Lord Jesus, I need you. I confess that I am a sinner deserving judgment and punishment. I need a savior, and I believe you are the only Savior. I believe you are the Son of God, that you died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sin, that you rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and rule the universe from your place at the right hand of the Father. I confess that I have insisted on having my own way, functioning as my own god, not trusting in you. I repent of this horrible sin. Please forgive me for this sin, and all my other sins. I receive you as my Savior. I trust you for my eternal life.
Now, I trust you and receive you as Lord of my life. I believe I can trust you to guide me in the best possible path for my life. I believe you love me and will take care of me in the best way for me. I surrender to you, and to your will. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, and empower me to live in obedience to your will. Control and empower me by your Holy Spirit, as I seek to serve you in ways that bless other people and glorify you. Release your gifts in my life, that I may serve you in power. Develop your fruit in my life, that I may be as much like you as possible. I promise to obey you, and to follow you all the days of my life. Now, I thank you for saving me forever. Amen.
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