Prayer for Salvation

If you’ve never personally received Jesus as your Savior and you’d like to, it’s very easy to do. You can do it quietly, right where you are, right now.Just pray this short prayer – mean it in your heart, and speak it with your mouth so that you can hear it:

Heavenly Father, I need You. Your Word says if I confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord, and believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead, then I’d be saved by your grace (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8). Well then, I take Jesus now as my Lord and Savior, and I believe that You raised Him up from the dead and He now sits at Your right hand in Heaven (Ephesians 1:20). I confess all my sins to You, and I turn my back on them forever. I believe, right now, that Jesus has come to live inside me forever, and His blood cleanses me from all sin (1 John 1:7). I am now in right-standing with You, Father, because of my Lord Jesus Christ, and Heaven is now my eternal home.

Also, Father, I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Your Word said You would certainly give Him to me if I ask You (Luke 11:13). Therefore, I believe I’ve received Your Spirit, according to Your promise; and, as I begin to praise You, I believe that I will speak with other tongues as the Spirit gives me utterance (Acts 2:4). Thank You, heavenly Father, that I am now saved and filled with your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

Now, just begin to praise God and thank Him – but not in your own natural language. The Holy Spirit’s not going to force you to speak. You must consciously move your lips and use your own voice. Don’t even concern yourself that what you hear coming out of your mouth is ‘just some form of unintelligible gibberish.’ It’s the Spirit Who’s speaking. Remember, you’re praying and worshiping by faith – so just believe it. You don’t have to understand it with your mind. Keep at it. Practice. Spend some time praying in the Spirit every day. It’ll build up your faith and get you started on God’s perfect plan for your life! (Jude 20; Romans 8:27; Colossians 1:9-11)