Prayer For Forgiveness

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Lord, I praise you for you sent Jesus to die for my sins.

Because of this, you have forgiven me and cleansed me from all unrighteousness.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

However, I am struggling to forgive others who have offended me and betrayed my trust for them.

I am stuck and need your help to move on.
I find it hard to forgive those who have wronged me because I feel like they will go scot-free and it bothers me.

They don’t seem remorseful and my heart is full of vengefulness toward them. That is not how I want to feel and I come to you for help so I can forgive them.
I repent for holding grudges toward those who have wronged me.

Today I release them from my heart and mind and wish them well.

I speak a blessing over each of them and I will treat them with love and respect just like you ask me to in your word.

I’ll repay them with good where they have treated me with wickedness. 

Because I am struggling to forgive, I seek the help of the Holy Spirit who helps me obey your commands.

I recognize my need for your grace to forgive others.

Fill me with your forgiveness which I will pour out to others.

Matthew 6:12 Bible Verse

Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12

Help me turn away from vengefulness and hatred and embrace love and kindness. 

Heal my heart from the damage caused by those who hurt me.

Erase the pain I feel and show me how to let go of the ill feelings I am carrying in my heart. Free my heart to love again without conditions.

May I find healing within the pages of the Scriptures as I meditate on your encouraging words.
Walk with me on this journey of forgiveness until I am completely healed.

I know it takes a while and help me be patient as you work in my heart. Hold my hand each day as I walk this path of forgiveness. 

Where I need to learn lessons from my hurtful experiences, show me what they are.

Help me avoid mistakes I usually make in relationships and teach me to guard my heart.

Let me see everything I have been through from your perspective and see the good in it.

May everything turn out for my good and bring blessing to my life. 

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 

A Short Prayer For Forgiveness


I come humbly to ask for your forgiveness: not because I deserve it, but because you are good. 

Right now, I repent

I have sinned against you and others, and I cannot atone for that on my own. 

But by the blood of Christ and His work on the cross, I pray that you would wash away my sin and set me back on solid ground. 

Thank you for your amazing grace. 

Transform my heart so that I can live more fully for you. 

In the powerful name of Christ I pray, 


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