Here is a simple prayer that involves three parts: sorry; thank you; and please. (Sometimes called The Believer’s Prayer, or The Sinner’s Prayer)
“Lord Jesus Christ, I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life (take a few moments to ask his forgiveness for anything particular that is on your conscience). Please forgive me. I now turn from everything that I know is wrong.
Thank you that you died on the cross for me, so that I could be forgiven and set free. Thank you that you offer me forgiveness and the gift of your Spirit.
I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by your Holy Spirit to be with me forever. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen.”
Nicky Gumbel, “Why Jesus?” (Alpha North America, 2008) p. 21.
If you have prayed this prayer for the first time, or if you are returning to the Lord after being absent for a time, it is best if you make contact with a church near you and meet the rector or pastor.