Prayer for Forgiveness

Dear Lord,

I come before You today humbly confessing my sins and ask for Your forgiveness. I know that I have not always lived up to Your standards and have fallen short of Your glory. I repent of my wrongdoing and ask for Your mercy.

Please cleanse me of my sins and wash me in the blood of Jesus. I believe in his death and resurrection and the power of his sacrifice to forgive my sins. I ask for Your Spirit to guide me and empower me to live a life that is pleasing to You.

Thank You for Your love and grace, which are new every morning. I pray that You would help me to turn away from sin and towards righteousness. I pray that You would give me the strength and courage to follow You and to serve You in all that I do.

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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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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Colossians 3:13 ESV

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

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