Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in you, have mercy on us.

Definition of Salvation: The forgiveness of sins and restoration of friendship with God, which can be done by God alone. CCC p. 898.

The concept of salvation is found in many books of the Bible, in both Old and New Testaments.  It is most prevalent in Isaiah and in the Psalms, here are two verses that demonstrate our need for salvation, and serve as examples of prayers for salvation.

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2).

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name’s sake! (Psalm 79:9).