As believers, we strive to live lives in obedience to God. Many times, though, we fail God and, inadvertently, also our fellow believers, friends, and loved ones.
There are many instances where we hurt them, intentionally or unintentionally. For this reason, we need to ask for forgiveness.
Just as God forgives and forgets our mistakes every day, we ought to forgive others, but we also need to ask God for forgiveness for our mistakes.
We should not harbor any unforgiveness in our hearts. Prayer is so important to ask someone to forgive us, but we must also do it in person.
Let these 7 prayers for forgiveness for hurting someone guide you and help you seek God’s forgiveness.
Before you start, save these prayers for faith and trust in God.
1) Short Prayer For Forgiveness For Hurting Someone
“Dearest Lord and Savior, please forgive me for hurting (name of the person). I am so sorry that I said those terrible things.
Father, I pray that You will help me ask (name of the person) for forgiveness. I know You have forgiven me, but please give me the courage to ask (name of the person) for forgiveness in person.
Please help me to find the words to say to him/her. Thank You, Lord. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The Lord provided us with the perfect example of forgiveness. Christ sacrificed His life for our forgiveness. More so, He showed us that we ought to ask for forgiveness.
When we hurt others, we sin.
As His Word says: “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” — Proverbs 28:13.
I believe you should also try these prayers to thank God for answered prayers.
2) Short Prayer For Hurting Someone You Love
“Father in Heaven, I have hurt (name of the person) today. Please forgive me for the harsh words I said to (name of the person). I pray that You will please take the pain from his/her heart.
I pray that you will help me ask forgiveness for how I treated (name of the person).
Lord Jesus, I pray for forgiveness because I failed my loved one. I know I hurt them. May our bond be strengthened and filled with light, peace and forgiveness.
Please forgive me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
We are not perfect human beings, and we fail our loved ones many times over. It is important not to repeat the same mistakes.
Once we have asked for forgiveness, we should not repeat the same mistakes.
Once you have been forgiven, you should not carry guilt along with you, and you should make sure you do not hurt them in the same way again. This does not mean that you will not err again.
The important thing is to acknowledge your mistake and ask for forgiveness from the Lord and your loved ones.
Psalms 32:5 says this: “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”
3) Prayer For God To Forgive Me For Hurting My Love
“Lord God Almighty, I am so sorry that I hurt (name of the person) so deeply with my actions. It hurts me deeply to know that I hurt someone I love.
I ask that You bring healing to the heart of (name of the person). I pray that he/she will be willing to forgive me for my words and actions.
Lord, please forgive me and set my spirit free from the guilt I feel. I pray that (name of the person) will feel Your presence and know that You can ease the pain. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The Lord, our God, is mighty and can restore our souls. Even though we often hurt those we love, He can help us overcome the pain.
As we focus on His grace and mercy, he brings about the changes we need, even if it sometimes takes a little while.
When we get together and pray about the hurt and pain, God is faithful to see us through.
His Word tells us: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” — James 5:16.
Also try these prayers for an impossible request.
4) Prayer For God To Forgive My Sins With Other People
“Dear God and Father, please forgive me for the sin I committed against (name of the person). I was really out of my mind and should not have said and done the things I did.
I pray that You set me free from the burden of the sin I committed by (explain what you did). Please help me and him/her find a way through this pain.
Lord God, in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, I ask that You will forgive this sin I committed against (name of the person). I pray that (name of the person) will find it in his/her heart to forgive me too.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.”
The Lord knows our hearts and understands when we make mistakes. However, we do need to confess our sins to one another.
We will only receive forgiveness from those we have sinned against if we ask.
By confessing our sins to God, we will know that He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness. This implies that we should confess our sins to one another to receive forgiveness.
5) Short Prayer To Be Forgiven For The Bad Words I Said
“Dearest Lord Jesus, my heart is in pain because of those incredibly bad words. I pray for the cleansing of my mind and heart from these bad words.
I ask that You remove the bad words I uttered from my lips and that I will never use them again. These words have also hurt those who heard them.
God almighty, I pray that I will be cleansed in spirit and in mind of the bad words I said. I have not only hurt myself but also You, my Lord.
Please relieve me of the guilt as well. Thank You, Father, for listening to my prayers. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Saying bad words can hurt your testimony but can also hurt those who love you.
God’s Word is clear: “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” — Colossians 4:6.
Pure and wholesome speech will encourage and embrace those we love.
As it says in Ephesians 4:29: “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to use in edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
I believe you will love these prayers for courage in difficult times.
6) Powerful Prayer For Forgiveness For Hurting Someone
“Dear Father in Heaven, I pour my heart out to You as I have hurt (name of the person). I pray that You will heal my heart so that I can ask for forgiveness and heal the heart of (name of the person) as well.
I pray that You will speak into the heart of (name of the person) so that he/she receives the healing of my forgiveness. I ask for the opportunity to ask for forgiveness as soon as possible so that the healing may start.
Thank You, Father, that I can come to You and ask for Your forgiveness, and that (name of the person) will hear Your voice and receive my forgiveness. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This prayer is powerful and allows us to give God the right of way in our lives. Pray that the Lord will always allow us to ask for forgiveness when we hurt others.
Sometimes we hurt others unintentionally, but it does not free us from transgression.
The Word of the Lord states: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” — Psalms 19:14.
7) Miracle Prayer For Forgiveness For Hurting Someone’s Feelings
“Father, I pray for the miracle of healing the heart of (name of the person). I am sorry that I hurt his/her feelings.
Lord, please forgive me for hurting the feelings of (name of the person). I pray that You would comfort him/her, please.
Lord Jesus Christ, my heart reaches out to You for a miracle in healing the hurt feelings of (name of the person).
Please help me ask for forgiveness and bring peace to his/her heart. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
We have to be kind to each other. It is therefore clear that we should not hurt each other’s feelings.
The Word of the Lord tells us: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
It is important that we respect one another and understand that we are all different and come from different backgrounds. Some of us are strong and resilient, and others need a lot of tender, loving care.
So we need to use our words with great care.
Before you leave, pray these prayers for a miracle.
Will God Really Forgive Me?
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross for all our sins. This was the purpose of His death.
That means that He will truly forgive you for your sins. As we already noted, He is faithful and just to do so.
Can I Start Saying The Prayers Right Now?
There is no time restriction on when you can start praying for anything, and that includes asking for forgiveness. God wants us to ask Him anything. He wants us to trust Him for all our needs.
Start praying the moment you feel convicted in your heart.
Pray for yourself and especially for the person you have hurt. Pray that God’s healing will flow over you and him or her. He always hears our prayers.
Always remember the verse above; that God does not have favorites. When we sin, He forgives all our sins. If we hurt others and cause them pain, He will hear our cries, forgive our transgression, and bring healing to both parties.
We must also remember that there are many different types of people in the body of Christ. We have to be considerate and not hurt each other. It is even more relevant for those closest to us, such as our immediate friends and family.
Asking for forgiveness is easy, but not repeating the same mistakes takes effort and, in particular, spiritual growth. Even though we are not perfect, and will make mistakes, we should learn from them.