In Mark Chapter 5, a religious leader named Jairus had a daughter who was at the point of death. When he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet and pleaded with Him to heal his daughter. Jesus agreed and as they went, new circumstances began to unfold. Another woman was in desperate need of healing and delayed Jesus on His journey. Word came to Jairus that his daughter had died and the situation seemed hopeless. It would be difficult to imagine the pain he must have felt, yet the Lord encouraged Jairus with five simple words; “Be not afraid, only believe!”
Whatever you may be facing today, the Lord Jesus can help you overcome every fear, and perform a life-changing miracle! We encourage you to reach out to the Lord in prayer. He is available and kind-hearted towards those of a broken and contrite spirit (Pslams 51:17). We also encourage you to connect to one of the resources listed below to find a friend on your journey.
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
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God never meant for us to live without Him. He went through great efforts to make it possible for us to know Him, not only in this life, but for all eternity.
Every one of us needs salvation. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23
The Bible in Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
If you have never accepted Christ and become born again, or if you once prayed a prayer of salvation but are no longer living close to Him, you can pray to repent of your sins and dedicate, or rededicate, your life to Him. Sincerely and from your heart, pray this prayer:
Prayer of Salvation
“Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me so much that you sent your Son Jesus to die on a cross to redeem me from my sins. I accept His gift of salvation, and I ask you to forgive me of my sins and give me eternal life. Cleanse me of all my unrighteousness. Remove bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, strife, pride, greed, rejection, and rebellion from my life. I forgive those who have harmed me and wronged me. Cleanse me of everything I have been involved in that is ungodly in your sight. Break the strongholds in my life. Break the power that I have given the enemy over my soul.
“Help me to live righteously according to your Word. I accept the victory and freedom that I now have in Christ Jesus. Help me to know your will for my life. Thank you for saving me and giving me your free gift of eternal life. I pray this in Jesus’s name. Amen.”
Once you pray a prayer of salvation, it is important to be baptized in water as soon as possible. Mark 16:16 says, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved.” Do not neglect this important step of water baptism. We also encourage you to pray to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. After you have prayed the prayer of salvation, you can ask the Lord to give you the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Here is a prayer you can pray:
“Heavenly Father, I believe your Holy Spirit is real. I believe this gift is for me. Lord, I want to be filled with your Holy Spirit, and I am asking you for this gift. Give me the experience like the Christians had in the book of Acts. Fill me and use me with your gifts. I will humble myself and use this blessing only for your glory. In Jesus’s name, Amen.”
If you prayed any of these prayers, please let us know, through our contact page Here. Our prayer is that our Heavenly Father will bless you abundantly as you serve and walk with Him.
We also urge you to begin the following steps in your life as you begin your walk with Him.
1. Read Your Bible – As a believer, we've been instructed to spend time learning about Jesus and His teachings. These teachings are the foundation of how we are to live our lives. “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” – Philippians 4:9
2. Attend A Bible Based Church – The Bible tells us to connect with other believers. Find positive people and stay connected. This will encourage you and make the journey much easier. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25
3. Never Give Up! – Life with Christ is a journey that will guide you through whatever difficulties you may face, and lead you into hope and joy. Learn to surrender your will to God. Learn to trust Him, and know that His ways are far better than ours, even if it doesn't look like it. Trust is very important, and when you're waiting for answers, remember that He loves you very much, and He promised to never leave you. If you should stumble or fall, get back up and keep going. Most importantly, never give up!
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Adult and Teen Challenge
Through our Bible-based curriculum, students learn how to apply God’s Word to their lives. They also learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives, invite God to help them overcome their life-controlling problems, and become more like Christ.
Billy Graham Prayer Line
Would you like someone to pray with you in this time of uncertainty and fear?
Call toll-free, anytime day or night, at 888-388-2683
The Covenant House - Homeless Youth
Covenant House builds a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support. Our doors are open 24/7 in 33 cities across six countries and our high-quality programs are designed to empower young people to rise and overcome adversity, today and in the future.
Dream City Foundation
The nation’s largest human trafficking rescue & rehabilitation operation at the Phoenix Dream Center and StreetLightUSA
The Dream City Foundation exists to help people reach their dreams through outreach, the arts, and education.
Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. 1-855-HELP (4357)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
4 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.
Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
1 800 799 SAFE (7233)
National Runaway Safeline
Feeling alone and unheard can potentially place you in a dangerous situation. You may feel isolated from supports, and this isolation can lead to depression, anger, frustration and suicidal ideation.
1 800 RUNAWAY (786 2929)
If you’re pregnant, and it’s unexpected, you might feel completely overwhelmed.
You have some big decisions ahead of you, and if you feel like you have to make those decisions alone, please know we are here for you.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
1 800 273 8255