Dear God, I have sinned against You and against my fellow man in thought and word and deed. I have no right to approach You in and of myself, but I have been told that Jesus Christ is Your only begotten and eternal Son and that He humbled Himself becoming a real man, a perfect sinless man who never sinned and fulfilled every Law that God the Father requires of all humanity. I have been told that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the price for my sins – all my sins – all my past, present and future sins – all my overt and hidden sins – all my sins, every single one - and that He willingly gave up His life on the cross so that anyone (including me), who would believe on His name, would not perish as sinners deserve, but be given the free gift of eternal life.
Lord, I was told that Jesus did this for me and that all I have to do to receive Your forgiveness is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and I will be saved, eternally saved, and given a new life in Christ. Lord, a lot of this is hard for me to understand but I do believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins and that He rose again on the third day, has ascended into heaven and is sitting at the right hand of the Father, and that one day He will come back to take all who have trusted in Him into heaven to be with Him forever.
Lord, I do not deserve to be forgiven of my sins, but I ask that in Jesus' name Who even died for me, that for His sake, You would forgive me and redeem me and give me the new life that You have promised to those who believe in Him. Teach me how to live as You would have me live. Teach me Your will for You life.
Dear God, I don’t understand why Jesus would do this for me, but I believe with all my heart that He did and I thank You that You are faithful and just to make me one of Your children, as a free gift of grace, by faith in Him. Forever I will glorify and thank and praise You for what you have done in my life.