A LOT! God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. The Bible says that:
God knows everything that is happening in your life and He wants you to have an abundant life. Jesus said,
Sin is everything we do, think and say that doesn't line up with God's standard of holiness. Not a single person is good enough on our own. The Bible says:
The effect of sin on us is spiritual death, which means separation from God.
God's love for you is so deep that He made a way for you to be without sin and have a relationship with Him.
The answer is really quite simple. We are told that God offers salvation as a free gift. All you have to do is believe and accept His gift.
When someone first believes in Jesus as the One who saves them from sin and makes them right with God, the natural response is to thank God for His salvation in prayer. Prayer is just talking to God. Here is a sample prayer that you could model your prayer after:
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I trust Jesus alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him.
Thank you for your promise to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you for your promise that I now have eternal life with you. Thank you for the assurance that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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