Reading Time: 13 minutes By: Brad Moore
Exploring The Sinner's Prayer and Genuine Faith

The “sinner’s prayer” emerges quietly in one’s heart when a person fully realizes their sinful nature and need for a Savior. Simply saying this prayer does not automatically fix our brokenness with God. Rather, the essence of the prayer is a heartfelt confession of sin and an earnest desire for God’s redemptive grace and salvation through faith in Christ.

In recent decades, the sinner’s prayer has received both strong support and criticism. Supporters believe it gives people a clear way to express the faith they are placing in Christ.