A simple prayer…

Lord Jesus, I know that I need Your forgiveness. I admit that I have sinned, and that I can’t rescue myself. I have been living for myself instead of for you. I truly want to begin a relationship with You now. Please forgive me.  I believe that You died in my place, to pay the penalty for my sin.   I believe you lived a perfect life and rose from the dead for my salvation. I want to turn from my sins and I’m asking for your help. I now invite You to come into my life as my Lord, the one in control, and Savior. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

If you prayed this prayer, and truly meant it, you have just entered God’s family!  Remember, no words can save us.  It is out faith in Jesus and what he has done for us, which we are expressing through prayer, that saves.  Always rely on a vital, living relationship with Jesus, not some set of words said in the past, for assurance that you are indeed a child of God.