There is no single prayer you must pray to become a "Born Again", it is not magic formula
but a heartfelt prayer of belief and trust as you surrender your will to the One who created you
and loves you and wants to restore you to Himself.
The following words are an example of what you can pray.
If you will pray them with the sincere commitment of your heart and life,
you can personally receive Jesus as your Savior and be "Born Again" to a new life!
I know my life is a mess and no matter what I do I cannot seem to straighten it out on my own.
I come to You with a repentant heart and admit to You that I am a sinner, and that I need a Savior.
Please save me now, for I know I cannot save myself.
I believe You suffered and died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins,
and that You rose from the dead, forever conquering sin and death,
and are now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven.
I believe You are the Way, the Truth and the Life
and that no one can come to the Father, except through You.
Therefore, I invite You to come into my life right now
and cleanse me from my sins so I can be "Born Again" to a new life spiritually
and be restored to a close, personal relationship with God, the Father.
Thank You, Jesus, for hearing me, for saving me, for cleansing me and for giving me a new life.
Thank You, God, for forgiving me of my sins because of what Jesus did for me.
I accept the Your forgiveness and free gift of Salvation
and I rejoice now, with all the angels in heaven,
that my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life
and that I can have a close, personal relationship with You at any time night or day
because You have placed Your Holy Spirit, who is my Helper,
within me to lead and guide me to Your truth and will for me daily.
Now there are some more things you should do:
- 1. If you prayed the prayer above or one like it---
Then, by faith, you must trust and believe completely
that Jesus has made you right with God.
- 2. Daily confess any sins or mistakes that come to mind
or that you might still make to God.
Ask Him to forgive you because of what His Son Jesus did for you.
- 3. Firmly believe that God hears your prayers and forgives you.
Believe you now have a close, personal relationship with Him.
- 4. Choose to live by His word and will.
Do this by speaking with Him daily in prayer and reading His word the Bible.
- 5. Get connected to a Bible believing Church where you can grow in your faith
and receive water baptism as an outward sign of your faith in Christ.
- 6. Tell others about your decision and share the Good News with them
so they too can be saved by being "Born Again."
Now watch Him give your life a whole new meaning!
Those who become Christians become new persons.
They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone.
A new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17