new decision for christ

Jesus gave His life by dying on the cross for our sins. God, the Father, raised Him from the dead and Jesus is now our living Lord and Savior. That is, He is our Savior if we believe in Him and follow Him in faith (Philippians 2:12). Following in faith means to trust and obey God.

The following verses explain how a person is saved from their sins and can have a relationship with God. It is a matter of stating your belief in Jesus as Lord and meaning it in your heart. Your heart includes mind, soul, and spirit.

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. Romans 10:9–10

If you have already prayed sincerely for Jesus to come into your life, you do not need to pray a particular prayer of commitment again. You are His child and you belong to Him! However, you do need to continually confess your sins and remind yourself that Jesus is Lord of your life. We all need to review our thoughts and actions and see if they line up with God’s Word, the Bible.

Sometimes a person is not sincere in their prayer or commitment to God. Perhaps you were in a group responding to the gospel message and just went along with the crowd. Or maybe you prayed as a child but really did not understand or know what you were doing. There could be other reasons.

If you are not sure or have never prayed to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you may pray now.

Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God who died for my sins. I have not obeyed God and I am truly sorry. Right now, I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. I want God’s plan for my life. I will follow You and obey You in all that I do. Thank You, Heavenly Father, for saving me and loving me. I love You. Amen.

If you trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior after praying above, please let us know so we can rejoice with you. 

Make sure you seek out and share with other Christians about your decision. They will also rejoice with you! No matter what age or how many years you have been attending church, this is exciting news that causes much rejoicing in heaven.

“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10.

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