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Recognize your need

God loves you, has your best interests in mind, and has invited you to become a child of God.

'For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Admit you are a sinner

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.
Romans 3:23

Believe in Jesus Christ

He died to pay the penalty for your sins.

I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.
1 Corinthians 15:3
Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.

1 Peter 3:18

Accept God’s Gift

He is offering you the free gift of salvation and eternal life.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
John 1:12
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9
For 'Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.'

Romans 10:13

Make a Commitment

Pray to receive Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord. You can pray a prayer of your own or you can use this one:

Father in heaven, I recognize that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I turn from my sin and everything I know is wrong in my life. Please forgive me for all my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he died for my sins. Thank you. I now receive Jesus as my personal Saviour and Lord. I ask you to come into my heart by your Holy Spirit and give me eternal life. I commit my life fully to you. I want to live for you the rest of my life. I pray this in Jesus’ name.

There is nothing magic in the words of the prayer. They simply reflect the attitude of your heart and express your deliberate decision to receive Christ as your Saviour and Lord. The important thing is your deliberate decision.

Be assured

Having committed your life to Jesus, you can now be assured that God did His part and that you are now a Christian - a child of God.

'And I assure you that the time is coming, indeed it's here now, when the dead will hear my voice—the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live.
John 5:24
But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

John 20:31