Prayer Of Forgiveness From A Guilty Sinner

7 Prayers For Forgiveness and Repentance

Prayer Of Forgiveness From A Guilty Sinner

Forgiveness and repentance go hand-in-hand in a Christian’s life.  We must learn to always forgive others and to ask for forgiveness ourselves.  Without repentance, we are liable of judgment from God.

  If we withhold forgiveness to others, forgiveness will also be withheld from us.  Here are 7 prayers focusing on forgiveness and repentance.

  May we all strive to live as holy as possible by allowing the Spirit to convict us of our sins and to forgive others that sin against us.

Forgive Me

Father,

There are no words to express how filthy I feel every time I break Your heart.  The guilt and the shame are overwhelming!  Lord, I need Your touch right now.  I am so sick of being “born again” and still doing the things I hate doing.  Paul, I am conflicted.

  “For I do not do what I want, but do the very thing that I hate.” (Romans 7:15) I am so sorry!  Father, I ask for Your forgiveness right now.  I am shocked that my life has come to a point where even some sins don’t affect me at all.

  Father, I have some hard layers on my heart that need peeling.  Please give me a 100% heart of flesh.  The hardness is a barrier between us that I can’t stand!  I love You and I am so regrettably sorry for my selfish actions.  Thank You for Your forgiveness, Lord.

  Without forgiveness I am nothing.  With Your forgiveness I am whole again.  I praise Your Name!  Amen

Strength To Forgive Others

Holy Lord,

With Your forgiveness I am whole again. I praise Your Name! Amen

I can’t seem to shake the harm that’s been done to me off my shoulders.  I am wallowing in the anger I feel.  Lord, I shouldn’t think the vengeful thoughts that I have.  You have called me to forgive every single person that wrongs me.  I need Your strength to overcome these trespasses against me.  Father, I want to forgive these people.

  Please cast the devil’s evil ways from me.  I want to look at these people and see lost souls that need You.  I want to forgive them completely so that You can use me however You wish, to be Jesus to them.  Father, I am done with holding these grudges!  Forgive me for holding on to them.  I cast this burden at Your throne now.  Do with me as you please Father.

  I love You and thank you for Your patience with me.  Amen

Why Lord?

Beautiful Lord,

Why do You forgive us?  We shout praises to You when we sing worship.  With the same tongue we curse other people that are made in Your image. (James 3:9 reference)  Why do You forgive us?  We say we love You and still keep sinning.

  Why do You forgive us?  We spend time in prayer thanking You for your blessings and then we refuse to bless others.  Why do You forgive us?  We read our Bibles when we make time for it, but we also read other nonsense that is offensive to You.

  Why do You forgive us?  We praise Jesus for His death on the cross for the atonement of our sins and then we nail Him to it again every time we trespass against You.  Why do You forgive us every single time?  I am so thankful for your endless supply of forgiveness!  I can’t fathom how You do it, for I am only one man.

  You do this for every single person!  The compassion and grace and mercy that flow from You is absolutely amazing and I love You for it!  Thank you so much for forgiving me every time I sin!  You are worthy to be praised!  Amen

Repentance From Unbelievers

Father in heaven,

My heart grieves for those close to me that do not want to know You.  They are lost souls wandering wherever the devil takes them.  They are fulfilling their own desires of the flesh instead of yearning for the life that You give.

  Father, use me or anyone that You please to show Christ- love to them.  Father, I love these men and women and to think of them in eternal torment is tormenting me!  I pray that the seeds that are planted in them Lord will be grown by You.

  You make miracles happen every day and I pray that You make one today in the lives of the lost.  I praise Your Holy Name!  Amen

Forgiveness For Children

Father,

Just as Job continually offered burnt offerings to you for the forgiveness of his children, (Job 1:5) I am praying for the forgiveness of mine.  Lord, only You know what they have done.  If they have sinned against You I pray that You would forgive them.

  I pray that they would seek repentance to make things right with You.  Lord, if there is any sin that needs to be forgiven, I pray that You would soften their hearts and bring them safely into Your arms of grace and mercy.

