A Sinner’s Prayer

 

A Sinner’s Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to You in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ.
I know and confess that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you.  I humbly ask for Your forgiveness.  I openly repent of my sin and turn from them now.  I pray Lord that You will send your saints to help me keep to Your path.
Your Word says “….the one who comes to Me I will in no way cast out” (John 6:37), so I know that You will not cast me out, and instead, You will take me in and I thank You for it.
You have said in Your Word “whoever shall call on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).   I am now calling on Your Name, so I know You will save me now.
You also said “…if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).  I believe in my heart Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  I believe that He was raised from the dead for my justification, and I now willingly and openly confess His now as my saviour.
Because Your Words says “….the heart one believes unto righteousness …”  and I do believe with my heart, I know I have become the righteousness of God in Christ (Second Corinthians 5:21) …. And I am saved.
Thank You Lord.   In Jesus’ Name I pray.
Amen.

It is good that you have decided to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour in praying the above prayer.  Accepting Jesus is one thing, repenting of your sins and forgiving those who have sinned against you, are quite another.  “Repenting” does not mean to be sorry of our sins, but to turn from them and walk in the opposite direction.  Similarly, forgiveness of others is a basic requirement which God has for us: forgive, that we may receive forgiveness.

Welcome, however to God’s family and we pray that your now will grow close to Him.  The Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment:

  • Get baptized, as commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
  • Spend time with God each day; a couple of minutes will do to start, but develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word daily.  Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
  • Seek fellowship with other active Christians and develop a small group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you.
  • Find a local Church where you can worship God regularly.

See also:  What must I do to be saved?

Once you have been a Christian for a short time, test yourself.  First John 2:3-6 says:

“And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.
He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.  He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.”

Amen.

 

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