Forgiveness


WHEN I NEED TO FORGIVE SOMEONE:

Dear God, Oh, how I need You! I am more sinful that I can even admit. You have forgiven me so much. Help me to believe that my debt to you is paid in full by the blood of Jesus Christ and that nothing I do can make you love me any more. Help me to be ever grateful for your forgiveness of my sin. And - in response -- help me to forgive those who have hurt me. Lord, you know all about my struggles with _. Please pour out your grace on our relationship. Replace my bitterness with compassion, my wrath and anger with gentleness, my clamor with gentleness, my slander with truth. Please give me your love for _ - that I might be kind and tenderhearted. May our relationship be a platform for your glory to be displayed. In the strong and loving name of Jesus, Amen.

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WHEN I NEED SOMEONE TO FORGIVE ME:

Dear God, First of all, I need your forgiveness. Wash away my sin with the blood of Jesus and purify my heart. Give me the courage to go to _ and confess my sin. Give me humility and vulnerability -- not trying to defend myself or shift the blame to anyone else. Help me to admit that I was wrong and that I am truly sorry. Please, Lord, help _ to accept my apology and to forgive me. I realize I don’t deserve it. Please pour out your grace upon us. In Your way and in Your time, please restore our relationship. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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WHEN I NEED GOD TO FORGIVE ME:

Dear God,

Your Word promises, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to purify us from all unrighteousness.” So I claim that promise today, Lord. I know I have more sins than I can even admit -- but especially I need forgiveness for _. Please wash away my sin with the blood of Jesus and purify my heart. Change my heart and my desires. Give me the grace and strength to make wise choices. Help me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus. In His name, Amen.


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“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. (Colossians 3:12-14)

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. (James 5:16)

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31-32

HAVEN MINISTRIES, 2013