Prayer for Forgiveness
Father God, I come before you to ask for your mercy and forgiveness for (state thing you are repenting for).
Father, I love you and want to keep your commands (John 14:15) and I did not keep your commands when I did (state thing you are repenting for). I repent for doing it and I thank you that you are faithful to forgive me because I have confessed it (1 John 1:9).
Holy Spirit, I know that somewhere along my life I must have learned that doing this wrong thing was actually the right thing. I know this deception must be the root of the sin because it is my desire to do things God’s way. I ask you to help me discover how this deception entered my life, and help me understand Your perspective. I’m convinced that when I know the truth, It will set me free.
Heavenly Father, help me to see what my life will be like beyond this sin, I know deception is the only thing keeping me from the amazing life You have for me, so I only want Truth in my heart.
You have also covered it with the blood of Jesus so that it is as though it never happened, and now you will give me a time of refreshing (Ephesians 1:7, Psalm 103:12, Acts 3:19-20).
I am so thankful that you are never angry with me, but rather delight to show me mercy (Micah 7:18). I know You are the answer and very much want me to come closer to you in these times. You want us to fight together, You’re on my side, no matter what.
Finally, Father, if I am holding any unforgiveness towards anyone, I forgive them as you forgave me (Mathew 6:12). I release them completely from anything I have against them. They have no debt with me.
I thank You for Your mercy and I thank You for Your grace, Lord.
In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray and declare these things,