Repenting doesn’t mean beating yourself up like a donkey and swimming in guilt for the rest of your life.
God doesn’t take pleasure in His children trapped in self pity.
Repentance is simply agreeing with God that you went astray.
It means that you realize that your actions or path were wrong.
Repentance means accepting that you were wrong and now agreeing to follow God’s way regarding that particular issue and any other issue in your life.
That’s what true repentance is all about.
It’s making a 180 turn-around and walking in God’s path.
You can do this without feeling guilty. If you feel that you need to feel sad to experience true repentance, you’re dead wrong.
With that said, see the repentance prayer below that you can pray to give your life to God.
Repeat these words out loud wherever you are and mean them from the bottom of your heart.
The Repentance Prayer
Dear Father in Heaven
I come before you in the name of your precious son, Jesus Christ.
I am ready to give my life to You.
I recognize and agree that I have been living my life without You.
I now know there is no hope for me without you and that the gift of eternal life is only through your son, Jesus Christ.
I accept that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.
I believe and accept that Jesus Christ died on the cross, shed His blood to wash away my sins, his body broken that I may be made whole and that I may have life eternal.
I now ask you, Lord Jesus Christ, to come into my heart, and be my personal Lord and Savior.
Wash away my sins and cover me with your blood.
I accept your forgiveness by faith and thank you that I am now cleansed from all sin.
I accept your sacrifice on the cross.
As my Lord, I choose to obey you.
As my God, I choose to worship and honor you.
I surrender the lordship of my life to you.
I now put my body, soul and spirit under your lordship.
As a sign of this seal, fill me with The Holy Spirit and teach me to obey you all the days of my life.
I thank you that by faith you have now saved me.
I am now a child of God!
In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray….
If you have prayed this prayer above, you are now a born again Christian!
God bless you!
We’re glad you have prayed this prayer above.
Giving your life to Christ is the most important and precious decision you can make in your life, and the repentance prayer is by far the most important prayer you can pray!
With this prayer, your eternity is guaranteed forever.
Now, that you are a born again Christian, there are certain steps you must take.
Read this post, “The next steps to take after giving your life to Christ.” on our blog for more insight.
Know this: You have invited The Holy Spirit into your heart.
His desire is that your body is now His temple, one that attracts the presence of God, so that God-The Father and God-The Son can now come and dwell in you.
The Holy Spirit is your eternal helper. He will begin to help you grow into fullness in Christ and enable you live a victorious Christian life.
Our plea is this…
Don’t resist Him. He means the best for you.
As you become aware of His presence, He will begin to talk with you, showering you with His love, grace, mercy and unending blessings.
It’s the most incredible feeling in the world.
God bless you, Child of God!
P.S: If you are saved, but have gone astray and are wondering how to come back to God, here is another repentance prayer you can pray for this and any other issue.