Prayer on Repentance

Almighty God,

I come before You in repentance and humility. I confess that I have sinned against You and have fallen short of Your glory. I have not loved You with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength, nor have I loved my neighbor as myself.

I ask for Your forgiveness and to turn away from my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ, Your Son, died on the cross for my sins and rose again to give me new life. I place my trust in Him as my Lord and Savior.

I pray that You renew my mind and heart, and empower me to live in obedience to Your will. Give me the strength to resist temptation and to walk in the path of righteousness.

Grant me the wisdom and discernment to know Your will and make choices that honor and glorify You.

Help me to be more compassionate, forgiving, and loving to others, as You have been to me.

I thank You for Your grace, love, and for the gift of eternal life through Your Son Jesus Christ, 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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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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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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Luke 15:7 ESV

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

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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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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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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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Proverbs 28:13 ESV

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
    but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

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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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