As I read through Day 7 in the Purpose Driven Life this morning, I was once again amazed at the simple prayer written for those who desire to follow Jesus. "Jesus I believe in you and I receive you." Not a load of words or a prewritten prayer, just nine words for a life to be completely changed forever and eternity with Christ sealed.
I grew up on a booklet entitled, "The Four Spiritual Laws". It was the way I was taught to witness to people about the Lord Jesus. The booklet was an aid in leading a person to Christ ending with a prayer of repentance. But I felt that in order for a person's prayer to be accepted the words of that prayer were needed. I have learned so much since then.
Jesus doesn't require a set prayer or a particular wording. He desires a change of heart. God knows us down to the number of hairs on our head. Of course He knows if we are truly being changed due to a change of our heart when it comes to believing in His Son, Jesus Christ. Remember the thief on the cross next to Jesus? He made a "death bed" conversion and Jesus told him that very day he would join him in paradise.
It's a simple meaningful prayer from a heart that has been touched by the Spirit of God. Trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is all it takes; for some it is easy, for others outrageous. I beg you to call out to your Creator God if you're riding the fence. One day your choices will render your eternal destiny and this simple prayer will no longer be available.