Prayer to Repent

Heavenly Father,

I come before You in humility and repentance. I acknowledge my sins and the ways in which I have fallen short of Your glory. I confess that I have not always lived according to Your will and have disobeyed Your commandments.

I realize that I am in need of Your forgiveness, grace, and mercy. I humbly ask that You would wash me clean of my sins and renew my heart, so that I may walk in Your ways and live a life that is pleasing to You.

I trust in Your love and faithfulness. I thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins and provide me with eternal salvation.

I pray that You would guide me in Your truth and teach me Your ways, so that I may grow in my understanding of who You are and what You require of me. I ask that You empower me through Your Holy Spirit to put to death the things of this world and live for You and Your glory.

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

Suggested Bible Readings

Isaiah 55:6-7 ESV

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call upon him while he is near;
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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Romans 3:23-24 ESV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

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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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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 13:3 ESV

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

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