As Christians, we are called to be more Christ-like. Jesus himself sacrificed his life on the cross in order to forgive all of mankind for their sins. Christ wants us to forgive each other for our sins and demonstrate the grace that God has so generously provided us. These powerful prayers for forgiveness of sins and others will help to put your heart at peace.
Forgive My Sin Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you have forgiven my sin at the cross. You have promised that my transgressions will be removed as far as the east is from the west. As I reflect on the many ways I have failed to do the right thing, I come to you in repentance and faith, trusting that all my sins have been washed away by Jesus’ blood. Give me assurance that I am clothed in your righteousness and that I am blameless before you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Redemption and Mercy Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Your word says that, in Jesus, I have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of your grace. Thank you that all my sins have been forgiven and that all my failures have been redeemed. Remind me that your mercy is new every morning and teach me to rely on that mercy. Although my sin and shame are deep, your grace is much deeper. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Nailed to the Cross Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you will never leave me or forsake me. I have sinned against you and against others. You have promised that, if I confess my sin, you are faithful to forgive my sin and purify me from all unrighteousness. Thank you that I can always rely on you to carry out what you have promised. Thank you that all my sin was nailed to the cross with Jesus and I no longer need to carry it. Hear my prayer for forgiveness today Lord and enable me to live for you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Have Mercy Prayer
Everlasting Father, thank you that you are merciful and forgiving to your people, even though we have rebelled against you. Many times I have turned away from you to try and rule over my own life. I have sinned in thought, word and deed but your mercy is greater than my sin. Your love is bigger than my rebellion. You have said that my faith will never be put to shame when my trust is in you. Forgive me Lord, and guide my words, thoughts and deeds today that I may live in a way that glorifies you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
No Condemnation Prayer
Compassionate Father, thank you that you have forgiven me and given me the gift of abundant, eternal life. You have said you are the God who blots out my transgressions and remembers my sins no more. When I am reminded of my past failures, free me from despair and shame. My debt has been completely paid by Jesus. I am free from condemnation, free from guilt and free from shame. Let me be transformed into your likeness through the presence of your Holy Spirit living in me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Purify Me Prayer
Faithful Father, you are the God who redeems and rescues his people. When I am overwhelmed with shame, help me look to you. You have said that you will settle the matter – though my sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Remind me that I have been purified by you, the curse of sin no longer has any hold on me. Though I stumble, you do not fail to forgive. May my life be filled with praise to you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Pardon My Sin Prayer
Mighty God, there is no god like you. You pardon sin and forgive the transgressions of your people. You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on me; you will tread my sins under your feet and will hurl all my iniquities into the depths of the sea. I do not deserve your love but you give it freely, as a gift of your grace. May I find rest, free from accusation and condemnation in your arms. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for helping me find complete forgiveness in you. I confess that I have looked elsewhere for the satisfaction that only you can provide. I confess that I have failed to love you with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I confess I have failed to love others and have acted selfishly. I confess that I have not displayed your love to those around me. I repent and ask you for forgiveness. My failures, selfishness and pride have been forgiven through your death on the cross. Empower me to change Lord and live more like you. In your powerful name. Amen.
Lord God, I have sinned against you and have done evil in your sight. I am sorry and repent. Have mercy on me according to your love. Wash away my wrongdoing and cleanse me from my sin. Renew a right heart within me and fill me with the joy of your salvation. You are the Father of all mercy, forgive my sin and restore me in your image, to the praise and glory of your name. Hear my prayer, O Lord, my God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Deliver Me from Judgement Prayer
O Lord my God, in my sin I have avoided your call and command. My love for you is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes away early. Have mercy on me; deliver me from judgment; bind up my wounds and revive me. You are the almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners. Hear my prayer of confession and bring me your pardon and peace, now and forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Transform My Heart Prayer
Most merciful God, Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, I confess that I have sinned in thought, word and deed. I have not loved you with my whole heart and I have not loved my neighbor as myself. I have ignored your commands and rejected your love. In your mercy, please forgive me and transform my heart. Empower me through your Holy Spirit to imitate Christ. Help me to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, my God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Forgive and Restore Me Prayer
Eternal Father, I often wander away and stray from your ways like a lost sheep. I have followed the desires of my own heart. I have left undone those things that I should have done; and I have done those things that I should not have done. But you, O Lord of mercy, are the Good Shepherd who pursues lost sheep. Forgive and restore me, according to your promises which never fail. Help me to live a righteous and godly life, to the glory of your holy name. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
New Life Prayer
Almighty God, thank you that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. I confess to you with my whole heart that I have neglected and forgotten your commandments. My actions, words and thoughts have hurt others. O God, forgive me and raise me to newness of life through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Almighty God, have mercy on me, forgive my sins, and bring me to everlasting life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Forgive My Transgressions Prayer
