Prayer for Repentance

Lord, I praise you because you sent Jesus to die for our sins. Through him, we have forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

Thank you for your mercy because you have promised that if we repent you will forgive us and cleanse us from unrighteousness.

psalm 51:2 bible verse

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2

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Your love for this world amazes me and reminds me that you are a caring Father who wants to see his children prosper and succeed in life.

I repent for all the ways I have sinned against you and others. My words and actions have not always lined up with your word and they have hurt others.

Many times I wanted to have my way without considering the interests and concerns of others (Philippians 2:4).

I have disobeyed your commands and gotten into trouble.

Forgive me for my sins and shortcomings.

Help me identify my secret sins because they are buried deep in my heart. It’s not always easy to identify the things I hide in my heart but I know that you can help me (Psalm 90:8).

You promised that your Holy Spirit is my Helper and ready to help me with anything I struggle with.

I need all the help I can get.

When I am scared to lay my heart before you, give me the courage to do so. I want to pour out my heart to you without hiding anything (Psalm 62:8).

Many times I fear what you will say and I find it hard to face you when I know I have offended you.

Thank you for loving me enough to forgive me and help me get back on the right track. I have lost my way and I need you to help me find my way back to your loving arms.

Forgive me for the times I put myself in harm’s way not thinking about the consequences of my actions. Many times I have suffered unnecessarily because of not thinking before taking action.

I have gotten ahead of myself and have made many mistakes and wrong turns. Help me to carefully consider my actions beforehand so that I will make the right decisions (Proverbs 29:20).

I have harbored bitterness in my heart toward those who hurt me and took me for granted. Their actions hurt me and left me feeling betrayed and I keep rehashing what they did to me.

I have been vengeful toward them and my heart is full of ill will toward them (Romans 12:19).

Forgive me for allowing myself to be overtaken by sin. I know you have freed me from slavery to sin and I ask that you help me not to allow sin to enslave me again.

I confess that I have thoughts that are not good and are not in line with your word. I have not obeyed your word that says I should think pure and praiseworthy thoughts.

Not to mention, I have not held my thoughts captive and made them obedient to Christ.

Forgive me and help me take control of my mind (2 Corinthians 10:5).

I know my mind is the prime place the enemy attacks and I don’t want to give him a foothold.

I repent that I have not always been honest with others. I have told white lies and held back information from others (Colossians 3:9).

Forgive me and help me not to fear to speak the truth. You require truth in my inner being and I want to always be a truthful person.

Thank you Lord, for forgiving me and restoring me to wholeness.

You have shown me mercy instead of judgment and I know that with you I can grow and mature in my faith.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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