Does the word of God command the sinner to pray a prayer to go to heaven? Actually, No. The Sinner’s Prayer to gain eternal life that is so common in Christianity today is not found in the word of God. However, we consider the True Sinner’s Prayer in the scriptures – “God be merciful to me a sinner!” We are not saved to heaven by praying a prayer, but when we confess our sin and have faith in God’s mercy, we experience salvation, peace, and assurance in our soul for the sin-sick child of God!