It's not by a 'prayer of salvation' that people are saved (See THE SINNER'S PRAYER on www.preach-the-gospel.org and for a definition of 'saved' see SAVED!.). It is by believing on Christ through the preached gospel message (See 47 PASSAGES ON BELIEF and FOOLISHNESS OF PREACHING on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
A person is supernaturally saved the instant they believe on Christ after we preach the gospel to them. Then God will perform the good work He has begun in that person until the day of Jesus Christ (Phil 1.6, Mt 24.14 & 30-31 and 1 Thess 4.13-18).
When is the last time you preached the gospel to somebody, thus allowing them to believe on Christ and be saved? If it's like most christians the answer is never because you have not been taught what the gospel is or how to preach it. This is because the church has replaced the gospel with their 'plan of salvation' which can only be preached from a pulpit (See PLAN OF SALVATION on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). Christ commands us to preach the gospel (Mk 16.15), not present a plan of salvation.
The gospel according to the scriptures, "Christ died for our sins, he was buried and he rose again the third day (1 Cor 15.1-4)." is easily preached to another by first asking them if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.). Remember: People are saved by believing on Christ after we preach the gospel to them, not by a prayer of salvation.
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