“You don’t know how thrilled I am to hear that!” he exclaims. “I don’t know if you realize this, but this is the most important decision you will ever make!”
“Yes,” you reply, “I’m starting to see that now!”
“Well, if you now believe in your heart that the Good News - what I’ve told you from the Bible – is true and have accepted it for yourself, Jesus has saved you through your faith, but it’s good for us to tell this to God: That we admit we are sinners and need him to save us, and that we accept his salvation. By pray-ing, we can talk to God just like talking to a friend. We usually fold our hands and close our eyes when we talk to God, just to avoid distractions, but it’s not necessary. Are you willing to say a prayer like this with me?”
“Yes, I am.”
“Okay, I’ll say a short prayer and you can say each part after me: Dear Lord, I admit I’m a sinner. I realize that I need your free gift of salvation, and that I can’t earn it. Thank you for sending your Son to die on the cross for my sins. Please forgive me of all my sins, right now. I also ask that you would help me to live for you from now on. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
You repeat each part of the prayer after the young man as he says it.
You suddenly feel overjoyed that God has taken your sin and guilt away forever!
the family!” the young man tells you. “Do you realize
are now a child of God?”
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