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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 God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so thateveryone 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.

For what I received I passed on to you as of firstimportance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive 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 gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
John 1:12
If you declare with your mouth, “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 recieve 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.

Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
John 5:24
But these are written that you may believe[a] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
John 20:31