Whether you are Catholic or Protestant, if you have never made a serious commitment to Jesus then we want to invite you to do that. It is very simple to do but it requires absolute abandonment. It is not important the exact words you say, it is more important that you have the right attitude. The attitude is one of complete surrender.
What I (Hugh) said was:
"Jesus, could you please come into my life? Take my heart, take my health, take my circumstances, take everything about me. I am yours."
A good prayer to use when making a commitment to Jesus is the sinner's prayer:
"Lord have mercy on me, a sinner" (Lk 18:13)
We would like to invite you right now to surrender to the one who created you. We invite you to give him everything. He will not let you down. Honest. My life is a million times better than it was before I knew him.
"To be a Christian, one must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (cf. Acts 8:37, 1 Jn 2:23)."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 454
Please let me pray for you:
"Oh Lord thank you for bringing this child of yours to the point where they are now. Please give them the gift of complete abandonment now. Fill them up with your Holy Spirit, let them breathe the air of your presence."
If you have just surrendered to Jesus, then you have experienced what Catholics call a "Second Conversion" (Catechism 1428). This is what should of happened at confirmation, but often happens later in life. Evangelicals call this experience being "Born Again" which is a also good word for it. My prayers are with you.
If you have made that commitment to Jesus, you may be asking "what should I do next?"
If you are not a Catholic we suggest that you ask Jesus what he would have you do next. We trust He will guide you. Ask him where he wants you. Ask him to surround you with believers. Ask him to guide you to the church that He would have you attend. We believe the answers will come if you sincerely ask. We encourage you to read the Bible every day and ask Jesus to guide your every step. Jesus led me to the Catholic Church. Perhaps that will be where your road will lead also. If it does, I hope to meet you some day. I put that in God's hands. May God bless you and keep you until that time.
If you are a Catholic, we encourage you to return to Church, ask the Priest to make a confession, reconcile with the Church, and to return to the sacrament of the Eucharist where we experience the fullness of Jesus in the flesh. We encourage you to spend time in the Bible and to begin each day with prayer and meditation and ask him to be with you and guide you through each day.
Let's pray together:
Oh Father, please let us love one another, let us work together to build Your Kingdom, let us build a new hope that will forge relationships that cut across denominations and heal the pain of our division. Let us be one in You as You are One in us. Jesus, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, we praise Your Mighty Name and embrace one another in Your Love. Amen!
If you have just surrendered to Jesus, feel free to tell us about the experience.
Lord Jesus, let Your prayer of unity for Christians
become a reality, in Your way.
We have absolute confidence
that you can bring your people together,
we give you absolute permission to move.