Whether we are seeking forgiveness for our own sins or asking God to help us forgive others, prayer is the first place to start when seeking restoration and healing. The below prayers can help guide your thoughts and words as you seek being forgiven or help in forgiving others. It is a big step to seek out forgiveness and you have taken a bold step in faith!
Before we jump into specific prayers for forgiveness, you may want to take some time to consider what God commands of us concerning forgiveness and why it’s so critical to be able to forgive. Visit our article: What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?
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Prayer of Forgiveness: A Valuable Gift
A prayer of forgiveness is something we all seek at some point in life. Forgiveness is a valuable gift that is neither easily obtained, nor easily given. Forgiveness is essential for life; it frees us from past wrongs and gives us hope for the future. It is for forgiveness sake that Jesus Christ came to earth to die for mankind.
Prayer of Forgiveness: Made Possible by Jesus Christ
The prayer of forgiveness is a prayer that is offered up to God. Though we may directly hurt each other, all of our trespasses ultimately hurt God. You may wonder how this is possible. How can our shortcomings hurt the omnipotent Creator of the universe? Does God even care? In Genesis 6, we find that God Himself actually grieved over all the wrongs that man had inflicted upon each other: “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart” (Genesis 6:5-6).
All knowing, God grieves even at the mere thought of evil. Thus, ultimate forgiveness must also come from God. However, because of His justice, forgiveness cannot be freely given. Every wrong must be accounted for in order for God to be a just judge. Jesus Christ died on the cross at Calvary in our place so that our sins may be forgiven. His suffering paid for our transgressions. “For this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28).
In His love, God knew that our conscience needed to be freed from guilt and condemnation. He knew that forgiveness of sins was our greatest need. In the ultimate act of love, God not only suffered the pain of our wrongs, but also paid for their consequences in order that we may have forgiveness offered to us when we sin. All we need to do is to accept His free gift of forgiveness.
Prayer of Forgiveness: Ask God for Forgiveness
Perhaps you have stumbled upon this web page looking for a prayer of forgiveness to soothe a tormented soul. Or maybe you are struggling with trying to forgive another for deeply hurting you. For all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, forgiveness has been freely given. If we acknowledge our wrongs and ask for forgiveness, God will forgive us – no questions asked: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
If we reject Jesus, in essence, we reject God’s gift of forgiveness. We are in fact saying that we do not wish to be reconciled with God (1 John 1:10). Though it is our free choice to not accept forgiveness from God, we will ultimately be accountable for all the sins we have committed at the end of this life. It is God’s deep desire to be reconciled with you. “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). If you desire to be truly forgiven, consider what Jesus said and sincerely accept Him as your Lord and Savior. You will be forgiven and God will begin a transforming work in your life.
Prayer of Forgiveness: Receive a New Life
The prayer of forgiveness gives us a new hope and a new beginning. All our sins are wiped away by God. “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12).
If you understand that you are a sinner, and you believe that Jesus Christ came as the one and only Redeemer of sin, then you understand the prayer of forgiveness. The question is – are you ready to implement the prayer, by receiving God’s gift of His Son, Jesus Christ? If so, believe in Christ, repent of your sins, and commit the rest of your life to Him as Lord:
“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
If you decided to receive Jesus today, welcome to God’s family. Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.
- Get baptized as commanded by Christ.
- Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
- Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word. Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
- Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus. Develop a group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you.
- Find a local gathering where you can worship God.
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Get Connected: A Daily Pattern for Prayer
“God Forgive Me for My Sins”
We are learning what it means to pray to God and how to be more effective in our prayer life so that our prayers are not hindered but answered. The Lord is teaching us from Matthew chapter 6 a pattern of prayer for our daily lives.
Three weeks ago we looked at “God I praise you.”
Two week ago we looked at “God I want to do your will.”
Last week we looked at “God meet my needs.”
Today we are looking at Matthew 6:12.
Matthew 6:12 “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” NAS
“God forgive me for my sins.”
Psalm 51:1 ‘Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love.” NLT
David cried out to God for forgiveness. We need to cry out to God and say “God forgive me for my sins.”
Today is the issue of our heart and whether our hearts are right before a holy God. Are we walking in fellowship? Is there unconfessed sin? Is my heart right before the Lord?
Do an inventory of your heart. Where is your relationship with Christ today? Are you walking in fellowship with the Lord? Is there unconfessed sin? Have your slowly, maybe unknowingly walked away from the Lord?
It’s time to come back. It’s time to confess you sins. It’s time to walk in fellowship with the Lord again. Do you want that? You can have that today and everyday for the rest of your life.
i.e. – Rock illustration – Rocks between me and God. I must name them and God forgives them and removes them.
God more than anything else desires fellowship with His children. He desires that we walk in fellowship. Moment by moment.
What I must realize about my sin:
1. I must realize God wants to forgive my sins.
God hates our sins. Our sins separate us from God and His holiness. Our sins separate us from fellowship with God.
