For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Emphasize that there are no magical words to pray—it’s more about the condition of your heart. Some important components can be remembered with ABC:
Admit that you’re a sinner in need of a Savior
Believe that Jesus died for you and rose again
Commit to live the rest of your life for Him
Here’s one example:
“Heavenly Father, forgive me of all my sins. Make me brand new. I believe Jesus died for me and rose again so I could live for you. Fill me with your Spirit so I could know you, serve you, and follow you the rest of my life. My life is not my own—today I give it to you. Thank you for new life! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”