Christ’s conversation with Nicodemus gives us a serious look into the concept of Christian conversion. Two key thoughts are, “We must be born again” and “For God so loved the world.”
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Dear Father in Heaven,
We thank you for sending Jesus Christ, your Son, so that we might believe in him and receive eternal life. We do not want to be among those who would hear this message from Jesus and yet reject him all the same.
We grasp the fact that our eternity depends upon our response to Jesus Christ. We receive him and believe in him so that we might be born again – born from above – and be able enter your kingdom.
We receive this free gift of eternal life, which we cannot earn or strive to achieve. It can only come from you. This is in fact why you sent your Son, so that we might believe in him. Cleanse and renew us now by your Holy Spirit’s power.
Let Christ now increase as we each decrease. Let us be who you make us, nothing more, or less or other than who we now are, in Christ.
We thank you for sending Jesus Christ your Son, the eternal and living Word of God, to reveal you to us. We also gladly trust in him as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. As those who believe, we thank you for giving us the right to become children of God.
We thank you for the new birth that comes to us by faith in Christ. We thank you for this new eternal life. We also see our need to be true disciples of Jesus and to be disciple-makers ourselves. Help us to be part of the movement to multiply committed followers of Christ, the Messiah.
We receive the life that you offer and we pray that you would allow us to see many others come to faith in you.
And we pray all of this through Jesus Christ our Lord,