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A Prayer for Forgiveness

Lord God my Father and King, I come before you now to ask that you may not turn away from me. Please, Father, do not reject me, for my sins are many. I have not kept your commandments, I have defiled my oath to you, and I have taken pleasure in the evil that you so hate.

Why, Father, can I not do good when your spirit encourages me to do good? Why is it that my heart longs for evil, when I know that it will push me away from you? Please do not take your spirit away from me. Please look upon me and see my mind’s intent. I struggle every day with knowing that my sins separate me from you. My burden is too great for me to bear. I soak my pillow every night knowing I am nothing but a wretch.

Help me God. Forgive me of my iniquities. Give me the strength to overcome. Provide me with the will to purge that which is evil in my life, for your word is pure, right and just. Your commandments are perfect. You are perfect. Lead me to want you always. Strengthen me to want to love you always.

I am a sinner. I am sorry for all the wrongs I have committed. Forgive me, my God. You and only you are my salvation. Lead me out of temptation. Remove bitterness from my heart and from my mind. Pour more of your spirit into me, Father, so that I may live a life dedicated to your glory. Help me in all that I do, and give me strength. I am lost without you, God.

Please hear my prayer for forgiveness.


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

23 thoughts on “A Prayer for Forgiveness

  1. What a wonderful prayer. We need this everyday no matter how anointed we are. We need more of God’s spirit in these trying times

  2. My friend Jack,
    “Create a clean heart in me oh LORD….”

    And Jesus heard and answered with Catholic Sacramental Confession:
    1 John 5:16-17
    1 John 1:6-7
    John 20:19-23. Surely Jack this teaching is in God’s WORD because the Holy Spirit knew it HAD to be included.
    What an AMAZING God we have if we but have the Faith to believe in what He say’s.
    Amen and Blessings Jack my friend,

    1. Oh, so great a God we worship that He should know what we would ask of Him before it escapes from our lips! How wonderful God is! May God shower you with spiritual gifts, Patrick!

  3. Every day!

    Matthew 6:11-12 New King James Version (NKJV)

    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our debts,
    As we forgive our debtors.

  4. In Jesus Name AMEM! Thank You Jesus for Your mercy & forgiveness and for Your love & the hope place in our hearts as You bless us abundantly!
    Praise You Holy Name~

    God Bless you Jack!

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