“God, I know that I have sinned and deserve your righteous judgment. I believe that your Son, Jesus volunteered to pay the death penalty for the sins of men, women and children who would trust in Him. He died and was buried in a tomb. But according to the prophecies of scripture, He was raised from the dead, glorified and lives now in Heaven. His blood made redemption for sin. I ask to be saved through this, your only way of salvation. Saved from continuing in wrongful thoughts and behaviour. Saved from the ultimate judgment which you will impose on those who reject this gift. Thank you for eternal life. Thank you for blessing my inner being with the Holy Ghost and His wisdom, comfort and guidance. Thank you for establishing your Son as my priest and shepherd. Take control of my life, God. Use me in your glorious plans, and ultimately bring me into your presence. This I ask in Jesus’ name.”
Now, these words have no magic. Without the right preparation of heart one prays in vain. One must first be drawn by the convicting influence of the Spirit. Given eyes to see the worth of Jesus’ blood at Calvary. Made ready to repent. One enters in, prays, confesses and gives thanks. The transaction is accomplished. The Good Shepherd, Jesus, rejoices to see another lamb safely brought into the fold.
And Jesus said, “It is finished.”