The goal of our lives, as believers, is to obey the Lord our God. We become believers by confessing our sins and asking God to forgive them all. The first sins He forgives are the ones we are born with—our Adamic sins.
We are born in sin, but God forgives all sin from birth onward. The important part is that we need to ask for forgiveness to receive the gift of salvation. Christ’s death on the cross made this possible.
After our commitment to Christ and His forgiveness, we don’t stop spinning because we are not perfect. However, we have to continue to ask for forgiveness for the sins we commit daily.
In this article, you’ll find 7 prayers to ask for forgiveness to God.
Before you start, save these repentance prayers to God.
1) Prayer Asking For Forgiveness
“Dear Father, I commit myself to You and pray that You will forgive me for the sins I committed today. I pray that You will remove the guilt I feel too.
Father God, You are perfect and have given me freedom from sin through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Please forgive my transgressions. Thank You.
I bring my sins to You, dear Lord, and ask that You wash and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Forgive me for my sins. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The Lord Jesus provided us with the power of forgiveness of sin through His sacrifice on the cross. It is our gift to Him to ask forgiveness and be cleansed.
Our purpose in asking God for forgiveness is to know that we are forgiven. There is a scripture that tells us this: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” — Romans 10:13.
2) Short Prayer Asking For Forgiveness To God
“Dear Father in Heaven,
My heart reaches out to You to ask Your forgiveness. I have nothing to offer You but my prayer for forgiveness.
I fail You each day when I sin. It is my deepest desire that You forgive the sins I have committed today.
Dear Lord Jesus, You are the only one Who can release me from the sin I have committed. Please set me free from this burden.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Jesus is our Savior. He is the only one Who can save us through the forgiveness of sins.
Without Him, we can do nothing, and that includes being forgiven for our sins.
God says to us: “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” — John 14:14.
This means that He will forgive us our sins, too, if we ask Him. Jesus is faithful to His promise and will forgive us our sins.
It is important to ask forgiveness of God every day, so that we can grow closer to Him and do His perfect will.
I believe you should also pray these prayers to trust in Good.
3) Prayer For Forgiveness Of Sins, Renewal And Repentance
“Dear God Almighty, I ask today that Your Grace and Mercy abide with me as I ask for forgiveness for my sins. Please set me free.
Father God, I ask for You to cleanse me deeply from all sin. I ask for renewal in the midst of my soul so that I might draw closer to You.
Lord, please set me free from all unrighteousness. Most of all, I ask that You help me repent of the sins I knowingly and unknowingly commit daily. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
God, our Father, sent His Son, Jesus Christ, as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
This is the ultimate truth for all believers: “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.” — 1 Peter 3:18.
As He was made alive in the Spirit, we, too, can find the renewal of His forgiveness of our sins.
This is made possible through daily repentance to be found clean before the Lord.
4) Powerful Forgiveness Prayer To God
“My dearest Lord God, I pray for Your mercy and hope that You will forgive the sins I committed today.
God, You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem me from my sin. For this reason, I lay myself before You to cleanse and purify me.
Lord God Almighty, I turn to You, today to confess my sins and ask for Your forgiveness. Please release me from this heavy burden I carry. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
God’s grace is sufficient for us. As we lay our burdens before Him, He is gracious to make us whole.
Forgiveness of sins is the crux of God’s Grace and Mercy. The scripture tells us: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9.
When we confess our sins to God, we know this: “For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” — Psalms 100:5.
5) Miracle Prayer After Sinning
“Dearest Lord Jesus, I am grieved that I have committed this sin. It is with great sadness that I ask You to forgive me for having done this (name of sin).
Dear Lord, I have sinned, and I am pleading with You to forgive me for what I’ve done. I am truly sorry and beg You for forgiveness.
Father God, my heart aches for the sin (name of sin) I committed. Please guide me in the direction I should go to find the right path once more. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
There is always hope for us, regardless of the sins we commit. With God, there are no small or big sins.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” — Romans 3:23.
However, we must remember that we are often still accountable for our sins.
For example, if we have sinned against our brother, we have to ask for his forgiveness and perhaps even make restitution. This is the miracle of repentance from sin.
It is important to know that God sets us free regardless of our sin as long as we do not grieve the Holy Spirit.
“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” — Ephesians 4:30.
6) Prayer To God For Help And Forgiveness
“Dear Father, please help me with the struggle I have with this sin (name of sin) in my life. I need Your forgiveness, please.
Please, Heavenly Father, I need Your help urgently. I keep committing the same sin and desperately need Your help to find freedom from it.
Father God, I ask You to forgive me for the sins I have committed. I despair that I keep asking for Your forgiveness. I need Your help to release me, please. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
God knows our hearts and knows what our struggles are, especially with sin.
We should therefore always trust Him and make our requests known to Him. God hears our cries for help and always answers our prayers.
Sometimes we think that He does not answer our prayers.
He often answers our prayers in ways we do not expect. Even our unanswered prayers can be a blessing.
7) Prayer To Ask God To Forgive You Right Now
“Lord, I come into Your presence and ask for a miracle. I need Your forgiveness for my sins right now. Thank You for Your help.
Lord, please forgive my sins right now. I need Your help to be relieved of the weight I carry. I thank You for this from deep within my soul.
Lord Jesus Christ, I ask that You look at my heart and know what I desire—that You set me free from my sins in this moment.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” (Psalms 139:23).
Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
For our sins to be removed, we need to ask God to remove them by confessing our sins
He will immediately remove and wash away any sin in our lives. He searches our hearts and knows what we need before we even ask.
God does not wait to take away our sins, as long as we bring them to Him.
“He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins.” — 1 John 1:9.
There is therefore no doubt that He will forgive your sins the moment you ask Him to do so.
Before you leave, try these prayers to thank God for answered prayers.
How To Pray To God For Forgiveness?
Here are some guidelines:
- The first step is to bring praise to God. The “Our Father” prayer in Matthew 6:9 gives us the guidance that we should glorify Him first;
- Pray from your heart and acknowledge that you have sinned and that you want forgiveness;
- Place your prayers in the context of scripture. Tell God that you are aware of what His Word says about your sin and forgiveness;
- Ask Him to forgive you for the sin you have committed. He said so himself: “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12);
- Finally, thank Him for forgiving you your sins.
Will God Really Forgive Me?
When God makes promises, He keeps them. When it comes to the forgiveness of sin, you can be assured that, no matter the sin, He will forgive you.
The only thing you need to do is confess your sin.
When it comes to sin, you will encounter this verse all the time: “He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins.” — 1 John 1:9. Confess your sin, and He WILL forgive it fully.
Can I Trust The Powers Of Prayers?
Prayer is powerful, especially when it comes to the forgiveness of sins. One thing is certain, God forgives the worst sins and can make us new again.
Remember the thief on the cross? Even then, on his deathbed, God forgave his sin.
See what Luke said in Chapter 23:42-43: “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
Always remember the verse above; that God does not have favorites. When we sin, He forgives all our sins. The main reason why Jesus came to die on the cross was for the forgiveness of our transgressions.
One of the things we need to take note of is that God looks at our hearts. A sincere heart allows the Lord to forgive us and restore our hearts to Him.
Hebrews 10:22 shows us that, when we “draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water,” God is there to catch us.