A simple prayer of commitment

And here's a simple prayer of commitment that could be used to turn to the Lord for the first time, make sure you tell someone if this is something you have prayed for the first time. 

Heavenly Father, I recognize that I’ve not loved you or my neighbour as I should.

I am sorry.

Thank-you that you are gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Thank-you that the Lord Jesus took the punishment I deserve.

Please forgive me and help me now to live for you.

Amen.