Merciful Heavenly Father, You are so great, greater than what we can imagine. You are the Father of fathers, God of gods, King of Kings. You deserve our praise. All that You have created bow to You and say, You are a real God, and above all things, You are Glorious.
Father, we lift up our hearts and souls in repentance, seeking Your face and asking for forgiveness. We know that You offer love, forgiveness, and restoration. Because of Your love, You sent Your only Son, Jesus Christ to come and submit Himself for our sins.
He did. For us, he accepted to be called a sinner while He was not a sinner. He accepted our shame and carried our cross for us. For us, he was beaten up and hung on the cross.
Had it not been for His grace, where would we be? We believe that He is a Son of God, who died for our sins on the cross, buried but on the third day, He rose from the dead and ascended to Heaven.
Jesus is alive!
He is alive! We thank You Jesus, our Saviour, that You are our Arbiter, and, with Your graceful blood, we are able to enter freely to the throne of our Father, and ask forgiveness for our bad deeds.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we come and kneel down in front of Your Holy place, confessing that we are all held accountable to You, as we are all sinners, and have fallen short of Your glory.
We have all stumbled in many ways. We have aroused Your wrath in many different ways. And we have made a distance from You. In Psalm 106: 6-7, it reads: “We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly… They did not remember Your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.”
Repentance of all sins
Just like them, our choices have led us to the wrong places. Father, we have heard Your Holy Spirit’s voice a thousand times but we have paid no heed. Instead, we have been listening to the voice of the enemy, and entering into temptations and deceits that always lead us away from You. And as a result, we have been in disasters.
We have wasted Your possessions. We have buried the talents You entrusted us with. Lord, we have not made any return. We have hidden even what does not belong to us, as did Ananiah and Sapphire, and thus we have come to be in debt. Our debt is more than what we can pay.
Wrath of the Lord
Your wrath has come upon us. Woe to us! We have involved ourselves in fornication; legitimizing homosexuality and lesbianism, calling it ‘civilization. Raping even our own young children has become normal, committing adultery even publicly has been given all rights. We have killed Your creation Father; numberless abortion, killings and other deeds just for bodily things.
We have been worshiping gods. Your law insists on not worshiping gods, but we have not wanted to hear that. We search for other gods’ power. But in the book of Jeremiah 17: 5-6 it is written: “….. Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. He will be like a bush in the wastelands and he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.”
Also, it is written in Mark 12:30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Repentance of selfishness
There is no commandment greater than these.” In spite of knowing that, We have not loved You, but instead we have loved ourselves and turned our hearts to the love of things and mostly money, to extent of worshiping it.
We have been so selfish. We do not love our neighbors as we do to ourselves. Lord, we have done nothing to help people in need. O woe to us!
Father, we have sinned much! We have sought after schemes and being in pomp. We have not abided by Your laws, but we have become like beasts. And now look at us; we are startling and quivering here and there, searching for help…
But blessed be our God, that there is a way found out, of agreeing with our accuser, for if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, who is the Propitiation for our sins. For His sake, we entreat You Father, blot out all our transgressions and enter not into judgement with us.
If we confess our sins…
Jesus is our Guarantor who restored all for us. Father, it is written in 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleans us from all unrighteousness.” His mercy and grace is a gift He offers to us due to His great Love, not based on anything good we have done.
As it is written, in Psalm 107:6 – “Then they cried out to the Lord in their troubles and He delivered them from their distresses.” We humbly come to Your Holy throne Father, covered with Jesus’ blood. We are desperate need for Your forgiveness.
You have promised in 2 Chronicles 7:14 – ” If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Father, we humble ourselves. We have decided to turn to You.
Hear our cries
Hear our cries of repentance and cleanse us with Your Son’s precious blood. Through Your Son, let us be reconciled to You Father. Let the record of our debts that stand against us with legal demands be cancelled with His blood and set aside, to be nailed to the cross of Christ, so that we may be made alive together again with Him.
Be merciful toward our iniquities and remember our sins no more Father. Speak peace to us and let us hear joy and happiness again. Let the blood of Jesus purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Lord, heal our land. Heal the air we breath. Heal also our dead bodies, Father.
Heavenly Father, give us grace to forgive our enemies, to love each other and bless those who curse us. We know that our repentance won’t eliminate the consequences of our sins. Knowing that, we ask You to not hold our sins to our account; Father. Remember them no more. Place them as far as east is from the west. Thank You, Father, for Your grief that produces repentance, and now we know that we have salvation. We look forward receiving the fruits of this repentance in the days ahead. We ask all this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.