actually pray for that loved one’s salvation in the first place!
The Testimony of Bishop Curtis Kelley
I had just heard this man’s testimony the other day on one of the Christian TV stations. This man’s name is Bishop Curtis “earthquake” Kelley. He now has his own church in Hollywood, California. He specializes in dealing with the worst cases in his area due to the kind of past he grew up in.
Long story short, he had a very strong, praying mother who was always preaching the Word to him, anointing his head with oil to protect him when he was running wild out in the streets in his early years, and telling him that he would be preaching the gospel when he got older.
Curtis said he was always running from this call as a young man.
When he was 4 years old, he heard a voice tell him that he did not have to wait for his brothers to lead him to the drugs that could get him high.
This voice told him that he could get to these types of drugs much sooner. As a result of listening to this demonic voice over the following years, he became fully hooked on cocaine at the actual age of 10!
When he turned 15, the demonic voice came back to him and told him that he could get a bigger and better high than what he was getting from just using the cocaine by itself. The voice told him he could mix the cocaine with some of the other drugs he was using to get that bigger and more intense high.
Again, not realizing what he was dealing with, he went ahead and mixed the cocaine with the other drugs and he immediately overdosed. He was at a bar when this happened. He was then given some alcohol to top the drug mix he had just taken. He then told some of the people in the bar to take him home.
As he was in this overdosed condition from this lethal mixture, he literally saw demonic spirits coming out from underneath the bar floor. They started to grab and pull on him. When he got into the car, they were then able to literally drag him his body and into an actual pit in hell itself.He said the demons then started to do horrible and evil things to him down in this pit. But right in the middle of this horrible torment and torture being done to him by these demons, a “hand of light” all of a sudden appeared, grabbed him by his shoulders, and pulled him back up into his body. After he was pulled back into his body, another voice came to him and said:
“Because of your mother’s prayers, you were spared.”
Shortly after that experience, he went to a church. The pastor called him out from the back of the church and he then received his salvation from the Lord. He later became a professional boxer and then became a pastor of the church he now has.
As you are listening to his testimony, the one thing that he kept repeating was that a strong praying mother has the power to turn their sons and daughters back to the Lord with their strong prayers to Him. He said the only reason he is alive today and not burning in the pits of hell is all due to the powerful prayers of his mother on his behalf to the Lord.
His testimony just cuts right through you a knife when he gets to the part of the hands of light coming right down and pulling him back into his body from the pit of hell he was in – and then telling him that he was spared this final horrible fate as a result of his mother’s continued strong prayers for him to the Lord.
His dramatic testimony shows how powerful and how important it is that all parents keep praying for their children, no matter how far off the track they may appear to be, and no matter how hopeless and dire their situation may appear to them in the natural.
He said he was as wild and messed up as you can be, but yet the power of God was able to come upon him and set him completely free, which was all as a direct result of his mother’s continued prayers for him! His testimony shows very graphically and very vividly how the power of intercessory prayer can help set a captive completely and totally free from the clutches of pure evil.
With the above testimony showing you how powerful of a thing it really is that we all pray for the salvation of all of our close loved ones, my personal recommendation is that you take an index card and write down all of the names of your close loved ones who are not yet saved.
Pray for each one of them as the Holy Spirit leads, even if it means staying with them for 10, 20, 30 years or more. Some people will literally get saved on their death beds. I would pray for their eternal salvation to the day they literally die, as you never know when the Lord will move on them based upon your direct, heartfelt, personal prayers to Him.
I do not believe that you can “over-pray” to the Lord, or pray in vain on these types of extreme situations. You will not be bugging, bothering, or pestering God with your continued and repeated prayer requests that He move on them in a mighty way to get them saved before they die.In fact, I believe God will really be moved and touched by your continued prayer requests, and this constant wrestling and prevailing with Him may be what will get Him to eventually make that big move on your close loved one He did on the above testimony.
