I'd bet that choosing that last link was one of the hardest decisions of your life... nothing on this page is any more difficult. Consider what Jesus taught,

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" (Matthew 7:7-11 NKJV)

Paul wrote:

"...the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
"...if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved… Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9,13)

You probably know that asking and calling upon God is called prayer. So all you have to do to receive God's gift is to ask Him, or call upon Him in prayer. The act of prayer is evidence of believing with the heart.

There isn't a set format for praying to receive God's gift of eternal life, just talk to God. Tell Him what's on your heart. But, if it's helpful, you can use the following as a guide:

  • Father God, I know that I am a sinner. I have not lived a perfect life. I've made mistakes. I've broken your commandments. I know that the penalty for my sin is death. I accept Your judgment that I deserve to be separated from your presence forevermore.
  • I am sorry for my sin. The best I know how... I am turning away from my sin, and turning to You!
  • I now believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross in my place, paying my penalty. I believe that Jesus rose again from the grave, on the third day, to remove all blame for all my sin.
  • I ask you Father, as Your child, to forgive my sin and give to me Your gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, Your only begotten Son.
  • I trust You and thank You for hearing my prayer, forgiving my sin, and giving me your gift of eternal life.
  • Please help me to live for You, to keep your commandments, and to love your children... my brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • I hereby place my life in Your hands. Jesus is Lord of Lords, and King of Kings... and my Savior!
  • Amen! (Which means "So be it!", or "Let it be!")
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:9-11 NKJV)

If you have just now prayed to receive God's gift of eternal life in His Son Jesus Christ, please click the following link: