Forgiveness of Sins Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I come before You in humility and repentance, acknowledging my need for Your forgiveness. I confess that I have sinned against You by failing to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and by failing to love my neighbors as myself. I have disobeyed Your commandments, and have not lived according to Your holy will.

I am truly sorry for my sins, and I ask for Your forgiveness and cleansing. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for my sins and that He rose again on the third day, victorious over sin and death. I put my faith in Him as my Lord and Savior, and I ask Him to come into my heart and take control of my life.

I turn away from my sins and ask You to help me to live a life that is pleasing to You. I ask for Your wisdom and guidance as I seek to obey Your will and follow Your ways. I pray for Your strength and help in the face of temptation, and for Your grace to overcome any obstacles that may come my way.

I pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

1 John 1:9 ESV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Ephesians 1:7 ESV

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

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Isaiah 1:18 ESV

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
    they shall become like wool.

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Luke 15:7 ESV

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

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Romans 8:1 ESV

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

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1 John 2:1-2 ESV

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

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