The above testimony is a perfect example of God actually moving to save this young man’s eternal life – and this was all as a direct result of his mother’s passionate and intense prayers to Him to save her son in the first place.
I would play it out with each one of your unsaved loved ones until the last pitch has been thrown in the bottom of the ninth inning, which will be when they die and depart from this life. Sometimes games are actually won in the bottom of the 9th inning, with two outs left and one strike left to throw.
Again, if no one else is praying for any of your unsaved loved ones, your direct personal prayers to the Lord for their eternal salvation may be the only thing that will end up getting them saved before they die and depart from this life.
And there will be no greater act of love that you can do for another human being than to be able to be used by the Lord to save that soul from a life of eternal torment and punishment.
Question: “Why is giving thanks to God important?“
Many of us may wonder why it is so important to give praise and thanks to God. Let us look at it in this way, we as people that are made in God's image and his ness, we love to be praised and exalted when we do anything good. It is in our nature to always want to be praise and look up to.
I say that to say this that just us God also love to be praise because we are of him, and not us he deserve it. No man can out do God goodness and love toward mankind therefore his praise must be continuous in our mouth, and pouring thanksgiving to him who deserve it all. There are also many blessing in giving thanks and praise.
The two things that “offend God” the most are ingratitude (confessing not His hand) and disobedience. Having a thankful heart make us happy it is more a spiritual thing then natural “Why? because God take pleasure in our praise and thankfulness and we know God is a spirit. It even show that giving praise and thanks to God gives us a better health.There are something amazing about being grateful and giving praise is that it’s in our control therefore it is our choice.
When people are not grateful they tend to complain, and that isn’t good for anyone. For example, even though the Lord had delivered the Israelites from slavery and given them manna to eat, they were not grateful. Notice what happens: “And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it” (Numbers 11:1). So the Lord hears when we complain, and He does not it.
Great blessings are promised to those who are grateful. The Lord said, “He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more” (D&C 78:19).
Let us follow the counsel of Paul who said, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Scripture instructs us to thank God for many things. We are to thank Him for who He is. Psalm 30:4 says, “Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name” Psalm 97:12. We should also thank God for His nearness. “We give thanks to Thee, O God, we give thanks, for Thy name is near” Psalm 75:1.
Paul gave thanks to God for his salvation and his opportunity to serve Him: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service; even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor.
And yet I was shown mercy, because I acted ignorantly in unbelief” 1 Timothy 1:12–13.
(Luke 17:13) When Jesus encountered the ten lepers on his way to Jerusalem, all ten asked to be healed. All ten obeyed Jesus' command to go show themselves to the priests. As the lepers went to the priests, they were healed. However, only one returned to thank Jesus.
That seemed to surprise Jesus. “Were not all ten cleansed?” he asked. “Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” (Luke 17:17). Jesus did not heal the lepers for the thanks. But He really appreciated it when one He had healed remembered his kindness.Thanksgiving is a must and we have so much to thankful for! A heart of Thanksgiving isn't just for today, but so important to do it all your life. Maybe some of you are going through a very difficult time and you feel you are grasping for something to be thankful for.
I want to encourage you today that God loves each of you so much and there are so many physical and spiritual benefits for dailygiving thanks. We can have thankful hearts toward God even when we do not feel thankful for the circumstance. We can grieve and still be thankful.
We can hurt and still be thankful. We can be angry at sin and still be thankful toward God. That is what the Bible calls a “sacrifice of praise” Hebrews 13:15.
Giving thanks to God keeps our hearts in right relationship with Him and saves us from a host of harmful emotions and attitudes that will rob us of the peace God wants us to experience Philippians 4:6–7.
What makes Christians most thankful is the work of Christ. In 2 Corinthians 9:15, Paul exclaims, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” He gave thanks for the result of the work of Christ, which is our salvation 1 Corinthians 1:4. That is also his theme in Colossians 1:12–14.
