For the style-conscious baptizee:
Before you read further, please watch this video by prominent Baptist pastor David Platt (thanks to Eric Brown for the link):
As David points out in the clip, the idea of “accepting Jesus” or praying a prayer unto salvation isn’t found in the Bible. While I agree with his sentiment, prudence mandates clarification.
First, the obvious – the sinner’s prayer and the idea of “accepting Jesus” simply isn’t found in scripture.