Prayers for Forgiveness


Psalm 25:6-7

Remember, Lord,
your compassion and mercy
which you showed long ago.
Do not recall the sins and failings of my youth.
In your mercy remember me, lord,
because of your goodness.

 

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Forgive All My Sins

Lord Jesus,
You opened the eyes of the blind,
healed the sick,
forgave the sinful woman,
and after Peter's denial confirmed him in your love.
Listen to my prayer:
forgive all my sins,
renew your love in my heart,
help me to live in perfect unity
with my fellow Christians 
that I may proclaim your saving power
to all the world.

- Author Unknown

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Mercy

Lord Jesus, Son of God,

Have mercy on me,

a sinner.

- Author Unknown

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Friend of Sinners

Lord Jesus,

You chose to be called the friend of sinners.
By your saving death and resurrection
free me from my sins.
May your peace take root in my heart
and bring forth a harvest of love, holiness, and truth.

- Author Unknown

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Luke 15:18; 18:13

Father, I have sinner against you
and am not worthy to be called your son (daughter).
Be merciful to me, a sinner.

Father of mercy, like the prodigal son
I return to you and say:
"I have sinned against you
and am no longer worthy to be called your son."
Christ Jesus, savior of the world,
I pray with the repentant thief
to whom you promised paradise:
"Lord, remember me in your kingdom."
Holy Spirit, fountain of love,
I call on you with trust:
"Purify my heart,
and help me to walk as a child of the light."

- Book of Luke

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Psalm 50:4-5

Wash me from my guilt
and cleanse me of my sin.
I acknowledge my offense;
my sin is before always.

- Book of Psalm 

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Forgiveness

Jesus, I believe you love me.
Please forgive me for my sins.
Help me to be a better person. Amen.

- Author Unknown

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Penance

My God, 
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong,
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you whom I should
love above all things.

I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance, to sin no more,
and avoid whatever leads me to sin.

Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God, have mercy.

- Author Unknown

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Lamb of God

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the lamb of God;
you take away the sins of the world.
Through the grace of the Holy Spirit
restore me to friendship with your Father,
cleanse me from every stain of sin
in the blood you shed for me,
and raise me to new life for the glory of your name.

- Author Unknown

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Sura 42:40-43

The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: from (Allah) loveth not those who do wrong. But indeed if any do help and defend themselves after a wrong (done) to them, against such there is no cause of blame. The blame is only against those who oppress men and wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a penalty grievous. But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs.

- Holy Qur'an

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