Paul sums up the doctrine of salvation in three great truths: inheritance, deliverance, and transference. They are both a description of salvation and a cause for thanksgiving. He unfolds the specifics of his gratitude in those verses. Giving thanks also reminds us of how much we do have.
Human beings are prone to covetousness. We tend to focus on what we don’t have. By giving thanks continually we are reminded of how much we do have. When we focus on blessings rather than wants, we are happier. When we start thanking God for the things we usually take for granted, our perspective changes.
We realize that we could not even exist without the merciful blessings of God.1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Heb. 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Giving thanks helps keep our lives clear of anxiety, sin, darkness, deception.
Romans 1:21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Professing to be wise, they became fools, Philippians 4:6, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Giving Thanks is a container that allows us to hold blessings, benefits and responsibilities
Eph. 5:18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
#4 Giving Thanks puts us in a position to allow God to transform every weakness into a strength through Christ. 2 Cor. 12:9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
#5 Thanksgiving draws us closer to God and to others for help and healing James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Psalm 35:18, I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people. I pray that God speaks to your heart this Thanksgiving day, as you praise Him and give Thanks to Him.
Note: This lesson was not written entirely by us. Parts of this lesson was taking from different articles that was written by different people on the topic therefore we are not taking credit for all of it. This was post only to help those who read it to understand about the importance of the topic, to the glory of God.
Prayer Of Salvation
Prayer of Salvation – Our First Real Conversation With God
The “prayer of salvation” is the most important prayer we'll ever pray. When we're ready to become a Christian, we're ready to have our first real conversation with God, and these are its components:
Prayer of Salvation – It Begins With Faith in God
When we pray the prayer of salvation, we're letting God know we believe His Word is true. By the faith He has given us, we choose to believe in Him.
The Bible tells us that “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).
So, when we pray, asking God for the gift of salvation, we're exercising our free will to acknowledge that we believe in Him. That demonstration of faith pleases God, because we have freely chosen to know Him.
Prayer of Salvation – Confessing Our Sin
When we pray the prayer of salvation, we're admitting that we've sinned. As the Bible says of everyone, save Christ alone: “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
To sin is simply to fall short of the mark, as an arrow that does not quite hit the bull's-eye.
The glory of God that we fall short of is found only in Jesus Christ: “For it is the God who commanded light to shine darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
The prayer of salvation, then, recognizes that Jesus Christ is the only human who ever lived without sin. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Prayer of Salvation – Professing Faith in Christ as Savior and Lord
With Christ as our standard of perfection, we're now acknowledging faith in Him as God, agreeing with the Apostle John that: “In the beginning was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1-3).
Because God could only accept a perfect, sinless sacrifice, and because He knew that we could not possibly accomplish that, He sent His Son to die for us and pay the eternal price.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
Prayer of Salvation – Say It & Mean It Now!
Do you agree with everything you have read so far? If you do, don't wait a moment longer to start your new life in Jesus Christ. Remember, this prayer is not a magical formula. You are simply expressing your heart to God.
Pray this with us:
- “Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”
Prayer of Salvation – I've Prayed It; Now What?
If you've prayed this prayer of salvation with true conviction and heart, you are now a follower of Jesus. This is a fact, whether or not you feel any different.
Religious systems may have led you to believe that you should feel something – a warm glow, a tingle, or some other mystical experience. The fact is, you may, or you may not. If you have prayed the prayer of salvation and meant it, you are now a follower of Jesus.
The Bible tells us that your eternal salvation is secure! “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
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Powerful Prayers For Thanks, Blessings and Gratitude
There are times that we feel deeply blessed by the kindness of others, including God our Father.
Did you know that these are some of the best times to offer up a prayer of gratitude and thanks to God? However, we sometimes forget in those moments to stop and express thankfulness to God for the blessings we have in our lives.
Remember that all we have, and all that we own, has been given to us by our Lord. He wants what’s best for us always. Let us remember to thank Him for these things every day. It is His longing to be there for His children!
