We must individually accept His forgiveness and establish a covenant relationship with Him through faith in what God has done through Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:9-10;13; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12)
Our Prayer To God
The following words can be presented to God as a sincere expression of one's desire to establish a spiritual relationship with Him.
Dear God, I believe that your son, Jesus, died on the cross and was raised from death. Because I am a sinner, I need your forgiveness. Please forgive me for all of my sin and come into my life. Right now, I turn away from my sinful life and acknowledge Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me the gift of eternal life. Thank you for the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit in my life. Amen.
God is a spiritual being who is both holy and loving. He loves everyone, and desires a personal, spiritual relationship with each individual. (John 3:16)
We are born into this world without a personal relationship with God because we are sinners. Our sin carries the penalty of spiritual separation from God, both in this life and throughout eternity, unless we are rescued. (Romans 3:23; 6:23)
Because God loves us, he provides a way to forgive our sin and bring us into a personal relationship with Him. Jesus died for us and was later resurrected from the dead. (Romans 4:25; 5:8)