True forgiveness starts with genuine prayer. It is in that place of praying to forgive ourselves or others that healing begins.
The prayers that are listed below will help you as you seek God to forgive you or if you require help to forgive others.
Forgiveness is a big key for staying in a place of love. Without love, your faith falls flat.
Always remember that forgiving is a commandment and not a suggestion. Not forgiving yourself or someone else can even hinder your prayers.
Pray the forgiveness prayers below and experience the freedom God desires you have at all times.
God bless you.
1. A Prayer For Forgiveness of Sins
Father, I've made a mistake and stumbled in my walk with You. I humbly come to You because You have asked me to always come to You when I am burdened.
I ask You to completely forgive me in Jesus Name. All the ways I fell short I cast at Your feet. I receive Your forgiveness and mercy right now. I thank You for wrapping Your loving arms around me in this moment.
Thank You for sending Your Son to take my place and paying the price in full in order that I might receive forgiveness and cleansing from all unrighteousness whenever I ask.
Thank You for Jesus who has given me the gift of eternal life. I believe and I receive all that You have for me through Jesus. Thank You for setting me free.
Please give me the grace and strength to make right decisions going forward from here. I look to You as my Helper. I need You in my life and look to You first in all that I do.
I am forever grateful that I am forgiven and I am loved by You always!
In Jesus Name I pray, amen.
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2. A Short Prayer For Forgiving Someone
Father, I recognize that while I was yet a sinner Christ died for me. He paid the price because He loved me and He gave His life that I might be forgiven when I didn't deserve it.
In this moment of prayer You know who it is that has hurt me. Right now, I forgive them as You have forgiven me. May I never forget the fact that I am forgiven by You when I did not deserve it.
I release what they did to hurt me and I cast it into Your hands Lord. I call them blessed because You have instructed me to do so.
Holy Spirit please help me to walk out this forgiveness as is pleasing to the Father. I ask for You Lord for Your peace in this storm to overflow from within me and thank You for it.
In the Name of Jesus I pray, amen.
3. A Prayer To Forgive One Who Deeply Offended You
Father, I run into Your open arms. Thank You for Your mercy and grace that is abundant. I can always trust You to never turn me away becaise You love me. In fact, You loved me so much that You sent Your Son to earth to pay the price in full for my redemption and freedom.
You are love and there is nothing You can do but love me. Your mercy overflows and floods every area of my being. I am complete in Christ and never need to ever fear You turning from me.
As You know, I am deeply offended and hurt by someone. They have torn my heart and crushed it. Even though I am still trying to catch my breath from the situation I face, I know that You have given me Your grace in order that I bring every thought into captivity.
I bind every negative emotion and every bad thought right now and command them to leave my alone in Jesus Name. I refuse to be controlled by feelings and not follow the lead of Your mighty Holy Spirit.
I release all the pain and sorry I feel right now. I let it all go in Jesus Name. I have left nothing behind. It is all cast into Your hands.
I forgive the person who has hurt me entirely. I reach out and ask for Your supernatural help that will guide me to walk out this forgiveness. I choose to see this person through Your love.
I take this moment to intentionally allow Your peace to overflow within my heart and mind. Your peace which surpasses understanding. There is no reason I should be in a place of peace except that You have divinely allowed it to encompass me.
Should I see the person who hurt me again, help me to walk in love towards them. I trust You and thank You for Your help to stay in a place of love towards them.
Thank You that You hear this prayer and thank You for healing me completely.
In the Name of Jesus I pray, amen.
4. A Short Prayer To Forgive Yourself
Father, right now I ask You to forgive me completely. Yes, every thought and action I have taken that has fallen short of what You expected of me, I place before Your feet. Please forgive me.
Help me to renew my mind by Your Word and with the help of Your Spirit. Help me to walk right before You and to form new righteous character traits.
In Jesus Name I pray, amen.
5. Prayers For Forgiveness
I come to You today asking for forgiveness.
I acknowledge that I am a sinner and have made mistakes.
I humbly confess to these sins and ask for Your merciful grace and forgiveness.
I understand that by seeking forgiveness through prayer, I open myself up to Your healing grace, allowing me to be made new in You.
I thank You for the gift of mercy and forgiveness that You offer me so freely despite my shortcomings.
Help me to recognize my transgressions, so I can strive towards being a better version of myself.
Show me how to make reparations for the wrongs I have done, both to You and others.
Lead me away from selfishness and fear, so that I can live my life with an attitude of humility and service to You and those around me.
Give me the wisdom and strength to live a life worthy of the calling You have for me.
May I use this opportunity for self-reflection as a tool for growth in my spiritual journey, so that one day I may stand before You with pure of heart.
In Jesus Name, amen.
Bible Scripture Verses When Praying About Forgiveness
Mark 11:25 - And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Ephesians 4:32 - And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Matthew 6:15 - But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Matthew 18:21-22 - Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Matthew 6:14-15 - For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
James 5:16 - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Luke 6:27 - But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luke 6:37 - Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Colossians 3:13 - Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.
Psalms 103:10-14 - He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
Proverbs 10:12 - Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.