25 Powerful Prayers for Forgiveness of Sins and Others

Here are the 25 most powerful prayers for forgiveness of sins and forgiving others.

Prayers for Forgiveness of Sins

Past Sinful Life Prayer
Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive today, and hears my prayers. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Forgive Me Sins Prayer
Lord, I repent of all the sin in my life. Please forgive me. Please forgive me in time, and heal my soul. I am truly sorry for the wrong that I have done, and the hurt that I have caused to You as well as theirs. Please forgive me Lord of any pride, rebellion, vanity, jealousy, judging, distrust, prejudice, dishonesty, theft, and greed. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

I Invite Prayer
My God, I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. If there is any sin that I don’t know of, please bring it to my mind that I may repent as well. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Transform My Thoughts Prayer
Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Newness of Life Prayer
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you, through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed, and in what we have left undone. For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us all our offenses; and grant that we may serve you in newness of life. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

I Have Sinned Prayer
Lord, I know that I have sinned time and time again. 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. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Receive Your Forgiveness Prayer
Lord, I have many faults and many sins upon myself, and yet you still love me. 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. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

New Beginning Prayer
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. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Destructive Life Prayer
My Lord, 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 I can make it through with my eyes on You. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Wash Them Away Prayer
Father, I ask for forgiveness for all I have done. Father, you know my heart and my intentions were never to hurt you or anyone else, father I place all my sins in your hands the abortions, hurting the good men you have blessed me with, the cursing, lies, cheating, the bad thoughts and all the other sins I’m not aware of, and I ask that you forgive me and wash them away. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Wash Me Clean Prayer
Father God, I kneel before You knowing that I have sinned against You in so many different ways. In what I have said and done as well as in the dirty thoughts that flood through my mind. I know that I am a sinner and as such, I was the cause of the Lord Jesus being crucified on the cruel cross to take the punishment that I justly deserve – to pay that price for my sins. Please wash my clean and I will make myself pure for You again. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Purifying Blood Prayer
Lord, make me new I pray in the purifying blood of Jesus. Cleanse me from all my sins. Fill my heart with righteous thoughts and clean desires, for I no longer want to wallow in the cesspit of sin that has for so long separated me from You. Thank You Lord that You have promised that all who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour will have their sins forgiven forever. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Be Forgiven Prayer
Dear Jesus, please forgive me for disobeying and help me to listen to You. Thank You that even when I don’t deserve You still love me, even though I know that it makes You very sad when I don’t do as I should. Thank You Jesus for dying for me on the cross and thank You for taking the punishment for my sins when I sin. Thank You that You rose back to life again and went to heaven so that I can be forgiven and go to heaven too. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayers for Forgiveness of Others

Walk In Righteousness Prayer
Dear Lord, I thank You for the power of forgiveness, and I choose to forgive everyone who has hurt me. Help me set the person who hurt me free and release them to You. Help me bless those who have hurt me. Help me walk in righteousness, peace, and joy, demonstrating Your life here on earth. I choose to be kind and compassionate, forgiving others, just as You forgave me. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Mercy Flows Prayer
My Lord, Thank you for your gift of forgiveness. Your only Son loved me enough to come to earth and experience the worst pain imaginable so I could be forgiven. Your mercy flows to me in spite of my faults and failures. Your Word says to “clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony”. Help me demonstrate unconditional love today, even to those who hurt me. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Through the Savior’s Eyes Prayer
Oh my God, I understand that even though I feel scarred, my emotions don’t have to control my actions. Father, may Your sweet words saturate my mind and direct my thoughts. Help me release the hurt and begin to love as Jesus loves. I want to see my offender through my Savior’s eyes. If I can be forgiven, so can he. I understand there are no levels to your love. We are all your children, and your desire is that none of us should perish. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

I am Thankful Prayer
Lord, You teach us to “let the peace that comes from Christ rule in our hearts.” When I forgive in words, allow your Holy Spirit to fill my heart with peace. I pray this peace that only comes from Jesus will rule in my heart, keeping out doubt and questions. And above all, I am thankful. Not just today, not just this week, but always. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Let go of Unforgiveness Prayer
My God, thank you for the reminder, “Always be thankful.” With gratitude, I can draw closer to you and let go of unforgiveness. With gratitude, I can see the person who caused my pain as a child of the Most High God. Loved and accepted. Help me find the compassion that comes with true forgiveness. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Confidence of Christ Prayer
My Lord, I am hurt but I don’t want to be. Help me that when I see the person who hurt me, bring this prayer back to my remembrance, so I can take any ungodly thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. And may the confidence of Christ in my heart guide me into the freedom of forgiveness. I praise you for the work you are doing in my life, teaching and perfecting my faith. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Forgive the Wrongs Prayer
Heavenly Father, I feel hurt by them right now. I confess any negative feelings I have about them and 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. Please help them and please help me. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Understanding of Forgiving Prayer
Father, I need your help and your insights. Today I have gained a better understanding of forgiving others and with your help, I fully forgive from my heart. Although I have been sinned against, I know I myself have sinned against others. You have freely forgiven me, so I forgive them as well. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Heal my Relationships Prayer
Father, I ask you to forgive me for hurting others out of my own hurt and to heal my relationships with others. I pray all of this in Jesus’ precious name and by whom all forgiveness and healing were made possible. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Troubled Heart Prayer
Lord, you promised that when I seek You with all our heart, I will find You. I seek only after You. I ask that you still my troubled heart, calm my wayward mind, as I seek to forgive who wronged me. I’m never going to be able to figure this out on my own, and right now I’m leaning heavily on You. Steer my heart and my mind. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Anxiety Prayer
My God, I give you all the anxieties and bad feelings of others that I feel and I release them all to You. I know You will grant forgiveness of my sins, so help me forgive them as well. I ask that you please so, as I truly want this. I open up my life so that it becomes like an open book before You. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Warming Love Prayer
Father, there are certain things that have recently happened to me that have been so painful that I am finding it quite difficult to forgive others – and yet I know that this is Your will for each one of Your children – knowing that forgiving others in our hearts has a beautiful secondary function, of opening up our hearts and lives to Your warming love and perfect peace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Sharp Pain of Unforgiveness Prayer
Lord, I want to forgive others, but there seems to be a sort of blockage that is causing me to hold fast to my anger and hurt. Please Father God, in Your goodness and grace, would You please help me to forgive fully, freely and forever so that I may be released from this sharp pain of unforgiveness, which seems to be holding my heart in an icy, iron grip. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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