4 Prayers for Forgiveness – For Self and Others
We have also downloaded a beautiful PDF version of these prayers for you to download and keep with you as you pursue God’s love and grace, whether we are seeking forgiveness for our own sins or asking God to help us forgive others.
Prayer to God for Forgiveness of Sins
Dr. Ray Pritchard’s prayer: “Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life,” she writes. “I want to see my offender through my Savior’s eyes, so I can draw closer to you and let go of unforgiveness.”
Short Prayer to Forgive Others
I choose to be kind and compassionate, forgiving others, just as You forgave me [Ephesians 4:32]. In Jesus’ name, amen. Debbie Przybylski asks God to help her forgive everyone who has hurt her.
Short Prayer to Forgive Yourself
Sarah Coleman begs God to forgive her for the hurtful words she’s said about herself, saying, “I don’t want to abuse myself in such a way again.” “Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me,” she says, adding, “In Jesus’ name, I ask that I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life.”
Bible Verses About Forgiveness
Matthew 6:14-15: Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you. John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins. Isaiah 1:18: “Though your sins be like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” Ephesians 4:31-32 – Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, as well as every form of malice.
How do you repent and ask God for forgiveness?
Ask God to forgive you for what you’ve done. Just as you would with other people, you must ask to be forgiven after saying you’re sorry. There is no special prayer you must pray to earn God’s forgiveness; all you have to do is ask him to forgive you through Jesus Christ and believe that he will.
How does God teach us to forgive?
u201cBe kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God forgave you in Christ.u201d u201cFor if you forgive others when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.u201d
How do you ask God for forgiveness for hurting someone?
Please forgive me for what I’ve done to you; I’m praying for forgiveness in the hopes that you will see my mistakes and understand that I didn’t mean to hurt you. I know you know I’m not perfect, and I know what I did was wrong, but I hope you will forgive me, just as you have forgiven others like me.
What are the three worst sins?
They are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth, according to the standard list, all of which are contrary to the seven heavenly virtues.
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What is a good Bible verse for forgiveness?
And if you have anything against anyone, forgive them as you stand praying, so that your father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
What sins Cannot be forgiven by God?
There are three verses in the Christian Scriptures that deal with unforgivable sin: “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven,” says Matthew (12: 31-32).
Are there any unforgivable sins?
Several passages in the Synoptic Gospels, including Mark 3:28u201329, Matthew 12:31u201332, and Luke 12:10, as well as other New Testament passages like Hebrews 6:4-6, Hebrews 10:26u201331, and 1 John 5:16, specify one eternal or unforgivable sin (blasphemy against the Holy Spirit), also known as the sin unto death.
How do you pray for repentance?
Lord, forgive me for I have sinned before you; wash away my sin, purify me, and help me to turn away from this sin; lead me instead to walk in your way, leaving behind my old life and beginning a new life in you.
What are the four stages of forgiveness?
The four steps are as follows:
- Uncover your rage. Decide to forgive. Practice forgiveness. Break free from emotional confinement.
Why does God want us to forgive?
We are told to forgive over and over because that is what Jesus has done for us; God forgives us of our sins regardless of the circumstances and still loves us; we are called to love thy neighbor, including our enemies and those who do not live by God’s words.
What does the Bible say about revenge?
u201cBless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse; do not repay anyone evil for evil. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath,u201d says the Apostle Paul in Romans chapter 12: u201cIt is mine to avenge; I will repay,u201d says the Lord.
Can you pray for someone to be forgiven?
u201cLord, I know you want me to pray for this person, but I pray your will in this person’s life. I pray they turn to you for guidance and forgiveness, and see how much they have hurt me. Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective, and a heart to want to forgive.u201d
How do you repent from hurting someone?
When you hurt someone, make it a habit to ask for forgiveness; it costs nothing to say “I’m sorry.” Demonstrate a repentant heart by talking to the person you hurt and expressing regret for your actions.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.