The Invitation

If you want to accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you can cry out to Him to save you from hell but know that following Jesus is costly. It may cost you your life because we live in a world hostile to the cross of Christ to forgive sinners of sin. Matthew 7: 21-29 can prepare your heart and mind for following Him:

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

THE INVITATION

Dear Father, God,

I confess that up to this point I have lived my life for myself. I am sorry that I have sinned against you in thought, word and deed. Please forgive me. Help me to turn from my sins in repentance. I know you love me and want to save me. I believe you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross, bearing my sins and your wrath, and then raised Him from the dead. Lord Jesus I open my heart to you and accept you as my Savior and Lord. Cleanse me and take control of my life in order to serve you. I don’t look for a sign or feeling. I stand on your word and promises. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. It’s under your authority and in your name I pray Jesus. Amen.