Prayer of Repentance

Heavenly Father:
I thank You that You have provided a way for me to have a relationship with You; I realize that I am a sinner(1); I thank You that You are my perfect LORD; I ask You, Jesus, To be my Savior and LORD; I repent(2) and receive(3) Your perfection in exchange for my sins. Amen!

    (1) Sin separates us from God. Sin is not just murder, rape or robbery Sin is failing to do the things we should and doing those things, which we should not. Sin is anything short of being perfect. Our sin is the barrier between us and a personal relationship with Jesus. The Bible says in Isaiah 59:2 "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you"

The Bible says that "...all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). There are no exceptions and the problem is further compounded when we begin to understand who Jesus is, He is God the Son.

    (2) Repentance is an old English Word that describes a willingness to turn from our sin and direct our lives towards Jesus Christ. It literally means a complete U-turn on the road of life. A change of heart and a change of mind. It means that you are willing to follow Jesus and to receive Him as your Savior and Lord. Jesus Himself said, "...repent and believe (receive) in the Gospel" (Mark 1:15).

    (3) To demonstrate true belief means to receive. To truly receive is to trust in and depend on Jesus Christ alone to be the Lord of our lives here and now and our Savior for all eternity. The requirements to get into heaven are not based on what you can do but on what Jesus Christ has done. He wants to take your sin and give you His perfect life.

Jesus Christ says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him." (Revelation 3:20). Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart right now and the question He is asking you is, are you ready NOW to accept Jesus as your LORD and Savior?

Based on God's promise, if you truly, in your heart, prayed and accept Jesus, then you now have eternal life you have crossed over from death to life! With new life must come growth. Each day we have the opportunity to grow in our relationship with Jesus. Each day this relationship can become more precious and meaningful.
Growth comes from 1) Prayer, 2) Bible reading daily, 3) Church, ask a "strong" Christian for suggestions on Bible teaching Church in your area, then try it out. 4) Be a Disciple of Jesus, a follower of Jesus.

Note: See the article titled "Repentance and Faith".