  I thank you for Your unlimited love for us!  Amen

Our Leaders

Omnipotent Father,

You are all-powerful!  Even Your thoughts produce action.  I pray for our leaders in the government.  Lord, they also have power, though it is limited.  I pray that they would use their positions wisely, for You are the One who has allowed them to lead us.  We need strong men and women of faith in these kinds of roles.

  I pray that our men and women in authority will strive to live godly lives and to repent when necessary.  As in Animal Farm, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  If there is any corruption, I pray that our leaders would repent and ask for forgiveness, so that our country doesn’t fall apart.

  I thank you for our leaders and pray for their safety.  I love you Father!  Amen

Our Pastors

Dear Lord,

I pray for pastors around the world.  If there is any un-confessed sin active in their lives, I pray that You would bring them to the deepest valleys if that is what it takes to get them back on the narrow path.  We need strong pastors leading our congregations.

  I pray that You would use the people closest to their pastors to keep them accountable, Lord.  Accountability is a must in every Christian’s life.  I thank you for our pastors, Lord, for they have a huge role to play here on earth.

  They have many big responsibilities and I am so grateful that they accept the challenges of pastoring.  I love You, Lord!  Amen

Conclusion

Forgiveness is absolutely necessary in a Christian’s walk with the Lord.  “Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.” (Luke 11:4)  God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!

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25 Powerful Prayers for Forgiveness of Sins and Others

Prayer Of Forgiveness From A Guilty Sinner

As Christians, we are called to be more Christ . Jesus himself sacrificed his life on the cross in order to forgive all of mankind for their sins. It is only righteous for us to also forgive one another for our sins and demonstrate the grace that God has so generously provided us with. These powerful prayers for forgiveness of sins and others will help to put your heart at rest.

Prayer #1

Lord God, I trust in you today. I thank you that you keep turning the pages of my life. Everyday you give me a new beginning. Help me to ride each new wave of temptation, and to overcome the things that can drag my life down. As I look to you I declare your promise of freedom over my life.

Amen.

Prayer #2

Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again.

I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive today, and hears my pray. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward.

Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. Amen.

Prayer #3

Father, I need your help and your insights. Today I have gained a better understanding of forgiving others and with your help, I fully forgive from my heart. Although I have been sinned against, I know I myself have sinned against others.

You have freely forgiven me, so I forgive them as well. Father, I ask you to forgive me for hurting others my own hurt and to heal my relationships with others.

I pray all of this in Jesus’ precious name and by whom all forgiveness and healing was made possible.

Prayer #4

I am lost at this moment in my life. I have gone down the wrong road, and I am having a difficult time getting back to where I need to be. I want to do the right thing and keep true to myself, but it’s very hard to fight the demons that have pulled me back down.

I need You, my precious Lord, to help get back on the right path and to stay away from this destructive life that I feel I am leading. I know I am the only one to blame for my actions.

But I know if You will give me the courage, strength, and will to walk away, I can make it through with my eyes on You.

Prayer #5

Lord, you promised that when I seek You with all our heart, I will find You. I seek only after You. I ask that you still my troubled heart, calm my wayward mind, as I seek only after You.

I’m never going to be able to figure this out on my own, and right now I’m leaning heavily on You. I give you all the anxieties and fears I feel inside, and I release them all to You. I know You will grant forgiveness of my sins.

I ask that you please so, as I am truly sorry for the wrong I’ve done in my life. I open up my life so that it becomes an open book before You. Amen

Prayer #6

Lord, I’m in that place again On my knees Laying my life out before You Thank you that on the cross you cried “It is finished” You have done it Forgiveness is complete I can live forever in Your grace

Forever in Your love

So I ask now for Your forgiveness For the wrongs that I have done And the things that I have neglected I ask for Your forgiveness For the people I have hurt along the way And those who I have failed to love as You love

I ask for Your forgiveness

I receive Your forgiveness And resolve in my heart That with Your strength I determine not to make these errors again I receive Your forgiveness And by the power of Your Holy Spirit I walk away from everything I know to be wrong And embrace everything I know about You For the kingdom, the power and the glory Are always and forever Yours

Amen

Prayer #7

Dear Lord, please forgive me for my sins [consider inserting details on specific situation]. I recognize that I made a mistake.

