John 1:12 (NIV)
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
Child of God
When you receive (welcome Jesus into your life) and trust in Christ as the Redeemer and Saviour, then He makes available to you the right or priviledge or power or authority to become the child of God (son). Therefore, a child of God is the one who has committed (devoted) his/her life by faith to to Christ.
Thank you so much Lord, that you made me your child by your amazing grace. Amen.
Prayer to Receive and Believe in Jesus Christ Father, I now know that I am a sinner who is separated from you. I am truly sorry and would like to turn away from my sinful past to you. Please forgive me of my sins and keep me away from temptation and sin. I believe that your only Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead and is alive. I invite you Jesus to come into my life and become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.