When I was asking the Lord about what to blog this week, I heard “salvation prayer”. Seems funny to be on blog #149 on different ways to pray and finally getting to prayer for salvation! Maybe it was so obvious, I overlooked it. This would be the first prayer many people pray.
Important parts include:
- Confession of Jesus as Lord and Savior
- Repentance of sin and receiving forgiveness and new life in Jesus
- Grace to walk out life in the Spirit.
Many these days just look for a confession that they believe in Jesus, but even the “demons believe and tremble.” James 2:19 It’s so much more! Repentance is key. It’s also not about just getting “a ticket to heaven” but the start of a new relationship, a new life.
Here’s a sample prayer from www.aboutchristianity.com
I admit that I am a sinner. I have lived my life for myself. I am sorry and I repent. I ask you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for me, to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life, I give it to you. Help me to live every day in a way that pleases you. I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you.
Who do you know that needs to say a prayer like this? Ask the Lord to show you 2-3 people you can be praying for an opportunity to share Jesus and this prayer!