Prayer for Forgiveness of Sins

Heavenly Father,

I come before You with a humble heart, fully aware of my own brokenness and the many ways that I have failed to live up to Your standards. I confess my sins to You and ask for Your forgiveness through the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

I repent of my wrongdoing, and I ask for Your help in turning away from my wicked ways. I know that I can do nothing on my own, but with Your power and guidance, I am determined to live a life that is pleasing to You.

I ask that You grant me the renewing of the Holy Spirit and that You would empower me to walk in obedience to Your will and to put on the mind of Christ. By the power of Your Spirit, grant me the strength and grace to resist temptation, and to stand firm in the faith.

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for Your grace and forgiveness.

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

Suggested Bible Readings

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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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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1 John 1:9 ESV

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 55:7 ESV

Let the wicked forsake his way,
    and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
    and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

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Mark 11:25 ESV

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

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2 Corinthians 5:19 ESV

that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

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