Ok so I had a very minor procedure yesterday that could because of my current health conditions have gone wrong. I was first on the list though for this very reason. The staff were brilliant though.
Anyway I digress, just as I was being put to sleep (& there were a few issues here also so they had to change strategy) I asked God (in my head) to forgive my sins & receive my soul if that was his wish, & to care of my loved ones.
Obviously I’m still here but would that have been enough for me to be accepted into Gods grace? I’m worried it wouldn’t have been.
I’ve had several generals - the first I was told I had a 50/50 chance of making it & have never felt like that.
Not sure what you think 'enough' would be. The vast majority of ppl who die don't do it with a priest at their bedside giving them absolution. Do you think they are denied being accepted into God's grace?
Sorry should have made it clearer - I asked forgiveness for my sins & listed some specifically but not others. That’s why I’m wondering if it’s not enough. Still under the general fuzziness so probably not a good idea to be worrying about something that didn’t happen.
I’m not an expert but I don’t think god would ever deny someone who was good and kind and tried. If major sins occurred (murder etc) that may be different and you may not be able to gain forgiveness in your last moments for that but other sins I can’t imagine him ignoring your prayers for that. I’m guessing you don’t have major sins? I also believe that you can go to heaven even if you’re not religious but are a good person. My dh wouldn’t set foot in a church but he is the kindest person you could ever meet so I reckon he’ll be ok. Just as a disclaimer I’m very new to Christianity but I don’t think it’s as black and white as some of the old school Christians would have you believe
Thank you annandale that has helped. I had such a sense of peace when I was asking for forgiveness that I’ve never experienced before. I didn’t feel scared that I may not make it as I had asked God to receive my soul. I just felt if this is my time to go I would be happy to do so.