Prayer to Forgive Sins

Heavenly Father,

I come before You today, acknowledging my own sins and asking for Your forgiveness. I confess that I have not always lived according to Your will and have fallen short of Your glory. I am truly sorry for the ways in which I have hurt You and others, and I ask for Your grace and mercy to cleanse me of my sins.

I also come to You today, asking for the strength and wisdom to forgive those who have sinned against me. I know that You have forgiven me, and I want to follow Your example of love and grace toward others. According to Your word in Ephesians 4:32, I pray that You would give me the same love and forgiveness that You have given me, so that I may extend that love and forgiveness to those who have wronged me.

Lord, I know that forgiveness is not always easy, but I trust in Your power to help me forgive as You have forgiven me. Give me the courage to let go of the past and move forward in forgiveness and love.

I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Ephesians 4:32 ESV

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

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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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Colossians 3:13 ESV

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

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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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1 Peter 4:8 ESV

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

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Isaiah 43:25 ESV

“I, I am he
    who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
    and I will not remember your sins.

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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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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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