Jesus saith unto him,
"I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

John 14:6 KJV

We must first BELIEVE in God and all that Jesus represents to have reason to repent,
we must truly REPENT within our hearts in order to confess our sins,
and we must earnestly CONFESS our sinful condition before we can
CALL ON THE NAME of Christ to forgive us.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9-10, 13 KJV

What Is
A Prayer of Repentance?

When people are meeting God for the first time, they often don't know what to say to Him. This is why many Christian churches, groups, and organizations like to develop a sample prayer for interested people to use. I think this is a mistake. It makes salvation a group process rather than a personal communion with a holy God.

If you are ready to meet God then you are aware He already knows everything you have done. He is God. More than anything else, He wants to know what you hold in your heart. If you pray in your own words, your heart will flow and both of you will discover what lies within.

We are not saved by a social prayer uttered to appease an audience we fear. We are saved when God's Truth reaches our heart and we meet Him on HIS terms. In grasping Christ's great sacrifice for us, nothing but the deepest emotions can come from a truly repentant heart. Don't waste your time pretending to kneel at the foot of the Cross. It won't do you any good. God searches the utmost depths of our heart and we are saved only when His Truth takes up residence there.

Deborah Martin, President
Working Together Inc
Online: November 2004

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