Forgiveness Prayer

Dear Lord,

I come before You today acknowledging my mistakes and asking for Your forgiveness. I confess that I have sinned and fallen short of Your glory. I am aware that Your love and mercy are boundless, and I put my trust in Your grace to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

Father, I humbly request that You grant me the gift of repentance and renew a right spirit within me. I turn away from my wicked ways and turn towards You, trusting in Your goodness and faithfulness.

I pray that You would empower me to forgive those who have wronged me, just as You have forgiven me. Help me to let go of any bitterness or resentment in my heart, and to show love and compassion to all those around me.

Lord, I give thanks to You for the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins. I believe in His resurrection and that He is the way, the truth, and the life.

I trust in Your promise that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

In Jesus’ name I pray, 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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Psalm 51:1-2 ESV

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!

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Ephesians 4:32 ESV

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

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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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Matthew 6:14-15 ESV

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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Psalm 103:12 ESV

As far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

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Isaiah 43:25 ESV

I, I am he
    who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
    and I will not remember your sins.

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