I know that You forgive me, but I also ask that you help me to cope with the emotions I’m experiencing as a result of my error. Please guide me, sustain me and help heal me from the pain and shame that I am experiencing.

Help me to remember that I am a child of God, and give me the power to make it through this season. In the name of Your son Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Prayer #8

Lord, please help me to remember the power of forgiveness, and please help me to extend this to [insert name(s)]. I know what it means to forgive, and I know all of the things you have forgiven me for.

Despite my feelings about [insert], please help me to remember that, me, you love this person and care about his/her well-being. Please help me to find love in my heart as well and to move past what was said and done.

Please help me to forgive [insert name(s)] and to move past this. In the name of Your son Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Prayer #9

Lord, I know that I am a sinner. Please forgive me for [insert specific incident or issue], and please guide me to become more You. Please help me to watch my words and actions, and guard me against future mistakes and errors. Thank you for sending your son, Jesus, to die for my sins — and thank you for your forgiveness. In the name of Your son Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Prayer #10

Holy Lord,
I can’t seem to shake the harm that’s been done to me off my shoulders. I am wallowing in the anger I feel. Lord, I shouldn’t think the vengeful thoughts that I have. You have called me to forgive every single person that wrongs me. I need Your strength to overcome these trespasses against me. Father, I want to forgive these people.

Please cast the devil’s evil ways from me. I want to look at these people and see lost souls that need You. I want to forgive them completely so that You can use me however You wish, to be Jesus to them. Father, I am done with holding these grudges! Forgive me for holding on to them. I cast this burden at Your throne now. Do with me as you please Father.

I love You and thank you for Your patience with me. Amen

Prayer #11

Father in heaven,

My heart grieves for those close to me that do not want to know You. They are lost souls wandering wherever the devil takes them. They are fulfilling their own desires of the flesh instead of yearning for the life that You give.

Father, use me or anyone that You please to show Christ- love to them. Father, I love these men and women and to think of them in eternal torment is tormenting me! I pray that the seeds that are planted in them Lord will be grown by You.

You make miracles happen every day and I pray that You make one today in the lives of the lost. I praise Your Holy Name! Amen

Prayer #12

Almighty God, our heavenly Father: We have sinned against you, through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed, and in what we have left undone. For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us all our offenses; and grant that we may serve you in newness of life,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Prayer #13

Dear Lord,
I pray for pastors around the world. If there is any un-confessed sin active in their lives, I pray that You would bring them to the deepest valleys if that is what it takes to get them back on the narrow path. We need strong pastors leading our congregations.

I pray that You would use the people closest to their pastors to keep them accountable, Lord. Accountability is a must in every Christian’s life. I thank you for our pastors, Lord, for they have a huge role to play here on earth.

They have many big responsibilities and I am so grateful that they accept the challenges of pastoring. I love You, Lord! Amen

Prayer #14

O Lord God almighty, who pardons guilty men and has no pleasure in the death of a sinner: to you, O Lord, I stretch forth the hands of my heart and I implore of you forgiveness for all my unlawful deeds, albeit unworthy.

I ask you to keep my mind from the operations of the enemy, my eyes that they do not look incontinently, my ears that they do not listen to vanities, my hands from the service of hateful things, and my reins that they be moved in you, so that I may be entirely yours.

And grant unto me the gift of your divine mysteries, O Christ our Lord and our God, forever. Amen.

Prayer #15

Your death, O Lord, we commemorate, and your resurrection we confess, and your second coming we look for; and we ask of you mercy and compassion and we implore the forgiveness of sins. Your mercies be upon us all.

Prayer #16

Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name.

Prayer #17

Lord, I bring to mind (name)
I bring him/her before You.

