Pray a Prayer of Salvation

Pray This Salvation Prayer and Become a Follower of Jesus Christ Today

Salvation Prayer
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If you believe the Bible offers truth about the way to salvation, but you have not made the decision yet to become a Christian, it's as simple as praying this prayer. You can pray by yourself, using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God, and He will save you. If you feel lost and just don’t know what to pray, here’s a salvation prayer that you can pray:

Prayer of Salvation

Dear Lord,
I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself only. 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. From this day forward, help me to live every day for you and in a way that pleases you.

I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you.

Amen.

Salvation Prayer

Here is another short prayer of salvation that my pastor often prays with people at the altar:

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Now, help me to live for you the rest of this life.

In the name of Jesus, I pray.

Amen.

Is There An Official Sinner's Prayer?

The salvation prayers above are not official prayers. They are meant only to use as a guide or an example of how you can talk to God and ask Jesus Christ to become your Lord and Savior. You may adapt these prayers or use your own words.

There is no magic formula or prescribed pattern that has to be followed to receive salvation. Remember the criminal who hung on the cross next to Jesus? His prayer consisted of these words only: "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." God knows what is in our hearts. Our words aren't all that important.

Some Christians call this type of prayer the Sinner's Prayer. While there is no example of a sinner's prayer in the Bible, it is based on Romans 10:9-10:

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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (NIV)

If you're wondering what to do next as a new Christian, check out these helpful suggestions:

  • Salvation is by grace, through faith. There’s nothing you did, or ever can do, to deserve it. It’s a free gift from God. All you have to do is receive it!
  • Tell someone about your decision. It's important that you tell someone to make it public, secure, and firm. Find a brother or sister in the Lord and tell him or her, “Hey, I made a decision to follow Jesus.” And do it today if you can. It's a great way to seal the deal.
  • Talk to God every day. You don’t have to use big fancy words. There are no right and wrong words. Just be yourself. Thank the Lord daily for your salvation. Pray for others in need. Seek his direction. Pray for the Lord to fill you daily with his Holy Spirit. There is no limit to prayer. You can pray with your eyes closed or open, while sitting or standing, kneeling or lying on your bed, anywhere, anytime.
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