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According to the Christian Bible, Jesus’ forgiveness is eternal, and anyone who accepts Jesus into their life is eligible for salvation. If you want Jesus’ gift of salvation, there are a few things you have to commit to doing, like confessing your sins and asking for forgiveness. In general, you should also commit to being a good Christian and following the Bible so that you will be accepted into Heaven.

Method 1 Following the Bible

  1. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Accept Jesus as the Son of God.

    According to the Bible, all Christians who recognize Jesus as the Son of God are able to be saved. If you truly believe that God and Jesus are one entity, created the universe and everything in it, and are kind and forgiving, you are considered a Christian. In the Bible, only Christians are able to accept the gift of salvation.

    • It’s important that you do this, because without accepting Jesus into your life, you can’t be considered a Christian.
  2. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Read about Jesus’ death on the cross to understand salvation.

    In the Bible, God sends Jesus to Earth so that he can die and absolve humanity of original sin. Focus your reading on the books of Mark, Luke, and Matthew, each of which includes detailed stories about how Jesus died on the cross and his acceptance into Heaven by God. Each of these books tells the individual Apostle’s recollection of the life of Jesus, and will help you understand who Jesus is.

    • This is considered Jesus’s first act of “salvation,” and acts as a reminder that no matter what your sins are, Jesus can forgive them if you’re truly sorry.
  3. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Devote yourself fully to God in everything you do.

    Live your life with the teachings of Jesus and God in mind, which will show that you are dedicated to having a holy life. Follow the Ten Commandments, which are instructions from God about how to be a good Christian. Do your best in school, work, and other activities to bring glory to God.

    • For example, you can do kind things for your parents in order to live out the commandment that says that you should “honor your father and mother.”
    • One way to show your devotion to God is by attending an organized church service. However, if you don’t attend church, you can still be saved through Jesus.

    Tip: If you’re struggling at work or in school, try discussing the issue with a pastor or spiritual guide to get a better understanding of how you can utilize Jesus’ teachings to help you stay motivated.

  4. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Be kind and respectful of other people.

    In every interaction, try to remain upbeat and positive, and think the best of other people. As a general rule, it’s best to treat others the way you want to be treated, and act through love. Even when someone does something that hurts your feelings or pride, remember that Jesus loved everyone, including the people who sentenced him to die on the cross.

    • For example, if one of your friends is spreading a rumor about you, you should talk to them about what’s going on, rather than talking about them behind their back. Once you talk about the issue, you can forgive them just as Jesus forgives all sinners.
    • If you’re having a particularly hard time with a conflict, try asking yourself “What would Jesus do?” to remind yourself of the forgiveness that Jesus exhibits.
  5. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Volunteer and serve your community to spread love and kindness.

    In your free time, do good deeds and help others without expecting anything in return, just as Jesus did in the Bible. Follow Jesus’ teachings about treating others as you would want to be treated by volunteering for those in need. These will help you maintain a positive outlook in life and can remind you how Jesus’ love can help everyone, no matter their situation in life.

    • For example, you could volunteer weekly at a local soup kitchen or organize a community day with proceeds that benefit a local non-profit.
    • Avoid talking about religion while you’re volunteering unless you’re taking part in a special mission trip through a church. Some people may not agree with your views, and you can help them whether you agree with them or not.

Method 2 Asking for Salvation Through Prayer

  1. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Confess your sins through prayer to communicate with God.

    When you commit a sin, sit down and take time to think about what happened. Use the time to pray in whatever manner you prefer, and be honest about what happened and why it happened. For instance, you might say something like “Dear Father, I’ve been having a hard time controlling my temper lately, and I lashed out and yelled at a friend today. Truly, I’m worried about disappointing my friends, and I don’t want to hurt them anymore.”

    • It’s important to be honest about the situation and your intentions. As long as you’re honest, you can ask for forgiveness.
  2. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Recite a prayer asking for forgiveness when you sin.

    Once you’ve prayed about your sin, you can ask for forgiveness. Recite a “sinner’s prayer” of your choice, or make up your own to be specific to your situation. Emphasize that you are truly sorry for your actions, and think of ways that you will try harder to act in Jesus’ image.

    Sample Prayer for Forgiveness

    If you’ve sinned by speaking negatively about yourself, you could say something like:

    “Father, today I ask forgiveness for speaking negatively about myself. I don’t want to think of myself in an abusive way. Change my thoughts about myself and let me understand how you see me as your child. Help me adjust my habits so I speak hopefully and positively about myself and my life. In Jesus’ name.“

  3. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Pray for the salvation of non-believers.

    If your friends and family haven’t accepted Jesus as the Son of God, you can pray for their salvation too. Communicate with God about how much you love them, and think about all of the ways they have helped you grow closer to God. Ask for God’s help in showing them the beauty of salvation through the Lord.

    • It’s okay to pray for the salvation of people who have a different religion from you. They don’t have to change their beliefs, but you can still pray for them.
  4. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Make a plan to avoid temptation and sin.

