Commonly referred to as the "sinners prayer," the Christian prayer for salvation is found in Romans 10:9-10. Christians pray for salvation by confessing their sins in acknowledgment of God's saving plan through His son Jesus Christ. John 3:16 describes God's love for the world and how He gave His Son Jesus Christ to save humanity.
The Christian prayer for salvation begins by acknowledging that Jesus Christ is Lord. To be saved or born again, a new believer making this prayer agrees with Romans 4:25 that Jesus came to Earth sent by God as a man to live a life without sin and that he died on the cross and resurrected.
The Christian prayer for salvation is a profession of faith in believing that God's word written in the Bible is true. As a first step toward salvation, a believer seeks redemption from sin and eternal hell according to Hebrews 11:6. The prayer of salvation and confession of sins follows Romans 3:23, which states that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The lost glory is only found in Jesus Christ as described in 2 Corinthians 4:6.
The Christian prayer for Salvation is about professing that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Lord as written in Romans 10:9. When one accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, he receives the Holy Spirit, which Jesus promised would be sent by God the Father in His name as a helper, comforter and friend according to John 14:26 and Acts 2:38.
Following the Christian prayer for salvation, a new believer begins what the Apostle Paul describes as steps of faith in Romans 4:12.