When persons become saved, or come forward to be saved, why do we: Have them pray for it? Is this Scriptural? Do you do this? Is there some other way you have this person show this transaction has taken place? Does praying a prayer finalize this salvation experience somehow? If the person doesn't pray a prayer at time of salvation, is it somehow nullified? Why then do we insist on a sinners prayer? Does it make us feel more secure about them, or is this some sacred cow we can live without, and present said persons some other way, other than through a sinners prayer? Perhaps we should work this out to a more biblical model? Share yours with us please if you do this different than this traditional method. Let's say a person comes to you to be saved? Why lead them through a prayer? I don't see this in Scriptures. There is nothing wrong with prayer, but this is not Scripturally supported. What also of asking Jesus into ones heart? Is this a Biblical mandate? I've heard preachers say you have to do this. How do each of you handle one coming to be saved? A biblical model: When Philip was used of the Lord to show the ethiopian eunuch the Scriptures, he exposited the Gospel, being the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to him from Isaiah 53. Then the man saw water and requested to be baptized. Philip said "If you believe with all your heart you may." The eunuch said "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." He was saved this way with no sinners prayer whatsoever and with no evidence of asking Jesus to come into his heart. (I am aware that it is said this verse wasn't in early mss. I accept this verse as Gods Word personally) Is Philips biblical example a better model than our sinners prayer, and this "you must ask Jesus into your heart" model?