    If you continue to commit the same sins over and over, try coming up with a way to remove yourself from the situation or avoid it altogether. Talk to your pastor, spiritual guide, or an adult who you trust about the situation. Finally, pray to Jesus to ask for guidance about how to resist temptation in your life.

    • For example, if you tend to take the Lord’s name in vain when you’re mad, try to come up with other ways to verbally express your frustration. If you frequently say “Jesus Christ” or “Oh my God” you could say something like “Goodness Gracious” or “Sheesh!”

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    Repent, confess your sins before Him, and He will give you peace with God. Trust in Him and only Him, and He will guide you in your life.

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    Absolutely. The Apostle Paul didn’t just make fun of Christianity, he persecuted and killed Christians. But when God revealed the truth to him, he repented of what he’d done and dedicated his life to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. God is faithful to forgive.

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    He has already forgiven you. That’s what he did when he died on the cross. Jesus already knew about all of your sins when he died for you. He knows everything that has happened and ever will happen.

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    Remember that the spirit of fear is from the enemy, so rebuke it. In God, there is no fear. Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you. Serve Him to the best of your ability.

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    Why am I still alive even though I have sinned beyond measure?

    Because of the grace of God. God is willing to forgive whatever you have done, as long as you repent in your heart, try to do better, and accept him as your God.

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    There’s nothing to be afraid of, you are giving your life to the Lord. To ease your fears, spend time with him – through prayers, good acts, praise/worship, and be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Remember, God is love. He gave his only begotten son to die for your sins, he laid down his own life just for you, that’s how much he loves you. Don’t be afraid, he’s protecting you from evil.

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    Read the Bible and find verses proving Jesus is God and Savior. Read the book of Romans, Galatians, and Ephesians. These are epistles explaining that getting saved is not by your holiness, goodness, or sinlessness. God accepts that you are a sinner and He is glad if you accept it too. Believe that Jesus has saved and forgiven you through His death on the cross. One can only be sure of eternal life when he believes that Jesus paid the penalty of his sin.

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    Remember that all sins should be forgiven if the sinner is repentant.

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    You just need to believe that Jesus is the son of God and died for your sins. Ask him into your heart and you’ll be forgiven.

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    How will I know if I’m saved?

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    Jesus died on the cross for us because we ALL are sinners, and Jesus is the only perfect one, and he and he alone died on the cross for us to take our place of destruction. God, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one, God is the only God in the universe, and He loves us and takes care of us and knows us. If you understand all of this and you agree and you admit that everyone, even you yourself, is a sinner, then you are saved.

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  • Keep in mind that your relationship with Jesus is always a work in progress, and you won’t be guaranteed salvation unless you truly accept Him into your life and are working to get better all the time.
  • Remember that according to the Bible, God’s forgiveness is eternal as long as you’re truly sorry for the sins you’ve committed.

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Asking God to forgive your sins is an important process. It is important that you admit what you did wrong and truly feel sorry that you did it. You must come to God, pray using scripture, and ask Him to forgive you. Then you must believe that he has. After you are forgiven, work on leaving sin behind and living a new life.

Part 1 Confessing Your Sin

  1. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Name and admit the thing you’ve done.

    Before asking forgiveness, you must specifically state the thing you did wrong and admit that you did it. If you’re feeling guilty, you may be tempted to make excuses or deny that you did anything wrong. Forgiveness is impossible if you don’t admit you did something wrong.

    • You may think, “I guess maybe I shouldn’t have lied, but I had a really good reason and it was a small lie.” You are trying to justify what you did rather than admitting to it.
    • Begin by praying, “Father, I took $5 from my brother without asking him for it.” You have named the sin (stealing) and you have taken the responsibility for it without making an excuse.
  2. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Tell God that you know what you did was wrong.

    Once you have named what you did, it’s important to recognize that it was wrong. It’s possible to say what you’ve done but to not believe that you were wrong to do it. Admitting you did it is pointless if you do not admit that you know it was wrong.

    • You will not receive forgiveness if you say, “I’ve been sleeping with my co-worker even though I’m married, but I don’t see anything wrong with it.” You must recognize what you did as sin, as something God is unhappy about.
  3. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Say that you are sorry for what you did.

    It is still not enough to say what you did and admit that it was wrong. Now you must apologize for it. Feel sincerely sorry for the wrong, and let that regret come through in what you say to God. It’s important that you are actually remorseful when you say you are sorry.

    • Asking forgiveness from God is not like when you say sorry to a brother but you really don’t mean it. It must be sincerely from your heart.
    • Say something like, “I know that what I did was wrong, and I feel truly bad for it. I’m sorry that I broke our relationship. I’m sorry for sinning against you.”

Part 2 Asking for Forgiveness

  1. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Pray about what you’re feeling.

    You must always be honest when you are asking for forgiveness. If you believe that God knows your heart anyway, there is no sense in lying to him. Tell him the guilt you feel for your sin, and that being separated from him has made you sad.

