PRAYER OF REPENTENCE
(When God seems far away and your connection has been lost, this prayer will clear the pathway from any unconfessed sins. All have fallen short of His glory, therefore believers must repent daily, as often as sin is realized, and even when it has not been realized!) He is faithful to forgive.
return to me with all your heart….” (Joel 2:12)
Loving Father, I am sorry for all the ways I have offended You, knowingly or unknowingly. Ihave sinned in thought, word and deed. I have sinned inwhat Ihave done, and in what Ihave failed to do. I come befor you and ask for the grace of a deeply repentant heart. You know my innermost secrets. I open my hart to you today and ask You to show me the ways I have blocked the flow of your love. Forgive me, Father, for all my sins, faults and failings. For all the times I have gone astray and not chosen life, I am deeply sorry. I repent of lack of faith, acting in fear instead of faith, unbelief in Your goodness, or lack of truly believing in Your love for me.
I ask forgiveness for sins against purity; lust, fornication, adultery, unclean books, movies, and videos and sexual fantasies, especially _____________. I turn away from all those activities and I turn to you. I deeply repent of having an abortion or encouraging someone to have an abortion. Forgive me, Lord.
I repent of any compulsive, addictive behavior; drinking, drugs, gambling, sex, food and all additions, especially _________________. Thank You, Father, for setting me free. I repent of not taking care of my physical and emotional health; lack of balance in nutrition, rest and exercise; perhaps the unhealthy suppression of emotions. I make a commitment today to take care of myself.
I’m sorry for the times I have hurt any other people. I repent for any stealing, lying, deciving, and defrauding. I regret any lack of affirming others, brushing people off, coldness, unloving and inconsiderate behavior. I’m sorry for gossiping, betrayal of confidences and breaches of faith. I repent of any envy, hatred, resentment, unforgiveness, jealousy, criticizing or judging others, not receiving love in the way it is offered, and withholding expressions of love. I especially ask forgiveness for ________________.
I bring before You now, those areas that I am the most ashamed to bring to you; areas that Ihave hidden, such as certain personal habits, secret guilt, dark areas I have previously refused to bring to You. I bring You all areas about which I am the most ashamed, especially _______________. Lord, I will no longer hide them from You, or from myself. Today is my day of healing and liberation.
Loving Father, what else should I bring to You? (be still and listen.) For these offenses I beg pardon today. I accept your forgiveness and now share Your forgiveness with others. Thank you, Lord. Amen
(Ps 51:10; Ac 3:19; Pr 28:13; 1 Jn 1:19; 2 Ch 7:14; Is 55:7; Ac 2:28; Ps 51:17, Joel 2:12; Eph 5:11; 2 Cor 7:10; Ps 103:3; Ac 13:38; Eph 1:7; Heb 9:14; Ro 12:2; Mic 7:18)
Heavenly Father God, I come to you now to repent the sins that I have committed against you and against my brothers and sisters. Create in me a clean heart, O God, take away the guilt and sorrow that I feel.
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Psalm 25:7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions.
According to Your loving kindness remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.
Renew in me your steadfast spirit so that I may hold onto your word and your promises. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. Let him be my guiding light, leading me away from sin and strengthening me to overcome the wiles and tricks of the enemy.
Acts 20:21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
Restore the joy of Your Salvation
Lord, you know my heart, there’s nothing I can hide from you. I have strayed from the path, I have been lured away.
But, Oh Heavenly Father, restore to me the joy of Your salvation, that wonderful freedom and joy when I first came to know you. Lord, I sacrifice my broken spirit, my broken and a contrite heart. Heal me Lord as I come before the cross.
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2 Corinthians 7:9 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Click To Tweet
Father, on this day forward, I will love you and praise you from the bottom of my heart. For by you alone am I saved. Grant my petitions, Abba Father. Thank you, In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
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Psalms 102:21-22 “So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the Lord.”
We come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your directions and guidance.
We know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good’, but that’s exactly what we have done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.
We confess that:
We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it moral pluralism;
We have worshipped other gods and called it multi-culturalism;
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle;
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery;
We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation;
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare;
We have killed our unborn and called it choice;
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable;
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building esteem;
We have abused power and called it political savvy;
We have coveted our neighbors’ possessions and called it ambition;
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it
Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of Kansas, and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state.
Grant them Your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your will.
I ask it in the name of your son, the Living Saviour, Jesus Christ.