Prayer for the Forgiveness of Sin

Heavenly Father,

I come before You today in humble repentance for my sins. I confess that I have not always lived according to Your will, and I have fallen short of Your glory. I have disobeyed Your commands and have not loved You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.

I have also not loved my neighbors as myself and have harmed them in thought, word and deed. I am truly sorry for my actions and for the hurt and pain that I have caused. I ask for Your forgiveness and grace.

I believe in Your Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. I put my trust in Him and His sacrifice for my salvation. I ask that You would come into my heart, forgive my sins, and give me the power to live for You.

I pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and my Lord. 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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1 John 1:7 ESV

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

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Matthew 6:14 ESV

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive 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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