I feel hurt by them Right now I confess any negative feelings I have about them I forgive the wrongs they have done towards me For any deliberate or unintentional things they have done That have caused me pain

In the best way that I know how, I fully forgive them.

I release them to You.

Now that I have forgiven (name) I choose not to hold any grudges towards him/her Thank you that as I am praying now You are freeing my inner world to live again Free from resentment, pain and bitterness Filled with joy, freedom and love.

Amen

Prayer #18

Father, bless me with the wonderful power of forgiveness, give me the grace to unconditionally forgive those who have done me wrong.

Give me the strength to let go of ill-will, the strength to forgive myself of my own failings and sins, knowing that you have already forgiven me.

Free me of all anger, bitterness, hate, and unforgiveness. In the Lord’s name I pray, Amen.

Prayer #19

Lord, just as You so generously forgive me, help me also to forgive others and not keep any form of hate, anger or revenge within my mind. Bestow the power of love upon us all and just as I forgive so too would everyone. In our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ’ s name I pray Amen.

Prayer #20

At this time, I humbly ask Your forgiveness for all my sins. Lord, I ask for wisdom, kindness and endurance. Lead me so that I would not indulge in these sinful acts again.

Prayer #21

Oh Heavenly and Gracious Father, I come before you as a humble servant, thanking You for yet another day of health and strength, for peace of mind, love, and for everything that You have generously bestowed upon me.

Prayer #22

Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true.

Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.

Prayer #23

Lord, today was not a good day for how I treated others. I know I need to apologize. I know that I did that person wrong. I have no excuse for my bad behavior. I have no good reason for harming them. I pray that you place forgiveness on their heart. Mostly, though, I pray that you give them peace for when I do apologize.

I pray that I can make the situation right for them and that I don’t give them the impression that this is normal behavior for people who love you, Lord.

I know you ask that our behavior is a light unto others, and my behavior certainly was not.

Lord, I ask that you give us both the strength to get through this situation and come out the other side better and more in love with you than before. In your name, Amen.

Prayer #24

Lord, I am angry. I am hurt. This person did this thing to me, and I cannot imagine why. I feel so betrayed, and I know you say that I should forgive them, but I don’t know how. I just don’t know how to get over these emotions. How do you do it? How to you constantly forgive us when we screw up and hurt you? Lord, I ask that you give me the strength to forgive.

I ask that you place on my heart a spirit of forgiveness. I know this person said they were sorry. They know what they did was wrong. I may never forget what they did, and I’m sure our relationship will never be the same, but I don’t want to live with this burden of anger and hatred any longer. Lord, I want to forgive. Please, Lord, help my heart and mind embrace it. In your name, Amen.

Prayer #25

Lord, please forgive me for what I have done to you. I offer up this forgiveness prayer in hopes that you will look at my mistakes and know that I did not mean to hurt you.

I know you know I’m not perfect. I know that what I did went against you, but I hope that you will forgive me, just as you forgive others me. I will try, Lord, to change.

I will make every attempt to not give into temptation again.

I know that you are the most important thing in my life, Lord, and I know that what I did was disappointing. I ask, God, that you provide me with guidance in the future.

I ask for the discerning ear and open heart to hear and feel what you are telling me to do. I pray that I will have the understanding to remember this time and that you give me the strength to go in a different direction.

Lord, thank you for all you do for me. I pray that you pour your grace upon me. In your name, Amen.

Here is a great video that will empower you to demonstrate grace and forgiveness for your fellow man.

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How to ask God for forgiveness

Prayer Of Forgiveness From A Guilty Sinner

Prayer for forgiveness is needed for every believer. Anyone who has had to apologize for knowingly or inadvertently causing harm or pain knows the feeling of relief that comes with receiving forgiveness and a free conscience.

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Thanks to the prayer for forgiveness of sin, you can not only remove the heavy burden from your soul, but also see the path that you must take so that life brings joy and is full of peace.

A prayer for forgiveness from God

Father God, I kneel before You knowing that I have sinned against You in so many different ways.. in what I have said and done as well as in the dirty thoughts that flood through my mind.

