Prayer of Salvation - It Begins With Faith in God
When we pray the prayer of salvation, we're letting God know we
believe His Word is true. By the faith He has given us, we choose to
believe in Him. The Bible tells us that "without faith it is
impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that
He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
So, when we pray, asking God for the gift of salvation, we're
exercising our free will to acknowledge that we believe in Him. That
demonstration of faith pleases God, because we have freely chosen to
Prayer of Salvation - Confessing Our Sin
When we pray the prayer of salvation, we're admitting that we've
sinned. As the Bible says of everyone, save Christ alone: "For
all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans
To sin is simply to fall short of the mark, as an arrow that does
not quite hit the bull's-eye. The glory of God that we fall short of
is found only in Jesus Christ: "For it is the God who commanded
light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus
Christ." (2 Corinthians 4:6)
The prayer of salvation, then, recognizes that Jesus Christ is the
only human who ever lived without sin. "For He made Him who knew
no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of
God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Prayer of Salvation - Professing Faith in Christ as
Savior and Lord
With Christ as our standard of perfection, we're now acknowledging
faith in Him as God, agreeing with the Apostle John that: "In the
beginning was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made
through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made."
Because God could only accept a perfect, sinless sacrifice, and
because He knew that we could not possibly accomplish that, He sent
His Son to die for us and pay the eternal price. "For God so
loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.."
Prayer of Salvation - Say It & Mean It Now!
Do you agree with everything you have read so far? If you do, don't
wait a moment longer to start your new life in Jesus Christ. Pray
this with us:
"Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins
have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to
turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive
me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son,
Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is
alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of
my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward.
Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your
will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."
Prayer of Salvation - I've Prayed It; Now What?
If you've prayed this prayer of salvation with true conviction and
heart, you are now a follower of Jesus. This is a fact, whether or
not you feel any different. Religious systems may have led you to
believe that you should feel something - a warm glow, a tingle, or
some other mystical experience. The fact is, you may, or you may
not. If you have prayed the prayer of salvation and meant it, you
are now a follower of Jesus. The Bible tells us that your eternal
salvation is secure! "that if you confess with your mouth the
Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from
the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)
Welcome to the family of God! We encourage you now to find a local
church where you can be baptized and grow in the knowledge of God
through His Word, the Bible.