Prayer of Forgiveness

Heavenly Father, I come before You today in humility and repentance. I confess that I have sinned against You, failing to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and have not loved my neighbors as myself.

I humbly ask for Your forgiveness and grace. By Your power, cleanse me of my sins and make me pure in Your sight. I renounce all unrighteousness and turn to You, the only source of true forgiveness and redemption.

Grant me the wisdom and strength to walk in Your ways and to obey Your commandments. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and empower me to live a life that brings honor and glory to Your name.

I put my trust in Your love and faithfulness, knowing that You are a merciful and gracious God. I give thanks for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ.

I pray this in His name, 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 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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2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV

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

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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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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 2:1-2 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. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

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