We are encouraged to come to God and ask Him for forgiveness. Although we may find this hard and burdensome, it is freeing. Through forgiveness we find freedom. Keep this in mind as you pray.
Use the following prayer prompt.
Today, give praise to God for His gift of forgiveness.
Use these words:
Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am calling on you to forgive me for __________________.
Give me peace, O Lord, as I give myself to You.
O Lord, You are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry ___________________.
I will call to You whenever I’m in trouble regarding ________________ and you will answer me.
(Based on Psalm 86:3-7 NLT)
But if we freely admit that we have sinned, we find God utterly reliable and straightforward—He forgives our sins and makes us thoroughly clean from all that is evil. 1 John 1:9 (PHILLIPS)