Holy Lord, I can not count the number of times I have failed and sinned against you and against others. Although there is a long list of accusations against me, I praise you that every item on that list can be forgiven through the redeeming work of Jesus on the cross. My transgressions will not stand against me, for all of them have been laid on Christ. Help me to subdue my sin, and grant me the grace to live a life worthy of you. Rule over me as my loving and gracious king. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Free From Shame Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you know my every need. When I fail, you forgive. When I stumble, you show mercy. When I am hurting, you are compassionate. When I drift, you pursue me. When I am unfaithful to you, you remain faithful to me. Your word says that my faith will never be put to shame when my trust is in you. Let me trust wholeheartedly in you and live a life that is free from shame. In you, I can find everything I need. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prone to Wander Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you have plans for me that are for my good and your glory. Though I am prone to wander from your path, you pursue me and draw me back to you. Forgive me, Lord, for the times I have strayed. You have promised that your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Remind me that, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus I am at peace with you. Let that peace fill my whole life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Lamb of God Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, you said that those who have been forgiven much will love much. I confess that I often lack love for you because I lose sight of how much I have been forgiven. No day of my life has passed when I did not need your forgiveness and grace. No day of my life has passed when you have not been willing and able to forgive. I thank you that you are the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. I thank you that, in you, I am free from the fear of death and have received the gift of eternal life. In your mighty name. Amen.
New Creation Prayer
Creator God, I thank you that, in Christ, I am a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here. My sin is gone and I have been made righteous. My weakness is gone and I have been given your strength. My shame has gone and I have been given your joy. My chains are gone and my heart has been set free! In your great mercy, you have given me a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Let my mouth be filled with praise to you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Undivided Heart Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, thank you that you are my strength and my song, you fill my heart with joy. I rejoice in your forgiveness and the grace that you have shown me throughout my life. Please renew my heart and mind. Give me an undivided heart and place a new spirit within me. Remove my heart of stone and give me a heart of flesh. Help me to imitate you through the empowering work of your Holy Spirit who lives in me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Help Me Forgive Prayer
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, thank you that you hear and answer my prayers. You have said that, when I pray, if I am holding anything against anyone, I should forgive them so that you will forgive my sins and hear my prayer. Lord forgive me for my sins and help me to forgive those who have sinned against me. Make me aware of any lack of forgiveness that is in my heart and give me the strength I need to forgive. Increase my faith that I may forgive others freely in the same way you have forgiven me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
My Debt Is Paid Prayer
Everlasting Father, forgive me for the pain that I have caused to other people. My debt has been paid in full by Jesus’ precious blood. The curse of sin no longer has a hold on me. Whoever the Son sets free is free indeed. Help me to live in that freedom. As I have been forgiven by you, help me to forgive others. May I be gracious because you have been gracious to me. May I show compassion on others as you have been compassionate to me. Let me love others in the way you have loved me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Grace Alone Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that, even though I have wandered away from you, you have pursued me. You left the riches of heaven to seek me out. You paid the cost that my sin deserved. By your blood, I have redemption and salvation. You died in my place and I receive your righteousness. In your resurrection, I receive newness of life, through grace and grace alone. Awaken my sleeping soul. Shine your light of love into my heart. Help me to run my race by putting my faith in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Unrelenting Love Prayer
Wonderful God, you are full of power and glory yet I can draw near to you because of your forgiveness and grace. You are the one who holds the heavens and commands the stars yet you reach down to bless me with your unrelenting love. Thank you that I am a child of your promise, I am loved by you, I have received your everlasting kindness and have been forgiven through the sacrificial blood of Jesus. You turn tragedy into victory and pain into praise. I rejoice in your tender mercy. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Depths of Mercy Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you because you are always good to me. You always act in my best interests. I am sorry for the times when I have gone astray, forgetting your grace and chasing the fleeting pleasures of the world. Remind me again of the depths of your mercy. Your death has conquered my sin. You have made a way for me to be welcomed back into your family when I had wandered. Fill my heart with my love and fill my eyes with your glory so that I may live a life of joyful obedience to you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Unlimited Compassion Prayer
Heavenly Father, I thank you because there are no limits to your compassion and mercy. I come to you on my knees in repentance, confessing my sin and trusting that you forgive. Show me mercy once again Lord and fill me with your love. Your love surpasses knowledge. Your love eases the fear. Your love transforms my heart. I believe you forgive freely and overflow with mercy. I believe that you hear me, not because of my works but because of your grace. Increase my faith in you Lord so that my life will reflect your glory to others. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.