Salvation simply means the act of saving. When used in a religious sense, to save means to rescue someone from the eternal consequences of sin. Everyone needs salvation because, as the Bible tells us, "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," and the wages of sin is death (Romans 3:23; 6:23).
To have Jesus Christ as your Savior you must acknowledge that you have sinned, that your sins have placed you under a sentence of death and that you need forgiveness through Christ’s sacrifice. You must then accept Jesus as your personal Savior, recognizing that He died for you.
If you're ready to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior repeat this prayer aloud to God:
"Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you.
I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life
Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again.
I believe that your son, Jesus
Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer.
I invite Jesus to 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."