Returning to the Forgiving Heart of God
Oh Lord, my Redeemer, I come before You with a heavy heart, weighed down by the weight of my transgressions. The weight of my sin is a burden too heavy to bear alone, and so I seek Your face, O Lord, in this time of repentance.
I acknowledge my sins, the times I have fallen short, and the moments I have chosen my way over Yours. I am truly sorry for the pain my actions have caused, not only to others but to Your loving heart as well.
God, You know my innermost thoughts, and nothing is hidden from Your sight. In Your loving kindness, You sent Your Son, Jesus, to be the propitiation for our sins. Through His sacrifice, the door to redemption and reconciliation was opened.
I ask, dear Father, for Your mercy and forgiveness. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness and create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. May Your Spirit convict and correct me, leading me back to the path of righteousness.
Psalm 51:1-2 Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Prayer of Repentance And Forgiveness
O Loving Father, Your Word says that Your mercies are new every morning. Time and again, I have come to You, in humble repentance, seeking forgiveness, and each time You’ve welcomed me with open arms.
Lord, I am truly humbled by Your unfailing love and the depths of Your mercy. I do not deserve Your grace, but You give it freely. Help me to truly grasp the magnitude of Your forgiveness and to walk in the freedom that it brings.
Lord Jesus, as I receive Your forgiveness, empower me to make amends where I have wronged others. Let the fruit of my repentance be evident in my actions.
Where I have caused pain, grant me the courage to apologize and the wisdom to seek reconciliation. May Your love guide my steps, and may I be an instrument of Your peace and restoration in the lives of those I’ve hurt.
Luke 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
Matthew 3:8 Do those things that will show that you have turned from your sins.
Living A Repentant Life
Holy Spirit, nurture in me a heart that is quick to repent and slow to sin. May I be sensitive to Your leading and promptings. Guard my heart from pride and self-righteousness, and let humility be my mantle.
Oh Heavenly Father, a repentant heart is all that You require from me. A true and sincere confession is all it takes to come back to Your wonderful graces and become anew.
Guide me daily in the ways of the Lord, that I may walk in step with Your will and purpose. Strengthen me to resist temptations and to live a life that is pleasing in Your sight.
Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.
2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Gift Of Forgiveness
Gracious Lord, I thank You for the gift of forgiveness, a gift so precious and undeserved. I dedicate my life anew to You, vowing to honor You with my actions, words, and thoughts.
Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your forgiveness. I believe Your Word which has made me understand that You have come to call all sinners to Yourself.
May my life be a testimony of Your transformative power and grace. Draw me close to Your heart, Lord, and may I always find refuge in Your mercy. In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray. Amen.
2 Corinthians 7:9 Yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.
Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when His righteous judgment will be revealed.