How does someone say ‘Yes’ to God's love and forgiveness?

Christians believe there are many different ways people can pray to God and say ‘Yes’ to his love and forgiveness.

Here is a prayer that some people have found helpful.

prayer of salvation

‘Thank you Father God for your great love. Thank you that because you loved the world so much you sent Jesus to make a way for everybody everywhere to become close friends with you.

Thank you that on the cross Jesus took the punishment for all the wrong things people have ever done. Thank you too for the wonderful news that three days later you powerfully raised Jesus back to life.

Father God, I am sorry for the wrong things I have done. Right now I am saying ‘Yes’ to your love and forgiveness - please come and be number one in my life.

I thank you that you are now my close friend. Thank you that I can be sure you will never leave me on my own. Thank you that I can talk with you as close friends talk with one another.

Father God I thank you that when Jesus lived with people he showed us how to live your way. With the powerful help of your Holy Spirit please help me to learn and grow to live your way, the way you created me to live.