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Luke Chapter 15 : 11-20 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • 11 He said, "A certain man had two sons.
  • 12 The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.' He divided his livelihood between them.
  • 13 Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.
  • 14 When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.
  • 15 He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.
  • 16 He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any.
  • 17 But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!
  • 18 I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight.
  • 19 I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants."'
  • 20 "He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • The Prodigal Son
  • 11 Then Jesus continued, “A man had two sons;
  • 12 and the younger of them said to his father ‘Father, give me my share of the inheritance.’ So the father divided the property between them.
  • 13 A few days later the younger son got together all that he had, and went away into a distant land; and there he squandered his inheritance by leading a dissolute life.
  • 14 After he has spent all that he had, there was a severe famine through all that country, and he began to be in actual want.
  • 15 So he went and engaged himself to one of the people of that country, who sent him into his fields to tend pigs.
  • 16 He even longed to satisfy his hunger with the bean-pods on which the pigs were feeding; and no one gave him anything.
  • 17 But, when he came to himself, he said ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more bread than they can eat, while here am I starving to death!
  • 18 I will get up and go to my father, and say to him “Father, I sinned against heaven and against you;
  • 19 I am no longer fit to be called your son; make me one of your hired servants.”’
  • 20 And he got up and went to his father. But, while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was deeply moved; he ran and threw his arms around his neck and kissed him.

The book of Luke has 24 chapters.
Luke chapter 15 has 32 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obiendience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.