A sin is a situation where by a christian breaks one of the ten commandments of God. Being human we are prone to making mistakes and failing our Heavenly Father. It is in such occasions that we say a sinners prayer. Also referred to as a consecration prayer or salvation prayer, it is any prayer asking for forgiveness.
For new believers, it is important because we are born with the original sin, which we atone for during baptism. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came and died for our sins. This shows how important it is to settle our debts of faith with the Heavenly Father. The Lord Jesus did not just die for our sins he taught us how to communicate with God and ask for forgiveness. Some view the sinner’s prayer less a conventional prayer but rather a prayer for new converts to Christianity.
There are however those who do not accept the prayer, citing the absence of the sinner’s prayer in the bible. Since there is no mention of the particular prayer or anyone actually saying it. Still, it is very important to ask for forgiveness when we fail our Almighty Father. Some good examples of the salvation prayer include:
A Sinners Prayer
“Loving God, take pity on me, a sinner. I believe in You and that Your word is true. Father, I accept that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Mighty God and that he died on the cross so that I may now have forgiveness for my sins and eternal life. Lord, I acknowledge that without you in my heart my life is meaningless.
I believe in my heart that You, Caring Lord, raised Him from the dead. Please, Jesus, forgive me, for all the sins I have ever committed or done in my heart, please Lord Jesus forgive me and enter into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior on this day. Lord, I need you to be my Father and my friend.
Father, I give you my life and ask you to take full control from this moment on; I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.
Simple Sinners Prayer
“Loving God, I am aware that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am really sorry, and now I want to move away from my past sinful life against you. Lord, please forgive me, and help me stay away from sinning ever again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sake, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and can hear my prayers. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day onward. Father, please send your Holy Spirit to help me follow You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.”
Christian Sinners Prayer
“Almighty God, I accept that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. Lord, I confess my utter powerlessness to forgive my own sins or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I believe Christ alone as the One who took on my sin when He died on the cross. Father, I believe that He did all that so that it will ever be necessary for me to stand in your Holy presence.
Lord, I praise you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. God, as best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him. I am thankful that He has promised to accept me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you that I can courageously face death now that you are my Savior. Father, thank you for the promise that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
“Father, be merciful to me a sinner, and help me to know and believe in Jesus Christ; for I see, that if his righteousness had not been, or I have not faith in that righteousness, I am totally cast away. Lord, I have heard that You are a merciful God, and have ordained that Your Son Jesus Christ should be the Savior of the world; and moreover, that You are willing to bestow him upon such a lowly sinner as I am and I am a sinner indeed. Lord, take therefore this opportunity, and magnify Your grace in the salvation of my soul, through Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.”
Sinners Prayer for Kids
“Lord Jesus, I know that you made me and want me to obey you with all my heart. I know I have strayed and wanted to be my own boss. Lord, I have thought and done things against your will. I am sorry Father. Lord, I know that you gave up His life to save me from these sins and make me your child again. I accept your promises and ask you to please save me now and forever. Amen.”
Sinners Prayer – Billy Graham
“Blessed Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sake. I open the door of my heart and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my trespasses and for giving me eternal life. Take control of the wheel of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”