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How do I accept Jesus as my Savior?

By Dr. Charles Stanley


Do you want to know God?

Do you yearn to experience the Lord’s comforting presence, power, and wisdom? That’s good, because God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you forever.

The problem is . . .

. . . one thing separates you from a relationship with God—sin. You and I sin whenever we fail to live by the Lord’s holy standard. In fact, Romans 3:23: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Furthermore, Romans 6:23 explains that the penalty for sin is death—separation from God in hell forever. No matter how hard we try, we cannot save ourselves or get rid of our sins. We can’t earn our way to heaven by being good, going to church, or being baptized (Eph. 2:8-9).

Understanding how helpless we are because of our sins, God sent His only Son, Jesus, to save us.

Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sinless life, and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins (Rom. 5:8). Three days later, He rose from the dead—showing that He had triumphed over sin and death once and for all.

So how can you know God?

It all starts with accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ provides a relationship with the Father and eternal life through His death on the cross and resurrection (Rom. 5:10).

Romans 10:9 promises, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” If you have not yet begun your personal relationship with God, understand that the One who created you loves you no matter who you are or what you’ve done. He wants you to experience the profound depth of His care.

Therefore, tell God that you are willing to trust Him for salvation. You can tell Him in your own words or use this simple prayer:

Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. Please give me the strength, wisdom, and determination to walk in the center of Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.

If you have just prayed this prayer, congratulations!

You have received Christ as your Savior and have made the best decision you will ever make—one that will change your life forever! Please let us know by emailing us at so we can rejoice with you.We know you will have questions about your new relationship with Jesus, and we want to help. Begin your new journey with God by clicking here to learn more about your new relationship with Him.


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  • December 26, 2013 08:03 PM


    I love you lord. Thank you so much for dying on the cross for my sins. I Amit that I am a sinner and I ask for your forgiveness. Please come into my life and take control of me. Lead me and guide with through the leading of your Holy Spirit and keep me from committing sin again.. Please lord be my personal savior. I love you so much!!! God bless you all!!;)
  • December 12, 2013 10:06 PM


    Thankyou for this i will never forget this day! I've asked jesus to forgive my sins! Amen
  • October 14, 2013 01:42 AM


    I have received The Lord Jesus as my savior. The you intouch for all of your work. Lord Jesus help me daily to live a life that is pleasing to you.
  • May 15, 2013 02:49 AM


    My friends really LOVE us so much our LORD JESUS CHRIST so gave His life for and He died on the cross for our sin, He is our genuine friends, King of all king, Lord of all lords, God of all gods He is our Awesome GOD..without GOD we can do nothing..Thank you my Lord Jesus Christ my personal savior, my Redeemer, My hope, ILOVEYOU MY JESUS..
  • May 02, 2013 09:58 AM


    I have just excepted Jesus as my lord & savior!
  • April 17, 2013 11:46 AM


    It has been many year since I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and Lord, from the bottom of my heart I love him and worship him each and every day, Amen!
  • March 14, 2013 06:47 PM


    I'd like to thank everyone involved in Dr. Stanley's ministry. I just accepted Jesus as my savior.

    God bless.
  • February 23, 2013 12:16 PM


    Jesus Christ is my lord and savior and I love him forever
  • January 31, 2013 07:40 AM


    I love you llord Jesus. Please forgive all my sin.

  • January 28, 2013 02:51 PM


    I just accepted Jesus Christ, as my Lord. Amen
  • January 02, 2013 07:24 AM


    I want to learn more about Jesus my savior and LORD.
  • December 27, 2012 09:25 AM


    12 years of Catholic schools. And only now has it been simplified. I get it! Thank you.
  • December 03, 2012 01:59 AM


    I'm in 8th grade and am growing up In a non religious home. I felt that there was a hole in my life before I accepted Jesus into my life. Now my life seems complete. I feel that through the power of Christ I can do anything I if I give it my best shot. My friends are Strong believers that god isn't present and watching over us. I worry for them and them not getting salvation. How can I tell my parents that I accepted Jesus into my life? Thank you, sir you changed my life and I can't thank you enough.
    From Mike
  • November 27, 2012 11:10 PM


    Jesus is the savior!!!! He s the good news!
  • October 31, 2012 05:46 PM


    jesus come into my life my heart and sole and walk with me and help me to know you more and more every day and pass the word of jesus to others
  • August 01, 2012 09:35 PM


    Lord I accept your guiding spirit and ask for you continued forgiveness. I want to walk in your light.
    Thank you for your energetic love for me.

  • May 15, 2012 11:59 PM


    I love you Jesus!!!!
  • March 31, 2012 05:09 PM


  • March 10, 2012 09:47 PM


    principle notes. You are truly a man of God. Thank you for all you do from the bottom of my heart.

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