Salvation is a word derived from Latin, which means salvation, and it is from ‘Salva’ which is ‘safe, or “to be saved’.
It is the state of being protected from harm or any unfavorable situation. It generally refers to the deliverance of the soul from sin and its consequences.
In theology, the academic study of salvation is called soteriology.
Salvation is made possible by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, which is known as the “atonement”.
In Christian soteriology, Salvation can be divided into Exclusive to universal reconciliation concepts.
The Prayer for salvation or sometimes referred to as the sinners’ prayer is a Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants the salvation of Jesus Christ.
It is a confession, proclamation, or an affirmation of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for His Lordship over our lives.
The Prayer of salvation has its roots from Romans 10:9-10, which gives the modalities involved in a prayer of salvation
Romans 10:9-10 ESV 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved.
.It is interesting to note that God expects us to confess the Lord Jesus Christ, not even our sins!
So the confessing God is talking is the affirmation not saying all the wrongs things we have done.
However, though it is not out of place to talk about our sins when we make the Prayers of salvation.
The Bible does not require the sinner to talk about all his sins before receiving salvation.
All that the sinner requires to obtain salvation is faith in the blood of Jesus Christ and that He believes he died for him to give the salvation
Then the sinner is required to proclaim he believe by saying according to what the word of God says about his salvation.
A sinner can pray likes this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness.
I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead.
I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life.
And I trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior from today in Jesus’ name.
However, if we analyze Romans 10:9-10, we see that there is room for saying that we are sinners and need forgiveness.
This is because as a sinner, your nature is sin. There you do not need forgiveness you need remission, you need a completely brand new life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[a] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
What you need to a replacement of your life of sin with a new life, not forgiveness for the sins you committed and remain with your old life.
The best sample of prayer for salvation will look like this;
O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living god.
I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He is alive today.
I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day.
Through Him, and in His name I have eternal life, I am born again.
Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul!. I am now a Child of God, Hallelujah.
All that is needed is your confessing you’re belief in Jesus Christ and your proclamation for Him to be the Lord of your life.
The question is, How do you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
You Accept Salvation Through prayer, invite Jesus into your heart to become your personal Lord and Savior.
“For with the heart (core being) man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” ( Romans 10:10)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” ( Romans 10:13)
Then you go ahead and say the second prayers above.
Tallachi Philemon writes for Classified Life
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