I know that I am a sinner and as such I was the cause of the Lord Jesus being crucified on the cruel cross to take the punishment that I justly deserve – to pay that price for MY sins.

Lord I know that I am unworthy to come before You, but I ask Your forgiveness of all my sins, for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ — Who died for me at Calvary.

Wash me I pray in the purifying blood of Jesus. Cleanse me from all my sins.

Fill my heart with righteous thoughts and clean desires, for I no longer want to wallow in the cesspit of sin that has for so long separated me from You.

Thank You Lord that You have promised that all who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour will have their sins forgiven forever. Praise You Lord for Your grace and mercy on me -a sinner saved by grace, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Kid’s prayer for forgiveness

Dear Lord Jesus, I am sorry that I have been naughty and disobeyed my parents. I know I should listen to them but sometimes I don’t want to and then I get into trouble. I don’t want to disobey but sometimes I do and I know that it makes them mad — and then they are mad with me and I am mad back at them.

Dear Jesus, please forgive me for disobeying and help me to listen to my parents next time and to do what they tell me to do. Thank You that even when I am naughty You still love me.

Thank You Jesus for dying for me on the cross and thank You for taking the punishment for my sins when I am naughty. Thank You that You rose back to life again and went to heaven so that I can be forgiven and go to heaven too. Thank You that you never stop loving me even when I do disobey and help me to be good in the future. Thank You Jesus,

Amen

Sinner prayer

Father, the weight of my sins weigh heavily on my conscience and I know that there is no righteousness in me. I come to You pleading for Your great mercy, and repent of all the many sins that I have committed against You so grievously.

Lord I confess that in my pride and arrogance I even joked about Your existence and blasphemed You in word and deed and yet I discover that You sent Your only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to be the only acceptable sacrifice to pay the price for my sins.

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Lord I kneel before You broken in heart for the wrong that I have done against You and beg for Your grace and mercy on a pitiful sinner, who has come to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord – and that He is my Saviour and Redeemer. Wash away all my sins I pray and cleanse both my mouth and my thoughts from the filth that has poured forth from my blackened heart.

Lord I come in humility of heart and brokenness of spirit and pray and thank You that in Your mercy You sent Jesus to be the price for my sins. Thank You for Your promise that all who believe in Him will not perish but have their sins forgiven and receive the free gift of eternal life.

Thank You that I have been saved by Your grace – simply by trusting in the blood of Christ, in Whose name I pray,

Amen

Prayer to forgive other people

Father, there are certain things that have recently happened to me that have been so painful that I am finding it quite difficult to forgive others – and yet I know that this is Your will for each one of Your children – knowing that forgiving others in our hearts has a beautiful secondary function, of opening up our hearts and lives to Your warming love and perfect peace.

Lord I want to forgive others, but there seems to be a sort of blockage that is causing me to hold fast to my anger and hurt. Please Father God, in Your goodness and grace, would You please help me to forgive fully, freely and forever so that I may be released from this sharp pain of unforgiveness, which seems to be holding my heart in an icy, iron grip.

Lord You have promised in Your word that Your grace is sufficient for every trial and each difficulty in life – and I trust that this means that Your grace is sufficient to bring me to that point of genuine and gracious forgiveness.

And so I cast this unforgiveness at Your feet and pray that You would forgive ME for holding onto my unforgiving heart for so long – knowing that in Christ Jesus You have forgiven me so much.

Thank You Lord for dying on the cross for me and for forgiving all my sins – thank You that Your grace is sufficient for me – in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

Your death, O Lord, we commemorate, and your resurrection we confess, and your second coming we look for; and we ask of you mercy and compassion and we implore the forgiveness of sins. Your mercies be upon us all.

Prayers for the remission of sins can rightfully be called miraculous and healing. In the process of turning to God, we completely abstract from life's fuss and all we want is the generosity of our Father, his forgiveness for our actions, thoughts and intentions, which are caused by the weakness of the spirit and inability to resist the temptations of life.

