The book of first John chapter one vs nine states that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” What this means is that, God is ever ready to forgive us of all our sins provided we come to him and confess with all our heart.
So take a moment to bring to mind the ways that you may have failed God, your friends, and your loved ones with sins you may have committed knowingly or unknowingly and come before God for forgiveness with this prayer. Let us pray
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
Right now I confess any negative feelings I have about my friends and love ones
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 them I choose not to hold any grudges towards them.
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
Lord God, I trust in you today. I thank you that you keep turning the pages of my life.
Every day 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.
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 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. AMEN