Prayer of a Sinner

Heavenly Father,

I come before You as a sinner. I humbly confess my sins and ask for Your forgiveness. I acknowledge that I have not lived according to Your will, and have failed to love You and others as I should.

I implore Your mercy and grace to cleanse me of my transgressions and to renew a right spirit within me. Help me to turn away from my wicked ways and to follow You with all my heart.

I pray for Your strength and wisdom to obey Your commands and to serve You in all that I do. In Jesus’ name, I humbly 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 51:10 ESV

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right spirit within me.

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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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James 4:8 ESV

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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2 Corinthians 7:9-10 ESV

As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

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1 John 2:1 ESV

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

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