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Why I’m a Guilty Sinner and Needed Forgiveness

Prayer Of Forgiveness From A Guilty Sinner

Today I want to express how grateful and thankful I am for my Salvation.

So, why would I even NEED salvation? 

After all, I don’t consider myself that “bad of a sinner“…

I haven’t robbed any banks or committed any murders or stole my best friend’s husband.

In fact, I’ve never smoked, nor tasted a drop of alcohol, nor even cursed in my life…

I stood at the marriage altar in purity… but still I am a sinner and was a sinner in great need of Salvation.

You see, I can’t keep the whole law…

God knows I’m not able to do so.

The Ten Commandments are a mirror…it shows us our flaws and shortcomings.

There’s not one human being on the face of this earth that can keep the law to perfection.

Reality… God’s Holy Word says we’re all sinners.

Everyone has failed to keep The Ten Commandments.

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23

What is SIN anyway? 

It’s ANYTHING we do that displeases God.

It takes just ONE sin to become a sinner.

Are YOU a sinner?  Let’s consider this…

Everyone at one time has told a lie.  Most of us have to admit that we’re a thief…perhaps you snatched a piece of candy that didn’t belong to you.  Most of us have to admit we’ve lusted after someone.  Have you ever put something in priority before God? Have you ever had a bad thought? Have you ever been envious of what someone else has?

The fact is, we CAN’T keep the Ten Commandments, we’re sinners.  Plain and simple.  Nothing to argue there.

If we’re guilty of sin, we can’t enter into the Holy Presence of God in Heaven.

But there’s HOPE!  Great News…

I’ve obtained “Salvation” through God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

When I speak of “Salvation,” I’m referring to being saved from God’s wrath and eternal punishment because there is a price for our sin.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”Romans 6:23

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”  Revelation 20:15

*If you’d to read more about Hell –the “eternal punishment,” visit this church’s website which offers a deeper discussion on the topic: http://www.believethebible.org/eternal-punishment/

I’m thankful to Jesus Christ who paid the price for my sin so that I could FREELY obtain salvation and escape the eternal punishment, my due justice for sin.

I’ve been purchased and bought with a price — I’ve been redeemed through Jesus’ blood that He shed on the cross for me.

He paid our penalty of sin…because He Loves YOU and me!

Jesus was beaten, flesh being ripped off his back, spat upon, a crown of thorns forced upon His head, hands and feet nailed to a cross. He was hung on the cross to die in shame.  It’s evident that His love for you and me surpasses any human being’s love here on earth…

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:5

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”   I Peter 2:24

Let it be known that Jesus willingly laid down His life for YOU! 

The cruel death was something He could have escaped from. He loved you enough to GIVE His life for you!

“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”  Matthew 26:3

“No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.”  John 10:18

By the way, Jesus did NOT STAY dead…He is God in the flesh and rose from the dead three days later…

“Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.” Romans 6:9

*If you’d to read more about Jesus’ Resurrection, then visit this site, “Evidence for the Resurrection.

Salvation can NOT be earned…

What if I could get myself to Heaven?  It’s not possible because I can’t keep the law, but if I did, I’d be boasting and not giving God glory and honor as I should.  You have to realize that you can’t earn your way to Heaven by good works or perfect church attendance.

Again, as stated in John 3:16 above, Jesus paid the price for us.  By faith, we accept His gift of salvation.  We trust Jesus to get us to Heaven.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”  Ephesians 2:8,9

Why I can’t depend on any priest to obtain Salvation…

Once Jesus offered up Himself as our Ultimate sacrifice, He became our High Priest.  We no longer have to go to any priest to sacrifice the blood of animals for our sins as was done in the Old Testament.  We go to Jesus only for forgiveness of sin and accept His redemption.

“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”

Hebrews 10:10-12

So, exactly HOW does one receive Salvation?

This is the EASIEST part of all.  It’s a “Gift“…and you don’t even have to pay for it!  You just receive it.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.“

Romans 10: 9-13

All you need to do right now is believe on the Lord Jesus.  Bow your head to pray… Confess that you’re a sinner in need of Jesus’ free gift of salvation.

