My prayer when I accepted Christ

June 3rd, 2016

There are various types of prayer people can pray when accepting Christ. There are a number of common elements in the most used ones that I have seen.

  1. Confession of faith – declaring that Jesus is the Son of God
  2. Belief – believing that Jesus died on the cross for our sin
  3. Confession of sin – confessing the wrong things we have done
  4. Repentance – promising to turn from sin
  5. Acceptance – accepting Jesus as both Lord and Saviour
  6. Commitment – a commitment to follow Jesus going forward

The prayer I prayed back in 1989 contained most of these things. Although I didn’t understand it all at that time, I knew I needed a Saviour and that I needed to turn my life over to Jesus.

Here is my prayer I prayed…

Lord Jesus Christ,
I know I have sinned in my thoughts, words and actions.
There are so many good things I have not done.
There are so many sinful things I have done.
I am sorry for my sins and I turn from everything I know to be wrong.
You gave your life upon the cross for me.
Gratefully I give my life back to you.
Now I ask for you to come into my life.
Come in as my Saviour to cleanse me.
Come in as my Lord to control me.
And I will serve you all the remaining years of my life in complete obedience.
Amen.

For me personally it was a decision that had taken a few months. I had started to read the Bible, started attending church and talked with Christian friends. It was not an emotional decision, but one that was thought through and decided upon.

Looking back now I can see why my life changed so much. I wanted a Saviour to save me, but I also wanted a Lord to follow. I wanted to live for something bigger than myself.

How about you? What prayer did you pray to receive Christ? If you haven’t accepted Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour I would encourage you to pray the prayer I did above.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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