If the need for prayer request is what you are seeking most, may it be gratitude or thankfulness, whether in your own life, or in the life of someone you love, let us pray for you at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
We have faith that sending your prayer to the place where our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us will help your request be granted! It is our honor and privilege to be a prayer warrior for you, and to ask the Lord to watch over you, protect you, and keep you, always.
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“You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt You! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 118:28-29
Prayer for Daily Gratitude and Thankfulness
Heavenly Father, my day-to-day routine is so busy. So much so that I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life.
My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation. I want to thank you, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be.Sometimes life is very hard, and it’s a struggle to keep my head above water. Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult often hurts.
When my heart feels stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in my weary eyes, still I will rejoice that You are as near to me as my next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, I am growing and learning. In the silence of my soul, I thank you most of all for Your unconditional love.
Prayer for the Gratitude of God’s Unfailing Love
Lord, I am so thankful for the relationship that I have with You. Precious Lord, You initiated this relationship by what Your Son endeavored to accomplish, paying the price for my sins and those of my brothers and sisters, thus redeeming and reconciling me.
You know the times I have been ungrateful, held ill thoughts toward You and others. You know the times I complain and grumble about life and its circumstances, but You love me regardless even when I’m ungrateful.
I am thankful Lord for everything that You allow to cross my path. I am thankful for the decisions that You allow me to make, and the life lessons that come from these decisions.
I’m thankful, Lord, that I do not have to live under condemnation anymore, and that You have truly set me free! Amen.
Prayer for God’s Thanksgiving
God of all blessings, source of all life, giver of all grace in all things, I want to thank you for the gift of life, for the breath that sustains life, for the food of this earth that nurtures life, and for the love of family and friends without which there would be little happiness in life.
I thank you for the beauty of creation of this great Earth, for the joy that the ear may hear, for the unknown that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder, and for the expanse of space that draws us beyond the definitions of our selves.
Everything in my life, and the life that surrounds me was drawn and created by Your own hand. For this, I am grateful. Amen.
Prayer for Gratitude Towards Our Heavenly Father
I am so grateful for everything that You have given me. Thank you so much for the loved ones in my life, and for the many ways in which I am cared for and supported on a day to day basis. Thank you for the many ways I can serve and give to others.
Thank you for the rich tapestry of colors throughout creation, for the beauty that is all around me, and for the skies and the ever-changing environment that surrounds me. My heart is so grateful for all that You have bestowed me within my life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
It is in Your name that I sing my praises!
Prayer for Gratitude and Thanks In the Morning
Lord, thank you for the goodness in my life. When I wake each morning, I praise Your name! You have given me life that is filled with beauty, and the breath in my lungs is a gift from You.
I pray that You will fill my day with love and sustenance. And may I remember at the end of each of my day’s, to thank you for all that has been placed in my life.
In Your precious name I pray these things!
Prayer of Thankfulness for Blessings Received
My Precious Father, how I praise and thank You for Your many and great blessings that You have showered over us all, despite our foolish ways and sinful pride. How great You are, and what a gracious God that You should care for me despite my manner towards you and others at times.
Thank You Father for Your unconditional and everlasting love. May I grow more and more to be You. I ask that You continue to guide and teach me in all that I say and do, and that I may do all according to Your will.
I ask You to continue to pour our Your bountiful blessings and mercy on myself and my whole family. Amen.
Prayer of Thankfulness for the Blessing of Jesus Christ
Our dear heavenly Father, may Your name be glorified for You alone are worthy, for You looked down on our pitiful world and chose to give Your only Beloved Son to be the perfect sacrifice to pay the price for the sins of all of Your people.
There are no words that are sufficient enough to praise and bless You for all that You have poured over the heads of Your children, and into the hearts of those that love and trust You.
You alone are worthy of our thanksgiving and praise, and we bless Your name forever and ever, amen.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“For all of this, Your Excellencey, we are very grateful to you.” Acts 24:3