Prayer on Forgiveness

Almighty God,

I come to You in humility, acknowledging my own imperfections and failures to live up to Your glory. I ask for Your forgiveness for my sins and the wrongs I have committed against You and others.

I confess that I have not always followed Your will, and have turned away from Your ways. I have not loved You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and have not loved my neighbors as myself.

I humbly request that You cleanse me from all unrighteousness and renew a right spirit within me. Grant me the grace to turn away from my sins and to follow You in righteousness and holiness all the days of my life.

Help me to forgive those who have wronged me, as You have forgiven me. I trust in Your loving kindness and Your mercy, knowing that You are a God of forgiveness and compassion.

I give thanks that through the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ, I have access to Your forgiveness and the power of Your Holy Spirit to transform my life.

I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. 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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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 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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Matthew 6:14-15 ESV

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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