  It doesn’t matter what sin you’ve committed or what race you are…He died and paid the price for your sin.  Please, please accept Him today.  Accept Him right now before it’s too late.

  We really don’t know when our last day here on earth will be!

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This Weeks Memory Verse:

Reference Words:

  • Redeem – To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum.  To set free; rescue or ransom.
  • Covenant – A binding agreement; a compact.
  • Reverence – A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love; veneration.

*Originally posted September  1, 2013

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4 Prayers for Forgiveness — For Self and Others

Prayer Of Forgiveness From A Guilty Sinner

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?

Prayer to God for Forgiveness of Sins

Even while I encourage you to pray this prayer, I caution you that saying words alone will not save you. Prayer doesn’t save. Only Christ can save. But prayer can be a means of reaching out to the Lord in true saving faith. If you pray these words in faith, Christ will save you. You can be sure of that.

Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true.

Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.

If you have prayed this prayer in sincere faith, you may want to put your initials by the prayer along with today’s date as a reminder that you have come to Christ in faith, trusting him as your Lord and Savior.
— Dr Ray Pritchard

Prayer for Forgiving  Others

Dear Merciful Lord,
Thank you for your gift of forgiveness. Your only Son loved me enough to come to earth and experience the worst pain imaginable so I could be forgiven.

Your mercy flows to me in spite of my faults and failures. Your Word says to “clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” (Col.

3:14) Help me demonstrate unconditional love today, even to those who hurt me. 

I understand that even though I feel scarred, my emotions don’t have to control my actions. Father, may Your sweet words saturate my mind and direct my thoughts.

Help me release the hurt and begin to love as Jesus loves. I want to see my offender through my Savior’s eyes. If I can be forgiven, so can he. I understand there are no levels to your love.

We are all your children, and your desire is that none of us should perish.

You teach us to “let the peace that comes from Christ rule in our hearts.” (Col. 3:15) When I forgive in words, allow your Holy Spirit to fill my heart with peace. I pray this peace that only comes from Jesus will rule in my heart, keeping out doubt and questions. And above all, I am thankful.

Not just today, not just this week, but always. Thank you for the reminder, “Always be thankful.” (Col. 3:15) With gratitude I can draw closer to you and let go of unforgiveness. With gratitude I can see the person who caused my pain as a child of the Most High God. Loved and accepted.

Help me find the compassion that comes with true forgiveness.

And when I see the person who hurt me, bring this prayer back to my remembrance, so I can take any ungodly thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. (2 Cor. 10:5) And may the confidence of Christ in my heart guide me into the freedom of forgiveness. I praise you for the work you are doing in my life, teaching and perfecting my faith. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
— Kristine Brown

Short Prayer to Forgive Others

Dear Lord, I thank You for the power of forgiveness, and I choose to forgive everyone who has hurt me. Help me set [name anyone who has offended you] free and release them to You [Romans 12:19].

Help me bless those who have hurt me [Romans 12:14]. Help me walk in righteousness, peace, and joy, demonstrating Your life here on earth. I choose to be kind and compassionate, forgiving others, just as You forgave me [Ephesians 4:32].

In Jesus’ name, amen.
— Debbie Przybylski

Short Prayer to Forgive Yourself

Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus' name. 
— Sarah Coleman

Matthew West — Forgiveness (Official Lyric Video) from matthew-west on GodTube.

Matthew 6:14-15 — For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

1 John 1:9 — If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Isaiah 1:18 — “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be wool. 

Micah 7:18-19 — Who is a God you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Mark 11:25 — And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” 

Colossians 3:13 — Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32 — Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Luke 17:3-4 — So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” 

Read more Bible Verses on Forgiveness at BibleStudyTools.com

If you've been set free from sin and the hurt from others, comment below so that others can live in freedom through forgiveness too! Be a light to our online community and recieve encouragement for your own walk of faith. 

This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray.

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