Prayer for Repentance

Dear God,

I come before You today with a repentant heart. I have sinned and turned away from Your teachings and guidance. I know that I have not lived up to Your expectations or the standards that You have set for me.

I ask for Your forgiveness and grace. Help me to turn away from my sin and to follow Your will for my life. I know that I cannot do this on my own, and I ask for Your strength and guidance as I strive to live a life that is pleasing to You.

I pray that You would give me the courage to confess my sins to others and to seek out the help and support I need to turn my life around.

Holy Spirit, please fill me with Your presence. Help me to be guided by Your wisdom and to follow Your lead in all that I do. May Your presence within me bring about true repentance and transformation in my life.

God, I thank You for Your love and Your mercy, and I pray that You would help me to experience the fullness of Your grace and forgiveness.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Psalm 51:10-12 ESV

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

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Psalm 32:5 ESV

I acknowledged my sin to you,
    and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
    and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

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2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

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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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