STARTING A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
What must we do to receive the gracious love and forgiveness of God? First of all, we must see ourselves as we are and realize our need. A big part of this is the realization that we have sinned, and that our sin is separating us from God, from our best selves, and from others. God is a loving God who hurts because we are separated from Him. Our sins are offenses against Him. Prayer is talking to God and God talking to us. Pray along these lines: Lord God, I am sorry for my sins. I receive your forgiveness and your entry into my life so that I can change and be more like you. Thank you In Jesus’ name amen.