Day 23

Forty Days of Preparation Daily Devotions

Day Twenty-Three
Praying for Household Salvation
Acts 16:30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 
We have scriptural precedence for household salvation. Jesus is the same today as He was then. Therefore, we have a Biblical right to believe for household salvation. Say like Joshua "¦but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  (Josh 24:15) 1 Cor 7:14 says, "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. Here are some guidelines for praying for your family:
A. Ask God to Save Your Household. 
Others that live in your house
B. Live the Christian Life Before Your Family.
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
C. Exalt Christ.
Acts 4:10-12 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
D. Share the Gospel as the Opportunity Presents. 
2 Cor 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
E. Speak About Church and Fellow Christians in a Positive Light.

Heb 10:24,25 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Sample Prayer: Father, I ask you for household salvation. May my (Husband Or Wife) heart be receptive to the Gospel. Lord, help my light shine in my home first. Your word says, "And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. ( Isa 54:13)   Lord, I ask that my spouse, my children and all in my house be saved. Father, I pray that they will also be active in church and in the service of the Lord, along with me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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