Prayer for Salvation
Do You Know What is Means to be Saved?
Sin has separated us from a loving heavenly Father. The Word of God (The Bible) is clear. We have all sinned (Romans 3:23). This means that living a “good life” is not enough. We have a sin nature and we have also sinned by our own actions.
I am not a Christian because of my nationality, the family I was born into, or the church I belong to. Salvation is a personal choice. Even if my parents are Christians, that does not make me a Christian.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
I am saved through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His love for me and what He did for me on Calvary.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The penalty for sin is death, but I cannot save myself; thus my need for a Savior. Jesus bore the penalty of my sin on the cross bearing my sins in His own body. He already paid the price. My part is to receive that which He has done for me. How do I do that?
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
When I confess my need, the Lord Jesus Christ steps in. He has already died on Calvary in my place, and is waiting for me to acknowledge Him as my personal Savior.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Jesus not only forgives my sins, He clothes me in His righteousness. Once I have received Jesus as my Savior, I am “a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). I have given the Lord permission to become active in my life and to change me. I have chosen a new destiny and I am now headed for heaven.
My righteousness is not because of what I have done, but what Jesus has done. My part is to believe and accept. To repent of my sin literally means to turn around and head the opposite direction.
Through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit I am now born again (John 3). I become a child of God, a part of the family of God. I am accepted in Him. Now the spirit of God dwells in me giving me eternal life. That life is not just a future hope but a present experience. In John 10:10 Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? If not, would you like to invite Him into your heart today? If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior now, please consider the words of this prayer carefully, then pray it to the Lord from your heart.
Dear Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. I thank you for dying on the cross for me, for bearing my sins, that I might have new life in Christ Jesus. I confess my sins, and receive your forgiveness. I receive you as my Lord and Savior. I ask that you help me to know you more and to live for you. In Jesus name I pray.
If you have prayed this prayer, let someone know! We would love to hear from you too. Attending a Bible believing church regularly will strengthen and encourage you in your faith. The Bible is God’s word to you. Try reading it daily, beginning in the New Testament. And continue to talk to God, praying in your own words.
Your heavenly Father loves and receives you. You now have a new life in Christ Jesus. Welcome into the family of God!