We all seek inner peace. We all want to be able to go to bed at night and sleep deeply and calmly. Look at the world. The world wants to achieve this inner peace with all possible methods. With yoga, meditation, breathing exercises and more, the world wants to achieve what only God can give us.
True inner peace only comes from God. And that peace only comes when we have peace with God.
The world wants us to believe that God is a bad-tempered old man full of anger. But that’s not true. God is so loving that He sacrificed His own son for you and for me so that we can be saved. So that for all eternity (the Bible calls it “for ever and ever” in Daniel 7:18; NIV), we may be reconciled to God and live in His presence forever.
Why did Jesus have to die?
The Bible tells us: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23; NIV)
As sinners we are separated from God. Before we accepted Jesus, we were (or are, if someone hasn’t accepted Jesus yet) sinners. Since God cannot have sin in His presence, sinners cannot spend eternity with God.
But God wants to spend eternity with us, so He made a way. Jesus took the penalty for all of our sins for us. He suffered terribly on the cross. He was our sacrificial lamb.
Jesus died on the cross for us and rose again three days later, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” (Romans 4:25; NIV)
The only thing we “have to” do is accept this gift.
God doesn’t push anyone into hell. God offers everyone (!) the outstretched, saving hand of Jesus. Unfortunately, some people don’t want it. But all who want to, can accept the saving hand of Jesus.
How to pray to be saved
The Bible tells us exactly what we need to do to be saved:
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”(Romans 10:9; NIV)
Prayer for Salvation
You don’t have to go to church to pray this prayer.
You don’t have to kneel to pray this prayer.
You don’t have to stop smoking, drinking, masturbating to pray this prayer.
You can pray this prayer right now, wherever you are, and suddenly everything will be different.
Say (!) this: Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God. I believe that You died for me on the cross to take away all my sins.
And I believe that You rose from the dead, so that if I accept You as my Savior, I too will live with You forever.
I’m sorry, Jesus, for all the mistakes I made. Thank You for taking the punishment that I deserved for my sins, so that I may be clean and pure before God as freshly fallen snow.
Come into my life, Jesus, and lead me on the path that God has planned for me. I thank You, Jesus. (or in your own words)
And now everything different. You may not feel any different, but You are a Jesus-Lamb now for all eternity. Reconciled with the almighty Almighty. You can call him Dad because he is Your loving Heavenly Father.
There is nothing more you can and need to do or give for your salvation. Now you can grow your personal relationship with God every day. Through this personal relationship, strength, wisdom and even good deeds will come into your life. Focus on God and thank Him for this beautiful gift of salvation. And welcome to the family of God!