I have been asked many times, "how do I pray the prayer of salvation?" or "How do I lead someone through the prayer of salvation?" What people are really asking is what are the right words to say?
Paul gave us the answer in Romans 10:9 when he penned these words,
9 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.
In other words, there are two important parts of the prayer. 1) proclaim Jesus is God; and 2) let what you are saying come from your heart. Simply believe.
Here is an example prayer you can pray. I lead our congregation through this prayer or something similar every single Sunday in our church. Notice, how it covers the main elements of Roman 10:9 and how simple it is.
Dear Jesus, I believe that You are God, and that God raised You from the dead. I ask You now to become my God, my Savior, my Lord, and my friend. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins, for making my past past, and for giving me a fresh new start with You today. I give my heart completely to You. I am Yours. Amen.
Question: If you prayed this prayer for the first time, would you please send me a quick comment below in the "Leave a Reply" box and let me know you made this amazing decision?