15 Prayers for Forgiveness of Sins and Repentance

To forgive the sins of other people against you isn’t as easy as it sounds. But remember that as you come to God for forgiveness, you are not in the position to hold a grudge against your brothers and sisters even if you are deeply hurt.

No matter what the circumstances are, remember that the Holy Spirit intercedes as you let God’s word do the miracles in your life through these prayers for forgiveness.

Put in mind that God’s forgiveness is the most unconditional gift you’d receive in your life here on earth. As you incorporate these prayers in your prayer life, you also need to take action for praying without the intent to transform is meaningless.

Prayer for Forgiveness of Others

Dear Merciful Lord,

As you have forgiven all our sins, allow us to be humble enough to forgive others of all the wrong acts they have committed against us. Let your sweet words saturate our hearts and change us in such a way that all of us will forgive others the same way your only Son, Jesus Christ, forgave us our sins.

Allow us to reach out to others and help them see the true saving faith and the truth that only you and your powerful words can bring us to everlasting life and save us from the worst pain imaginable.

Grant compassion and healing among your people, dear Lord, and let peace, joy, and grace be our only reason to do good as we struggle to face uncertain times. All these we pray through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness in Unsuccessful Marriages

Dear Heavenly Father,

We know that your mercy flows within our hearts. We know that we have both sinned against each other and to you, our Father. With your compassionate heart, bless us that we may repent for our sins.

Help us become forgiving of one another; let pain and harmful words be forgiven, and let your righteousness be the key to our freedom.

May this unsuccessful marriage teach us to listen carefully, speak softly, and act with our goodness. Grants the peace that we may not fall short of in the next relationship we ought to have.

Let true forgiveness manifest in us and start a new life out of your mercy as we part ways. In Jesus’ forgiving name, we pray. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness and Peace of Mind

Dear Lord God,

As you allow us to have compassion and forgive others, grant us peace of mind as we prepare ourselves to be with you in heaven.

As we confess our sins and promise to be faithful in you as our Savior against all evil, speak hope into our hearts and remind us that only Christ can save us from the burning pits of hell.

Bless us with a peaceful mind and heart and forgive us our sins, Heavenly Father, as we wait for the eternal life that you have promised. All these prayers we say before you, through Christ Jesus- Loved by all those who believed in him. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness After Hurting Someone

Forgive me, Lord, for I know I have hurt someone. Regardless of whether it is intentional or not, allow that person to soften their heart towards me and help them see that there is goodness in me. I pray for forgiveness, Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness of One’s Self

As you have forgiven all my sins, Lord Jesus, I help to forgive myself personally all the wrongs I have committed in the past.

Hold all ungodly thoughts captive, and let your unconditional love and precious name be my ultimate reason for forgiveness and continue living the life you have given me.

Demonstrate unconditional love today, and let your mercy flow such that you will forgive all the sins I have committed. Help me to start a new beginning free of all guilt and pain. All these I pray in your merciful presence. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness Rooted in Courage

Father God,

As we pray our daily prayer and confess our sin before your mighty grace, grant us courage, Father God, for the forgiveness of sins of others. Remind us to be forgiving as your Son loves us, and He has already died on the cross for the wrong deeds we have done. Allow us to bear your gift of forgiveness, not just today but for the remaining days of our lives.

Take away our sins and purify us, our hearts and minds, that we may not think ill against our neighbors. Cleanse us and help us carry our cross in this world until the time comes that we all face your mighty presence and glory. All these we pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer of Forgiveness for Deliverance

Dear God, we pray together as one church, asking for your forgiveness. We humbly ask you to spare us our souls and deliver us from every evil.

Help us to change in your ways and allow us to see your mighty presence through the hearts of our colleagues and friends. Amen.

Confession and Prayers for Forgiveness

Prayer for Forgiveness After a Grave Offense

Forgive me, Father, for I have committed this grave offense. I ask for repentance, but I know that I can no longer do anything about it. Help me go on with my life and allow those I have hurt to see that I am no longer the man I was before. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness and Compassion

Lord God, As you forgive me and wipe away my sin, remind me that your Son, Jesus, loves me, and by His grace, I am saved. I am praying for your mighty power and Holy Spirit that you direct me to be forgiving and compassionate for those who are hurt and corrupted by the words of evil.

Hear our prayers for them and forgive them as you forgive everything we made. All these we ask through these prayers, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness During Immense Anger

Dear God,

Take hold of my emotions and instill in me that I need to understand those who have hurt me as the sinner I am. Allow me to see the most beautiful thing in everyone and help me live as the bible tells me. All these I pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness of a Friend

God our Lord and redeemer,

Help me forgive my friend for his sin against me. Remind me, Oh Lord, to let christ rule over my thoughts and actions that they will allow me to draw closer to your teaching and live as a proud member of the Christian community[1].

Let all my works be devoted to your Son, our Savior, and allow me to transform myself to be the forgiving servant you want me to become with your gift that I gratefully receive. All these prayers I offer, through Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness for Those Who Lied Against Me

Dear God our Father,

Remind me that Jesus, your Son, loved us all regardless of all our past. Allow me to use this reality to forgive all those who lied against me in this life. I ask through this prayer that he accepts you as his Lord and Savior and proceeds to the confession of all his sins.

Lord, we all are sinners, and we come together before you and accept the renewal of our faith. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness and Protection

Heavenly God,

I forgive all those who sinned against me, but I pray, Oh God, that you protect me and do not let these moments happen again. Allow me to learn from these circumstances and help me to guard my heart against all those who seek to separate me from you. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness and Healing

As I confess to you all my sins, Oh Lord, I ask that you heal me from my past. Help me not to dwell longer on the mistakes that I have committed and allow me to move forward as one of the uplifters of your name. All these I pray in your holy name. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness During Family Disputes

Lord Jesus,

I have faith in you and your power, and I ask you to stand in between any family disputes and allow them to find healing through your words. Comfort those who are hurt and remind them that to have faith in you means to show forgiveness, not just this week, days, or months, but for all the moments that you think of the same person.

I pray, Lord God, that it would not spark a bigger problem among the family members. All these I pray with faith, In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Man Confessing to Priest and Prayers for Forgiveness

Final Thoughts

As we coexist with other fellow sinners in perfect harmony, it is rightful that we forgive them multiple times as God teaches us through the bible. Ultimately, as we say these prayers for forgiveness by heart, we acknowledge that we are not in control of our earthly lives.

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