    • Say, “God, I feel sick to my stomach because I know I have caused you pain.”
    • It can be good to pray aloud to God so that you are saying specifically what is on your mind as opposed to only thinking it.
  2. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Use scripture in your prayer.

    God’s word is powerful, and he encourages you to use it when you speak to him. Since the words in the Bible come from God, they show a model for how to talk to God. Search your Bible, or online, to find scriptures about asking for forgiveness. Use those to make your prayer meaningful.

    • Look these scriptures up and pray them in your prayer: Romans 6:23, John 3:16, 1 John 2:2. These scriptures talk about forgiveness. The New Testament is full of truth about forgiveness.
    • Search on your own and find scriptures that speak to you about the forgiveness you’re seeking. You can repeat the scripture verbatim or paraphrase it so it means more to you.
  3. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Ask God to forgive you for what you’ve done.

    Just as you would with other people, after saying you are sorry you must ask to be forgiven. There is no special prayer you have to pray to earn forgiveness from God. All you have to do is ask him to forgive you, through Jesus Christ, and believe that he will forgive you.

    • Say to God, “I denied knowing you to my friend. It was wrong and cowardly for me to do that. I’m sorry I didn’t tell him about your love for us. Please forgive me for my weakness in that moment.”
    • You do not need to plead, beg, or repeat yourself over and over. Asking God one time, with a genuine heart, is all you have to do.
  4. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Tell God that you believe He has forgiven you.

    Belief and forgiveness go hand in hand. It’s no good to ask for forgiveness but not believe God will forgive you. God says that when you ask him to forgive you with sincere hearts that is He is faithful to forgive. Tell yourself you believe Him and tell God you believe Him.

    • 1 John 1:9 tells you that, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Say this scripture to God and believe it.
    • It’s important to remember that forgiven sins are forgotten. Hebrews 8:12 says, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

Part 3 Moving Forward

  1. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Seek forgiveness from people you hurt by what you did.

    Although sin ultimately breaks relationship with God, other people are often hurt, too. When you know that God has forgiven you, it’s important to seek forgiveness from others. Tell the person you are sorry you hurt them and ask them to forgive you.

    • Remember that you can’t make someone forgive you, and you can’t earn it from them. They will either accept that you are sorry for what you did and forgive you, or they won’t. Don’t pester them if they refuse to forgive. You can’t make them change.
    • Once you have apologized and asked for someone’s forgiveness, you must release yourself from the guilt. Even if they don’t forgive you, you’ve done your part in seeking to make amends.
  2. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Repent of the wrong behavior.

    Once you are forgiven by God for your sin and by others for any hurt you caused, you must turn away from that sin. Make a conscious decision that you will not purposefully commit the same sin again after being forgiven.

    • You must remember that you will always sin again, but it’s important to say in the moment that you are turning away. The only way to get further from habitual sin is to tell yourself you are not going to do it again.
    • Acts 2:38 is helpful in this process. It says, “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.”
    • Forgiveness is an important step, but walking away from sin is necessary, too, to remain close to God.
  3. how to ask jesus christ for forgiveness Work to keep from doing the same wrong thing again.

    Part of your goal in following Christ is to move further from sin, and this takes committed work. You won’t stop sinning immediately, but if you work on it, you will grow stronger. In Matthew 5:48, God calls you to become perfect, as he is perfect. It’s a goal that you must work toward.

    • Find people who can help you avoid repeated sins. Learn scripture to combat temptation. Remember that sin only harms and you don’t need it.
    • Spending time reading your Bible, praying to God, and talking with other Christians are all vitally important to living a life that is free of sin.

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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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    In Luke 11:1 one of Jesus’ disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray”. The NIV Study Bible Notes give this explanation regarding Luke 11:1-4:

    The Lord’s Model Prayer was given here in answer to a request… The prayer is a pattern for believers , who have already been forgiven for their sins. Jesus speaks here of daily forgiveness, which is necessary to restore broken communication with God.

    Jesus was not asking for forgiveness for himself. Rather, he was teaching his disciples how THEY should pray. Matthew 6:9-13 says, “This, then, is how YOU should pray…”

    The Bible makes it clear that Jesus was without sin, and even though he was tempted, he never sinned and therefore he had no need to ask his Father in heaven to forgive him.

    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).

    He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth (1 Peter 2:22).

    For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15).

    answered Nov 12 ’18 at 17:51

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    In Matthew 6:9, after Jesus criticised how Pharisees and others pray, we read things like (depending on the Bible version):

    Pray then like this: Our Father…

    This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father…

    So then, this is how you should pray: Our Father…

    We find similar phrases in Luke 11:2.

    It is evident that Jesus was teaching his disciples (and us) how to pray. There is no need to resort to a super complicated linguistic construct such that Jesus would not have had to say the prayer in first person (plural). No one would seriously understand the text in the way you seem to be understanding it.

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    Christ was sinless.

    However, He was asked how to pray, and so He gave the people a prayer format.

    For us humans, that always includes a portion of penitence as we are not sinless like Christ. 🙂

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