If you have never surrendered your live to Jesus, it is a really simple thing to do. You can use the following points to help you think through what you want to say to God. Prayer is communication with God. There is not a magic formula that needs to be said, so in your own words, communicate your heart to God  and your desire to surrender to Him.

  • Acknowledge that you are not God, and there is nothing you can do to make God love you more or love you less.

  • Thank God for Jesus and that His death and resurrection have made a way for you to be restored into a relationship with Him.

  • Ask God to forgive you for living life your way (name specific sins). • Give your life to God — surrender!

  • Invite the Holy Spirit to come into your life and help you to live in a way that shows you are following Jesus.

Here is a sample prayer:

Dear God, Thank you that you are God and I am not! Thank you that Jesus died and rose again that I can be forgiven and know you. Please forgive me for living life my way (name specific sins). I give my life to you. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit — I can’t do this by myself. Amen.

Once you’ve done this, tell someone! It’s important to grow, and others can help you do this and stand with you in prayer.

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