God’s greatest desire for you today is that you would walk in fellowship with Him.
That’s why God wants us to start our daily prayers focusing on His holiness. That He is without sin. There is no sin in Him. “God, hallowed be your name.” “Holy is your name.” ‘You embody holiness.”
“God help me to be holy like you are holy.” That’s His will for us, that we would be holy like He is holy.
So begin by focusing on His holiness and as I focus on His holiness that should point out to me any sin in my own heart and life. And as I recognize my sin, as God reveals to my heart anything that is not pleasing to Him. I realized that God wants to forgive me of that sin.
We need to realize when we sin it angers the Lord. That anger puts distance between us and the Lord.
i.e. – Children do something wrong. I let them know I am angry with them. Causes distance. Hopefully that distance will bring a desire to remove my anger and for the distance between us to be removed and fellowship restored.
Judges 2:12 “They abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They went after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the Lord.” NLT
Throughout scripture when the people of God sinned, it angered the Lord. God wanted them to know how unhappy He was with their sin. That His anger burned against them for their sin. He does this when we sin so we recognize our sin and seek forgiveness and restoration with Him.
Psalm 85:4 “Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.” KJV
When we confess our sins to God, God forgives and the anger of the Lord is turned away from us. It ceases to exist. And God forgives us and fellowship with Him is restored immediately.
Micah 7:18 “Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant…You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love.” NLT
Psalm 51:2 “Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.” NLT
Daily we need to ask God to forgive us and to remove the guilt we feel because of our sin.
God delights in forgiving our sins. It gives Him great joy to stop being anger with us and to forgive us. I don’t find joy and pleasure in being angry with my children. I don’t like when I am angry. I believe that’s how God is, He hates being angry towards his children. It gives Him great joy and delight to stop being angry with us and to show us His love and forgive us. He wants to forgive our sins.
by Edith (Bowie,Md.USA)
Thursday July 6th prayer request and Praise report
Dear Almighty God, my dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Holy mother Mary, All my Blessed Saints And Angels, I praise you, I love you, I thank you and glorify you. My pet scan results came back negative. All the blood work normal. The port placement was successful. Thank you and thank you from the bottom of my heart
I STARTED THE CHEMOTHERAPY ON FRIDAY JUNE 30TH AND I AM FEELING BETTER . I NEED GOD TO PLEASE BLESS THE MEDICINE AND TURN IT INTO HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD TO CURE ME OF THE CANCER. AMEN
Please St Maria Goretti intercede to the Almighty God for me to heal my gastric cancer and for all who are calling on Him for His miraculous healing and Devine intervention in their needs. Amen
Oh my Lord Jesus Christ , Almighty God, forgive me for my sins and accept my thanks and praises.
You know my needs before I even open my mouth. I am overwhelmed and anxious. I am coming to you again and again with tears and prayers. My heart is yearning for you I need you desperately Lord Jesus Christ
Dear Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart of Jesus, my Lord and my savior, Blessed Holy Mother Mary, all the Angels and Saints, Blesssed St Jude, Blessed St Anthony, Blessed St Joseph, my brothers and sisters in prayer, please pray for me and with me.
Lord God Almighty please uproot my stomach cancer diagnoses.
I am having chemo treatment and also will need to undergo surgery . Please Lord be my ultimate HEALER before anyone else, for I know and trust that you have done it for me. In your mighty name and with your stripes I am healed. Amen. You alone are my only hope and deliverer . You who raise the dead, open the eyes of the blind and made the cripple walk willl never fail me. Amen
Please Lord Jesus Christ cover me with your precious blood from the top of my head to the sole of my feet . Surround me with your Angels. Oh Good Jesus hear my cries. I need you Dr Jesus, healer of all ailments to heal me. I need you God so desperately. I am longing for you to heal me as a dry land thirsting for water .
I beg you my Lord and my savior. I need your healing intervention. Please God hear my cries and please show me your marvelous healing mercies and powers and make me new and whole again.
Please Lord, let me touch the hem of your garment in my dreams and I am healed. I know
Please God Let me live to declare your wonders to the whole world. Please God let me live to do thy will. I promise to do your will. Let me be an instrument to testify to the world about you.
Please God forgive me for my sins and hear me. Please God shame the evil one, the devil who is prowling around me to destroy me. Please put him in the bottomless pit. Please let your Blessed St. Michael the Archangel crush the devils head
Thank you Lord Almighty from the bottom of my heart for you have never failed me. I trust and believe in you. I am relying on your WORD . You said to ask and you shall receive. I am asking you Oh Good God Almighty. I have no one but you. I am depending on your mercy Lord. I am trusting and believing in your love, mercy and WORD Please do not delay. Please do not allow the devil to laugh at me and say aha aha. Where is her God
I thank you Lord God Almighty. I thank you my Lord Jesus Christ. Glory be thine. Praises be unto thee for CURING ME OF THE CANCER Amen Thank you All Saints and Angels for interceding on my behalf to the Almighty God.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. AMEN