The Salvation Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I come to You in humility and repentance, confessing that I have sinned against You and fallen short of Your glory. I understand that my sin separates me from You and that without Your forgiveness, I cannot have eternal life with You.

But I believe, Lord God, in Your love and mercy towards me, and in the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who took upon Himself the punishment for my sins by dying on the cross. And I believe that He rose again on the third day, conquering sin and death, and offering me the gift of salvation.

So today, Lord God, I confess Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins, past, present, and future, and to come into my heart, making me a new creation in Him. I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, to guide me in Your ways, and to empower me to live a life that is pleasing to You, and that brings glory to Your name.

I thank You, Lord God, for Your grace, for Your love, and for the gift of eternal life. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Romans 3:23 ESV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

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Romans 6:23 ESV

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Romans 10:9-10 ESV

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

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1 John 1:9 ESV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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John 14:26 ESV

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

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Colossians 3:1-2 ESV

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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