Prayer About Forgiveness

Heavenly Father,

I come before You today with a contrite heart, acknowledging my sins and the ways in which I have fallen short of Your glory. I humbly ask for Your forgiveness and grace, knowing that it is only through the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ, that I can be washed clean and made new in Your sight.

I humbly ask You to grant me a repentant heart, so that I may turn away from my wicked ways and instead follow You with all of my heart. Give me the strength and courage to confess my sins, and to seek forgiveness from those whom I have wronged.

I trust in Your mercy and love, and I acknowledge that it is only through Your grace that I am able to stand before You today.

I give You all the glory and honor, and pray that my life may be a reflection of Your goodness and grace.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

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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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 86:5 ESV

For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
    abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

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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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