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Is it even Biblical to Pray for a Person’s Salvation?
It is not uncommon for a Christian to ask other Christians to pray for the salvation of someone they are concerned about. Although this concern for the person’s eternal destiny is commendable, is it Biblical; will God answer these prayers?
If you were to survey Christians with this question, you would get a large variety of answers ranging from “Yes, of course. God desires that we intervene on the behalf of others,” all the way to, “Definitely no; what ARROGANCE!!!!”
After doing a great deal of research on this subject, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two main reasons why people feel we should not pray for someone else’s salvation. They are:
1. We don’t have the right to make that type of decision for someone else
2. God has never instructed us to pray for the salvation of others
[NOTE: I did not include the rest of the article because of its length. The author continues on and addresses the two points listed above. Please go to http://biblehelp.org/prayperson.htmto see the rest of the article.]